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Date: 1950-07-10 

Description: Children play a game of touchball at the Nakoma school playground, one of the many activities offered at the city's playgrounds by the board of education r...



Date: 1912 ca.

Description: A child in a stocking cap sleds down a course of piled snow at the side of the Hotz family home.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of Bertha Gesell washing doll clothes in a wooden tub. Clothes are on a clothesline behind her. Her doll sit...

Date: 1944-04-18 

Description: Frog jumping contest showing Jim Brandenburg, 4134 Hiawatha Drive, coaching his frog "Rebel" on to victory.


Kids Running

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: A group of four girls runs through a yard toward the camera on the east side of Madison.

Date: 1950-07-10 

Description: Three boys playing a game of "washers" at the Olbrich park playground, one of the thirty parks included in the summer playground program sponsored by the B...

Date: 1915 

Description: Boys demonstrate acrobatic skills on the grounds of their summer camp.

Date: 1949-02-15 

Description: Children at play while their mothers mended clothes for the Quaker relief project on a regular Tuesday session at the home of Mrs. Hilton E. (Lillian) Hann...


Description: View from street of a group of ten children sitting on the curb of a street. Behind them are a house, trees, and a man on a bicycle. Seven of the ten child...

Date: 1935-01-24 

Description: Washington School kindergarten class, 217 N. Broom Street, with children playing in a boat built of blocks.

Date: 1947-07-22 

Description: Six boys enjoying their grass covered lean-to in front of a campfire at YMCA Camp Wakanda. L to R in the foreground are: John Omernik, John Stephens, John...

Date: 1917 ca.

Description: Richard "Dick" Lloyd Jones, Florence Lloyd Jones (Bis or Bisser) and Jenkin Lloyd Jones outside on a platform swing.


Skate Boarders

Date: 1977-08-16 

Description: Skateboarders take a break.


Swimming Safety

Date: 1944-06-14 

Description: Carol Ann Nelson and her sister, Patty, observing the sign stating the hours that lifeguards are on duty at the beach.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Along a wooded shoreline, three children (probably J. Robert Taylor's two daughters and son) in two boats playing. In one boat a young boy in white is stru...

Date: 1927 ca.

Description: Dr. William F. Petersen sits in the doorway of a toy teepee playing with his sons Conrad, left, and Edward, dressed in Indian costumes. Edward wields a toy...


Co-op Poster

Date:  date unknown

Description: A poster featuring a man in a tri-corner hat directing a group of people as they raise the frame of a barn. The text reads, "NEIGHBORS built America" and "...

Date: 1959-05-21 

Description: Mary Gandt sits with her young charge, Dana Rosenthal, in the sandbox. Mary is babysitting to earn money for the Girl Scout trip to a Round-Up in Colorado.

Date: 1931-08-27 

Description: Virginia Gillette demonstrates how residents in the 400 block of Virginia Terrace are combating traffic dangers by spanking. Dicky Dupois is over her knee,...



Date: 1967-06-21 

Description: Young female children celebrate a sleepover while four girls in bed watch another girl toss a pillow in the air. They are smiling gleefully while the pill...

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