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Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Elaborately beaded jacket worn by pianist, performer, and Wisconsin native Liberace during his performances in the late 1970s. (Museum object #2008.77.1)

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Banjo-ukulele used by jingle composer Richard Trentlage in the first recording of the Oscar Mayer Wiener Song, 1962. (Museum object #2009.59.1)

Date: 1949-02-23 

Description: Junior Red Cross variety show, with James Stiene and Dick Grahn with sticks, and Bob Pickarts, directing a Chinese play. The students are from Lowell Schoo...

Historical Essay

Caine Mutiny Costume

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Naval uniform costume worn by actor Fred MacMurray in the 1954 motion picture "The Caine Mutiny." (Museum object #2009.19.1)

Date: 1961-04-25 

Description: Group portrait of four members of the "Roaring '20's" portion of the Junior Woman's Club's original production which is being presented to a number of orga...

Date: 1971-11 ca.

Description: Poster advertisement for a concert by the group "The Living Sound," at 240 West Gilman Street, in Madison, Wisconsin. Features a reduced purple and red col...

Date: 1971-02 ca.

Description: Screen printed poster announcing a performance by Miles Davis Quintet and Keith Jarrett, occurring Thursday, March 18, 1971, at the Union Theater in the Un...

Date: 1962 

Description: Lady members of the Brynwood Country Club performing a musical skit at the club's opening luncheon. They are concluding a historical “fashion” show, wearin...

Date: 1970-04-24 

Description: Chicago R&B act Baby Huey mid-performance viewed from stage left. Members of the horn section and percussionists are visible in front of and behind Baby Hu...

Date: 1971-05 

Description: Poster advertising for a new "Spirit in Flesh" LP. Features a bearded singer, holding a microphone and wearing an open vest.

Photograph

Merle Haggard

Date: 2013-07-20 

Description: Merle Haggard posing in front of his Super Chief Santa Fe motor coach at the Southside Oktoberfest Grounds. He has his sunglasses hooked in the collar of h...

Date: 1946 

Description: "The Harmonians" performing at a picnic to raise money for striking Allis-Chalmers workers.

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Description: Poster publicizing a concert by the group Blooziana at the Nitty Gritty in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Description: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying two photographs; there is an empty space where a third photograph was once included. The top photograph shows a...

Date: 1953-03-02 

Description: During a scene from the University of Wisconsin Men's Dolphin Club show "Robin Hood Comes Clean", Nick Woodas of Madison portrays the king in anguish over...

Date: 1971 

Description: Poster advertising for a concert featuring "Shanana" with special guests Amboy Dukes, October 3, 1971 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Field House. F...

Date: 1945-02-26 

Description: WHA studio with two women and two men around a microphone. In the background are (probably) Dan Frediani, the sound effects man, and Don Voegeli at the or...

Date: 1971-06 

Description: Poster advertising for a Rock-n-Roll music festival, featuring Warner Brothers recording artist Brownsville Station, Hound Dog Moses, and Tongue. Promoted...

Date: 1970-04-26 

Description: Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, keyboardist and percussionist for the Grateful Dead, sitting at his keyboard mid-performance, playing a tambourine. His t-shirt read...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Spectators sit in seats during an organ recital using one of the world's largest outdoor pipe organs at Balboa Park, established in 1868. The stage and or...

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