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Historical Essay

1957 Soap Box Derby Racer

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

"Soap box" coaster car operated by Van Steiner in the All-American Soap Box Derby in 1957. (Museum object # 2009.56.1)

Date: 1933-07-17 

Description: A large group of children plays in a sandbox at The Capital Times Kiddie Camp.

Date: 1939 ca.

Description: Seven children wearing coats and hats play in front of a roofed entrance of two-story house. One child has a tricycle, another is holding a doll. An automo...

Date: 1962-12-04 

Description: Carrying out the "Babes in Toyland" theme at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd W. Shamburek, 140 W. Good Hope Road. Peggy (left), arrranges the furniture with...

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Description: View across yard of a clapboard one-room schoolhouse with a teacher and children playing outside.

Date: 1939 ca.

Description: Three boys painting with watercolors at a folding table. They appear to be on a porch.

Date: 1944-12-12 

Description: Sydney Ann, age 4, kneeling beside her baby sister, Stephanie, who is bundled into a sled. The girls are the children of Mr. & Mrs. John Warren Fish, 816...

Date: 1909-03 

Description: Sandlot baseball game in front of a house and several outbuildings, all in dilapidated condition.

Date: 1917 ca.

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

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Description: A group of young boys gathered at the steps at the front of a house engaging in some kind of game, perhaps a game of chance. One boy is sitting above them...

Date: 1923 

Description: Boys line up on pier for swimming race at Camp Wakanda.

Date: 1985-04-06 

Description: Young men performing skateboard handstands on downtown sidewalks.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Three smiling children wearing white sitting atop a gigantic, dark squash. Text in top left corner reads, "Beaver Dam, Wis." Fence lines back of squash. Ti...

Date: 1965 

Description: Young girl and younger boy roughhousing.

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Description: Man sitting outdoors surrounded by children on Pulaski Street.

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...

Date: 1941 

Description: Page from a scrapbook kept by Neighborhood House, with children crossing the street in front of the settlement house, gathering Easter eggs in the park, po...

Date: 1897 

Description: Cover of an advertising catalog for the Plano Manufacturing Company, manufacturers of grain binders, mowers, headers, reapers, and hay rakes. The cover fea...

Date: 1937 ca.

Description: Picnic and play area at Interstate Park, near the St. Croix River. Two girls swing as an adult male sits on a picnic table in the foreground with a child o...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Outdoor portrait of five children and various dolls in front of a small wooden structure or cabin. A boy is standing on the left side, holding the handle t...

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