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Historical Essay

Bra Flag

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Land of the Freed-up Woman American flag banner made from bras, 1971. (Museum object #2000.79.1)

Historical Object

Alphabet Sampler

Date: 2010-07-27 

Description: A sampler made in Ohio in 1850 with the alphabet in both upper and lower case stitched on it.

Photograph

Farmer's Museum

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of a woman weaving with a loom as an exhibit at the Farmer's Museum, which opened in 1944. There is another loom behind her.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

"Broken Star" quilt made from flour and feed sacks for a 4-H project, 1931. (Museum object #2005.115.1)

Historical Essay

1809 Map Sampler

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Sampler embroidered by Cecilia Lewis at a boarding school in 1809. (Museum object #1984.294.1)

Date:  date unknown

Description: Aaron Bohrod posing with wallpaper he designed using State Historical Society of Wisconsin Museum objects as subject matter.

Date: 1959-10-12 

Description: Kate Schultz is shown with a sport coat she made for her husband from fabric that she wove. She also hooked the rug at her feet, upholstered the chair she...

Photograph

Berry School

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of a woman weaving at a loom in the weaving room of the Berry School, which opened in 1902. Blankets are hanging near the ceiling.

Historical Object

Pastoral Needlework Scene

Date: 1800 ca.

Description: Needlework scene on silk worked in colored silk thread using running and crewel stitches. The hands and faces of the figures are watercolor on paper. Sce...

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Variation of a friendship quilt using neckties made by Allie Crumble, 1982. (Museum object #1996.118.16)

Photograph

Braided Rugs

Date: 1959-10-08 

Description: Mary Paulick sits on the floor while working on a large braided rug.

Date: 1932 

Description: Eight Native American men pose around the two-story stucco sided Pueblo Home. They are all wearing traditional dress, with four wearing headdresses, and on...

Date: 1927 

Description: Two Native American children, a girl and a boy, standing in front of a small teepee with a blanket draped over part of it.

Date: 1956-11-13 

Description: Anna Runstrom and her granddaughter, Erica Leigh Runstrom, demonstrate her spinning wheel at the East Side Businessman's hobby show. Erica is wearing a Swe...

Date: 1842 

Description: A Menominee village as depicted by Francois, Comte de Castelnau, a French naturalist and diplomat who visited Green Bay area about 1838. The detailed, hand...

Date: 1959-11-07 

Description: Winners of the Wisconsin "Make It Yourself with Wool" contest are shown with their work. At left is Kay Lyon, junior winner (ages 14 - 17); on the right is...

Date: 1958-02-03 

Description: Mary Jean Stoddard demonstrates the art of weaving at the UW Farm and Home Exhibit. Watching her work (left to right) are Mrs. Theodore Herwig (North Freed...

Date: 1958-02-03 

Description: Attendees look at displays of hand-loomed placemats and table cloths at Farm and Home Week at the University of Wisconsin. They include, left to right, Mrs...

Date: 1916 

Description: Film still of interior scene, exotic atmosphere, with actor and group of actresses, all in Indian costume with turban.

Date: 1927 

Description: A Native American boy and girl pose standing in front of a tipi on a hill by a lake. The tipi is covered with a fringed blanket.

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