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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...

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Description: Letterhead of the Baker Paper Company of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, paper manufacturers and distributors of Fun Ful playground and swimming pool equipment, with a...

Date: 1968 ca.

Description: View from below of two boys on a jungle gym. Some of the brick buildings of the Jacob Riis Houses rise in the background.

Photograph

Sledding

Date: 1914 ca.

Description: Laurie, Muriel, and James Peterson, children of the photographer, sledding near the family home. Handwritten on reverse, "Laurie, Muriel, James Peterson, c...

Date: 1950-08-16 

Description: A group of kids play a paper game "Air Defense" with two playground directors at a table in Vilas Park. Sitting around the table, from left, are Nancy Brin...

Date: 1968 ca.

Description: View from below of two boys standing in a doorway opening of an abandoned brick building in the East Village.

Date: 1921 ca.

Description: A group of children stand in a row while a man in an International Harvester hat stands beside them. The man is holding a megaphone, and the children may b...

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: Children standing on barrels in front of Droster Grocery and Filling Station at 1438 Sherman Avenue, run by Red Whitney. The children are Whitney's nieces...

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: 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...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Children and adults at picnic campground owned by Gus Klindt near Cassville.

Date: 1944-06-14 

Description: Children in swimming suits playing in a miniature lake created by heavy rains in the area of Fox and Prospect Avenues.

Photograph

Street Scene

Date: 1925 

Description: A view of a street in the central business district. A restaurant with a group of men in front on the left. Three children with a wagon on the right. A hou...

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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: 1950-08-16 

Description: Mrs. Irene M. Borman, playground director at the Milton-Charter park for twelve years, sits at a sand box with youngsters Joane Bruno, Kay Kerwin, and Tony...

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)

Photograph

Boy at Festival

Date: 1968 ca.

Description: A boy sitting on a bike on the other side of a street barrier. A pallet and a head board block off the street while a sign announces, "Street Closed--Fest...

Photograph

Harmonica player

Date: 1914 ca.

Description: James Peterson, son of the photographer, playing the harmonica.

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Description: Letterhead of the Lullabye Furniture Corporation of Stevens Point, Wisconsin, with children in various poses holding the letters of "Lullabye" and the slog...

Date: 1895-07-04 

Description: Fred Thwaites, Harry Turville, and Helen Turville celebrate the Fourth of July with American flags outdoors. There is a barn in the background.

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