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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)

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Logging Camp

Date:  date unknown

Description: Men posed sitting and standing in a logging camp in front of a steam locomotive. A man in the middle foreground is posed sitting and playing a concertina....

Date: 1950-09-30 

Description: UW band director Ray Dvorak directs after returning from a two year battle with injuries suffered in a train wreck. He is shown in uniform directing the cr...

Date: 1950-09-27 

Description: Walter Heerman discusses the score of Handel's "Messiah" with chorus members. They are Arlene Radl (seated) and, standing left to right, Matthias Cooper, M...

Date: 1961-04-21 

Description: A group of attendees gathers at a banquet celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Sigma Alpha Iota music sorority. They include, left to right, Professor L...

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Description: Small color lobby card (number 5) for the film Amadeus. Tom Hulce, as Amadeus, works on a score on a billiard table. There are pages of the score sc...

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: 1900 ca.

Description: A woman sits at a reed organ while another looks on.

Date: 1957-05-11 

Description: Carol Jack, Janet Saevre, and Gilman Voss are among the 5000 high school musicians at the State Solo-Ensemble Festival held in Madison.

Date: 1961-04-21 

Description: Guests of honor attend a banquet celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Sigma Alpha Iota music sorority. They are, left to right: Helene Blotz, faculty ad...

Date: 1956-06-07 

Description: Mrs. Antone Falletti of Evansville, Indiana (left), board member of the American Symphony Orchestra League, sits at the Bolz home alongside her hostess, Eu...

Date: 1943 

Description: The United States Coast Guard band plays a concert for a War Bond Drive with Rudy Vallee as its conductor. The original caption reads, "U.S.C.G. (Int'l K-6...

Date: 1970-04-25 ca.

Description: Elevated view of Sound Storm music festival audience as seen from the stage. Trucks, camper vans, and tents crowd the hill in the background.

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Family Christmas

Date:  date unknown

Description: A family sits around a Christmas tree playing music and singing.

Date: 1956-05-28 

Description: Recreation for older adults is one of the topics at the First Governor's Conference on an Aging Population. Gus Torgeson, guitarist; Henry Breneman, violin...

Date: 1970-04-26 

Description: Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia (seated, middle) with drummers Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart, sit on the Sound Storm stage before playing.

Date: 1970-04-25 

Description: The drummer for Luther Allison being embraced by a woman on stage behind his drum kit. Behind them the bassist is visible, and the crowd in front of the st...

Date: 1952-05-09 

Description: Professor Edgar B. Gordon with a large group of grade school youngsters from southern Wisconsin who came to the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus to s...

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Welsh Songfest

Date: 1946 

Description: John Williams leading a congregation at Peniel Church in song at Gymanfa Ganu, a Welsh songfest.

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