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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: 1956-06-07 

Description: Three officers of the new Women's Committee of the Madison Civic Music Association stand in a stairwell in the Boltz home. Left to right: Evelyn Steenbock,...

Date: 1888-12-15 before

Description: Front and inside front covers of a menu with a three-dimensional violin, a stringed bow, a sprig of cloth holly leaves and three berries, and a blue ribbon...

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.

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.

Date: 1814-09-20 

Description: First newspaper printing of "The Star Spangled Banner". Printed six days after the Battle of Fort McHenry, where Frances Scott Key wrote the poem that woul...

Photograph

Group Party Picture

Date:  

Description: Party picture. They are making fun of their pal 'Lucky" Demo's band.

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: 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.

Photograph

Teen-Agers Dating

Date: 1949-01-25 

Description: Sharing a coke at a jukebox are Central High School students Jean Reynolds and Bob King.

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: 1946-08-10 

Description: Helene Stratman-Thomas and Dr. Charles O. Lindberg, a Swedish singer.

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)...

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