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Date:  date unknown

Description: Pierre Sidell poses holding a small jug on her shoulder. She is wearing a face veil and headdress.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Pierre Sidell wears a white fur hat and tunic with a fur collar. She is holding a cigarette as she poses with one foot up on a bench.

Date: 1952 

Description: Letterhead for the Wisconsin State Fair, with a state fair ribbon superimposed on a silhouette of the state, and two vignettes of agricultural and industri...

Date: 2005 

Description: Portrait of Gordon Hampel standing amidst his flowers.

Date:  

Description: Crowd watching a monkey ride a horse in a circus parade in town.

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)

Photograph

High Dive

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Elevated view of a crowd watching a diver who has launched himself from a high ladder supported by guy wires. The railing around a small pool is visible on...

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Description: Ben Bergor letterhead, promoting Bergor as a theatrical agent and entertainment consultant, with a cartoon of a bird wearing a top hat and a bow tie, and c...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Full-length portrait of Pierre Sidell posing onstage in a dancing costume.

Date:  

Description: Crowd watching a strongman lift a wagon wheel.

Photograph

Poopshovel

Date: 1991-10-10 

Description: Publicity photograph of the four band members from Poopshovel, a Madison, Wisconsin rock band. From left to right are Rich Whitaker, Bill Crawford, Dave Ko...

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Description: Man performing a balancing act in town.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Billie Sidell contorts her body in a dancer's pose. She is wearing a beaded costume and a feathered headdress.

Photograph

NBC-WIBA Broadcast

Date: 1946-04-03 

Description: Eight men standing around a microphone in the NBC-WIBA broadcast studio including Charles A. Mittelstadt, radio commentator.

Date:  

Description: Letterhead of Ben Bergor, with illustrations of theatrical masks, Bergor's head, his "Remember this bird!" symbol, and a cartoon of Bergor at the bottom of...

Date: 1957-05-17 

Description: Portrait of some of the active alumni of the Youth Summer Theater. Seated in front is Mary Kate Lorenz. Others left to right: David Starkweather (standing,...

Wisconsin World War II Stories: Europe

Listening to World War II era music helps students to learn about the time period as well as the contributions of entertainers to the war effort

Photograph

Bonspiel Banquet

Date: 1958-02-28 

Description: Group portrait of the cast for a skit called "The Women," entertainment for the Badger Bonspiel banquet. The women include, left to right, Emily Ahearn, Do...

Date: 1948-09-26 

Description: Original caption reads: "Back in Madison after 27 years is Richard Neumann, one-time organist at the Orpheum and Parkway theaters. Neumann was the organist...

Photograph

Tad

Date: 1995-07 

Description: Publicity photograph of the three band members from Tad, a Seattle Washington grunge rock band. From left to right are Kurt Davidson, Josh Sinder, and Tad...

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