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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)

Photograph

Braided Rugs

Date: 1959-10-08 

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

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.

Date: 1916 

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

Historical Object

Caroline A. Alllcott Stone

Date: 1834 before

Description: Aperture type hollow-cut silhouette of Caroline A. Allcott Stone, sister-in-law of Dr. Increase A. Lapham. Subject faces right (proper left), and wears her...

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...

Photograph

Weaving a Basket

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Anna Goodvillage, at her home at Hemlock Creek, weaving a basket while sitting beneath a wigwam type shelter attached to the side of a wood and bark frame...

Date: 2015-06-13 

Description: Interior view of sheer curtains edged in lace covering a window. On the lace runner covering the ledge along the window are decorative items, including a c...

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

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

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...

Historical Essay

Milwaukee Handicraft Project

The Milwaukee Handicraft Project was a program of the Work Projects Administration (WPA) that employed women to make handmade products.

Historical Object

Lydia C. Sawyer

Date: 1837 before

Description: Hollow-cut silhouette of Lydia C. Sawyer, who died Feb. 11, 1837 at age 22. Portrait faces right (proper left), with hair up, and a fringed collar.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Hollow-cut silhouette, facing left (proper right), of Benjamin S. Campbell. Born in Bedford, NH, died in Huron Co., Ohio. Sheriff of Courtland Co., and a M...

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: 1842 

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

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)

Photograph

July Strong Hart

Date: 1832-08-18 

Description: Hollow-cut silhouette of July Strong Hart. Cut-out of paper with pencil detailing and a cloth background.

Date: 1960-10-18 

Description: Jimmy Demetral poses with an ancient Chinese screen at his shop, Gulesserian's, on State Street in Madison. He bought the screen, said to be over three-hun...

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...

Historical Object

Mary A. Campbell Freeman

Date:  date unknown

Description: Hollow-cut silhouette, facing right (proper left), of Mary A. Campbell Freeman (Mrs. James Freeman). Born in Genoa?, NY, married in 1826.

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