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Historical Essay

Rosaline Peck's Violin

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Violin and bow played by Madison, Wisconsin pioneer Rosaline Peck, 1830s. (Museum object #1969.304.2,A)

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...

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Native American courting flute carved by Louis Webster, of Menominee, Stockbridge, Potawatomi and Oneida descent, 1994. (Museum object #1996.118.93)

Date: 1942-08-15 

Description: A group of boys and girls seated with instruments are waiting to perform music at a Civilian Defense Rally.

Date: 1905 

Description: Letterhead of the Milwaukee office of the Local Executive Committee for Head Camp Entertainment for a convention on June 20th to 24th, 1905, of the Modern...

Date: 1959-09 

Description: Carol Bryant, Robert Rancourt and Nancy Fowlkes act out a scene from "The Cold Wind and the Warm", the opening play of the Madison Theater Guild season pre...

Date: 1970-04-25 ca.

Description: A nude woman talks to a stagehand on the side of the stage at the Sound Storm Music festival.

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: 1970-04-25 ca.

Description: A crowd of four African American men play conga drums at the Sound Storm music festival for a gathering audience.

Date: 1950-07-06 

Description: Pictured are cast members of the Youth Summer Theater, Madison's teenage acting group, shown rehearsing for the production of "Prince Fairyfoot," a play fo...

Date: 1970-04-25 ca.

Description: View from below of Paul Rabbit, guitarist for the band Tongue, performing near the edge of stage at the Sound Storm music festival.

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...

Date: 1957-02-17 

Description: Presenting musical numbers, in costume, at a meeting of the Rosaline Peck Society, Children of the American Revolution include, from left to right, Anne Fa...

Date: 1968 

Description: Rock trio, "The Ox", performing on stage. The guitarist and bassist are on an elevated platform next to a stack of amplifiers, while the drummer is set up...

Date: 1971-05 

Description: Poster advertising for the "Celebration of Life" music festival, held June 21 through 28, 1971, 150 miles north of New Orleans. Poster features two colorfu...

Photograph

Crow on Stage

Date: 1970-04-25 

Description: Minneapolis rock band Crow, featuring front man Dave Wagner, guitarist Dick Wiegand, bassist Larry Wiegand, keyboardist Kink Middlemist (not pictured here)...

Date: 1972-04 ca.

Description: Poster advertising for a performance of Samuel Beckett's play "Endgame" at University of Wisconsin Madison's-Union South theater. Features a crude drawing...

Date: 1947-03-25 

Description: Cast members in costume at Longfellow School play, "The Bear's Dream".

Photograph

Fan Dancer

Date: 1933-09-28 

Description: Rosita Carmen, burlesque dancer, performs with feather fans on the stage of the Orpheum Theater.

Date:  

Description: Billhead of Neese, Kustermann & Root of Green Bay, Wisconsin, stationers, printers, book-binders, and dealers in musical instruments and sewing machines. T...

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