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Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

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

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...

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: 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...

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 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.

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 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: 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,...

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.

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

Weaving a Basket

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Woman weaving a basket while sitting beneath a wigwam type shelter attached to the side of a wood and bark frame structure.

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: 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:  date unknown

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

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.

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: 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.

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