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Fern Kirkpatrick

Date: 1952-04-25 

Description: Portrait of Fern (Mrs. D. L.) Kirkpatrick, trumpet soloist with the Madison Civic Symphony.

Date: 1965 

Description: Station manager Ron Nicols and an International Scout truck with plow outside Wisconsin's Very Live Radio station headquarters. WVLR shared quarters with C...

Date: 1933-08 

Description: The Kankakee High School band plays in the background as a crowd gathers around International Harvester exhibits at the "Century of Progress" world's fair.

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...

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)


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

Date: 1970-04-25 ca.

Description: Either Pat Ferreri or Phil Upchurch, playing 12-string guitar for psychedelic soul band Rotary Connection, on stage at the Sound Storm music festival.

Date: 1956-06-07 

Description: Guests at the organizational tea of the Woman's Committee of the Madison Civic Association included, from left: Lois Mayer, Rosalie Mayer, Sarah Jamieson,...

Historical Object

Oscar Meyer Banjo-Ukulele

Date:  date unknown

Description: A banjo-ukulele with the words "Oh, I Wish I Were... An Oscar Meyer Wiener..." on the body of the instrument. It was used by Richard Trentlage in the first...

Date: 1948 ca.

Description: Menominee Indian Band playing at the Wisconsin Centennial Year Kick-off Ceremony in the Wisconsin State Capitol. They played a one hour concert in the morn...


House Party

Date: 1927-12 

Description: "This scene can be dated by the homemade calendar under the wall clock. It is December of 1927. Farmers were prospering at that time, as was the rest of th...


Dixieland Band

Date: 1995-07 

Description: "Mayville's Raymond ?, also know as Peggy McEathon sings with the Pete Runde Dixieland Band."

Date: 1905 

Description: Katherine M. Harmon, member of the Menomonie High School class of 1905, depicted as a pianist, playing an organ. Part of a yearbook created by classmate Al...


Description: "Nine Brown Heroes and Heroines," sheet music by A.H. Hamilton, pastor of St. Paul's A.M.E. church in Pueblo, Colorado, with music by Mary Maloney. The mu...

Date: 1954-11-29 

Description: Group portrait of the principal characters for a presentation of "Peter and the Wolf" by the Madison Civic Symphony orchestra and the Kathryn Hubbard dance...

Date: 1956-06-07 

Description: Sigma Alpha Iota music sorority alumnae officers include Juanita Sullivan, Darlene McLeod (of Bounty, Saskatchewan, Canada), and Katrinka Van Wagenen.


Charles C. Stone


Description: Full-length carte-de-visite portrait in front of a painted backdrop of Charles C. Stone of Decatur, Wisconsin, a member of the 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 1...


Description: Three boys, one playing a guitar, one playing a mandolin, and one singing a song from "Favorite Radio Gems", songbook, as part of a Farmers Union Meeting a...

Date: 1971-02-05 ca.

Description: Poster advertising a performance by REO Speedwagon at Dewey's. Features a toy wagon at the top.

Date: 1971-05 

Description: Poster advertising for a Tom Jones concert, featuring Tom Jones, Pat Henry, The Blossoms, and Jeff Slurges Universe, at the Dane County Coliseum, June 6, 1...

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