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Historical Essay

Wooden Curling Stone

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Wooden curling stone used near Lodi, Wisconsin in the 19th century. (Museum object #1957.205)

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of an outdoor ice skating rink featuring a rink next to a building with a small shelter off to the the right. People skate and look on near trees and...

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Casey FitzRandolph’s racing skin worn during the 2003-2004 World Cup speed skating events. (Museum object #2005.146.1)

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of Playland, Westchester Co. Park System indoor skating rink. Balconies surround the rink and the ceiling features an elaborate design.

Date: 1958-01-26 

Description: Amatuer photographers and ski jumping spectators Irv Jacobsen and Forest Bakken attend the Blackhawk Ski Club's 11th annual jumping tournament. Both men ho...

Date: 1954-01-17 

Description: Oscar Lochner (right) watches a committee member wearing a fur coat and hat weigh his catch.

Date:  ca.

Description: View of people playing winter sports (sking and skating) at Virginia Kendall Park, a large, snow-covered area with a dwelling in the background.

Photograph

Man on Snowshoes

Date: 1924 

Description: A man poses on snowshoes, using a long walking stick in a wooded, snow-covered landscape.

Date: 1945-02-05 

Description: Four University of Wisconsin students participate in the the 13th Annual Winter Carnival held at the University of Wisconsin campus. Pictured seated on a t...

Photograph

Female Curling Team

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Description: A female curling team poses with their brooms and stones for a portrait.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Junior Girls Speed Skaters Co-Champs, Andrea Melin, of Superior, Wisconsin, and Linda Schubert, of West Allis, pose together with their trophy.

Date: 1963 

Description: Morris Hults, 39, of Churubusco, Indiana, "para-kiting" behind International 4x4 Scout pickup on an ice and snow-covered Blue Lake, near his hometown.

Photograph

Ski Tow

Date:  date unknown

Description: Several skiers are pulled up a snow-covered hill by a ski tow while several others wait in line and another skier looks on from the hill.

Photograph

Bill Ward

Date: 1956-12-29 

Description: Portrait of Bill Ward as he prepares to hoist the sail on an iceboat.

Photograph

Snowshoeing

Date: 1924 

Description: A man, likely Ferdinand Hotz, on short snowshoes carrying a long walking stick and his coat. A camera case and pair of ice skates hang from straps around h...

Date: 1959-01-05 

Description: "Bundle up Tight" is the theme of this tobogganing group as they don winter clothing in preparation for outdoor activities. Shown from left to right are Ma...

Date: 1948-01-03 

Description: Cars parked illegally on Farwell Drive in Maple Bluff. Cars belong to people ice fishing on Lake Mendota. A traffic problem was created in the village of M...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A family with skiing equipment stands in front of a lodge in winter. View features a large multi-story lodge with many windows and evergreen trees.

Photograph

Iceboat on Lake

Date:  

Description: Group of people with an iceboat on a lake (possibly Lake Michigan).

Photograph

Iceboats on Lake

Date:  date unknown

Description: View across ice towards the crews of ice yachts standing near their iceboats. There are seventeen or eighteen iceboats, and their are numbers on the sails.

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