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Date: 1970-04-25 ca.

Description: The Bowery Boys perform onstage at the Sound Storm music festival. Band members from left to right are Jeff Amundson on vocals, T. J. Wipperman on trombone...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of a woman flanked by two men, all standing, wearing minstrel costumes and blackface makeup. The men are pl...

Date: 1970-04-26 

Description: View from stage looking out towards crowd of Jerry Garcia and Bill Kreutzmann playing guitar and drums (respectively) with the Grateful Dead at the Sound S...

Date: 1990-09 

Description: Louise Wiseman performs at talent show dressed in lace lingerie. The stage is decorated with pumpkins and cornstalks.

Date: 1922 ca.

Description: Costumed students stand outdoors to act in a pageant celebrating the founding of the College of Mount Saint Vincent. The school was founded in 1847 by the...

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Description: Possibly a picture of Harold Gauer's brother Norman's "exotic oriental' dancer wife. Photograph was taken in the Brady Street "Lab."

Photograph

Band and Audience

Date: 1946 

Description: An audience watches a musical group put on a show in a tent at the Kansas State Fair.

Date: 1950-03-24 before

Description: Front cover of a farewell dinner menu from the Italian Line ship Saturnia, with two Commedia dell' Arte characters: Tartaglia, a rotund figure who w...

Photograph

Alma Center Band

Date:  date unknown

Description: Band posed playing in a circle formation, probably the Alma Center Band, in a concert on the lawn in front of the Jackson County Court House. The house in...

Photograph

Old Time Fiddlers

Date: 1948-04-05 

Description: Posed with their fiddles are Theodore Rygh, Jr., of Woodford, left - third place finisher, and Herman "Tex" Falkenstein, of Madison, right - second place f...

Date: 1970-04-25 ca.

Description: Peter Obranovich (better known at the time as "Pete Bobo"), promoter for the festival, wearing a blue and yellow bucket hat, standing on the side of the st...

Photograph

Washington Mansion

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of musicians and dancers in front of the Washington Mansion, a wooden home build in 1811 by David Hammond. A band and dancers occupy the front lawn.

Historical Essay

Polka Rhythms Bandstand

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Bandstand used by Chad Przybylski and his Polka Rhythms of Pulaski, Wisconsin, from c. 1980 until 2003. (Museum object #2003.10.1)

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Drum kit used by Viroqua, Wisconsin, native Butch Vig when he played with the bands Spooner, Fire Town, and the Grammy-nominated Garbage. (Museum object)

Photograph

Fan Dancer

Date: 1933-09-28 

Description: Fan dancer Rosita Carmen performs at the Orpheum Theater, offstage she is accompanied by organist Mac Bridwell.

Date: 1932-03-23 

Description: Lee Sims, piano player, and Ilo Mae Bailey, singer, at WIBA radio, NBC studios.

Date: 1970-04-25 ca.

Description: Elevated view of The Bowery Boys performing onstage at the Sound Storm music festival. Band members are Ken Heim on organ, Richard Wiegel on guitar, Jeff A...

Date: 1971-03-26 ca.

Description: Poster promoting an April 24, 1971 performance by Merce Cunningham and Dance Company at the Wisconsin Union Theater on the University of Wisconsin-Madison...

Date: 1970-04-25 ca.

Description: View from audience of Illinois Speed Press performing on stage at night at the Sound Storm music festival.

Historical Essay

Orson Welles, 1915-1985

Cinematic Visionary

Learn about this Wisconsin-born director, his relationship with the film industry, and his lasting legacy as a filmmaker.
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