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Date: 1948-09-15 

Description: Two young girls outside with a toy pedal station wagon. Possibly children of a Harley family.

Date: 1942-07 

Description: Image from a scrapbook kept by Neighborhood House of a boys summer camp, with an image of Skip Sul?(obscured letters) participating in a game involving tak...

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: Florence (Bis) Lloyd Jones sits in the water at the edge of a lake, probably Lake Monona, wearing inflatable water wings.

Photograph

Cantwell Children

Date: 1944-06-10 

Description: Portrait of the four Cantwell children of 2801 Monroe Street, on a slide at Edgewood School. From top, Michael, Jeffrey, Connie, and Roger.

Date:  date unknown

Description: A small girl sits pounding with a hammer as a boy rides a tricycle.

Photograph

The Riesen Family

Date: 1955-05-28 

Description: The Riesen family, John, Jeanne, Linda and Jon, play in their home.

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: A girl from Sunnyside School balances on one leg as she plays outdoors. She wears a dress and a large bow in her hair.

Photograph

Randall Playground

Date: 1950-07-06 

Description: Six children engage in folk dancing at Randall School playground on Monroe Street while one bystander observes from the background. Pictured dancing from...

Date: 1947-12-23 

Description: Three teenagers posed on the steps of the toboggan slide at Hoyt Park. Ascending the steps are Al Gay, Mary Homann, and Ruth Ann Gay. Two young boys are st...

Date: 1927 

Description: A group of children sit cross-legged on the floor of a playroom at Lowell School. Another child sits on a chair facing them. There is a carved fireplace ne...

Date: 1925 

Description: A boy looks out the window of a the cab of a toy locomotive as he moves along a set of wooden tracks. Behind him is the wall of a building from which bundl...

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Boys from Sunnyside School play leapfrog on the lawn outside a building. Other children sit near a screen door in the background.

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: 1950-07-12 

Description: Skipper Soderstrom of the Gerhardt Pharmacy baseball team beats out a bunt for a hit and makes it to first base during a game between his team and the Bord...

Photograph

Sledders

Date: 1912 ca.

Description: Winter scene with Muriel and Laurie Peterson, the photographer's children, reflecting on the snow conditions near their home in Scandinavia, Wisconsin. La...

Date: 1961-10-14 

Description: Girls wearing head scarves form their fingers to make "binoculars" on a sunny autumn day.

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Description: Two young girls play on a seesaw (teeter totter) in a yard near stacks of fuel wood.

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.

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:  date unknown

Description: Five young girls in skirts and dresses running. In the background, a crowd watches the race.

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