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Historical Essay

Campers' Wash-Up Kit

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Wash-Up Kit made by the Bay West Company, Green Bay. Distributed by the Yankee Paper and Specialty Co. of Menasha in the 1920s. (Museum object #1998.6.2)

Date: 1952-01-07 

Description: Cub Scout Marshall R. Hanks, Jr. brushes his teeth at a bathroom sink, with mother standing by checking directions for tooth brushing in a Cub Scout book.

Date: 1938 

Description: A cooler sits in Silverford's A.I.D. Pharmacy surrounded by advertisements, seeds, hygiene products, and magazines. A sign above the cooler reads "Our Bee...

Historical Essay

Lice Comb from Fort Crawford

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Bone lice comb from site of first Fort Crawford in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, 1816-1829. (Museum object #1997.62.11941)

Date:  date unknown

Description: A Kotex feminine product advertisement from early in the 20th century.

Historical Essay

'Kewtie' Woman's Razor

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Early woman's "Kewtie" brand razor purchased in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1940s. (Museum object #1976.392.43)
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