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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...

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: 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...

Historical Essay

Fair Ribbon Quilt

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Quilt made of fair prize ribbons won by William H. Milward between 1908 and 1934. (Museum object #2004.12.1)

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: 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...

Date: 1961-05-15 

Description: Barbara Blaedel, Sylvia Graf, and Mary Woelfel wear hats they designed and made and will model at the University League brunch and program.

Date: 1952 

Description: Women of the Hafezi family making bread with ingredients supplied by United States aid to Iran. One of the women weaves a basket.

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

Block-printed wall hanging produced by workers of the Milwaukee Handicraft Project, 1935-1943. (Museum object #1981.184.4)

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: 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: 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: 1916 

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

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: 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.

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.

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...

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.

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