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Date: 1949 

Description: LaVonne Hermann of Mount Horeb, the 1949 Alice in Dairyland, is shown in a formal pose, wearing her crown.

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Group portrait of Anita McCormick Blaine (sitting center), and four female friends: unknown (standing left), Susie Day (standing right), Katharine Isham (s...

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Cabinet card of a full-length studio portrait of Mrs. Alexander Mitchell standing in front of a painted backdrop. She is wearing a floor-length dark colore...


Jessie Jack Hooper

Date: 1890 

Description: Cabinet card of an informal full-length portrait. (Mrs. Ben) Jessie Jack Hooper relaxes in a chair. The portrait may have been taken at the Sawyer House in...

Date: 1952-03-04 

Description: Diane Giswold, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. L. G. Giswold of 821 South Shore Drive, models a formal gown while Frank Q. Doyle III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Q....

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: Family studio portrait of Anita McCormick Blaine (1866-1954), her son, Emmons Blaine, Jr. (1890-1918), and a family dog. They are posing in front of a pain...


Byron Paine

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: Studio portrait of Byron Paine in suit.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Joe Brown and Lewis Arms pose next to an automobile wearing dapper suits and hats. They are drinking from bottles.

Date: 1960 

Description: Pencil, ink, gouache, and watercolor design of a brown skirt and matching jacket with brown pullover for Audrey Hepburn in "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (Paramo...

Date: 1966-10-10 

Description: Four auto club members work on a 1932 Ford Coupe. Rick Burkee (right, foreground) and Robin Friberg work on engine parts as Greg Beaster polishes the car h...


Nina Dousman

Date: 1893 

Description: Nina Dousman, age 13, relaxes in a chair for a full-length, cabinet card sized, studio portrait. She has her fingers interlaced and is wearing a light colo...

Historical Essay

1960s Paper Dress

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Paper dress made by Scott Paper Co., 1966-1967. (Museum object #1969.184.13)

Date: 1872 ca.

Description: An unidentified family thought to be Yankees pose at a board fence in front of an upright and wing frame house. The group includes two women with poses id...

Date: 1912 

Description: Well-dressed Julia and Julius Jacobson looking at Indian artifacts at the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Museum during their wedding trip to Madison...

Date: 1960 

Description: Pencil, ink, gouache, and watercolor design of a black pleated skirt and brown jacket over a black pullover for Audrey Hepburn in "Breakfast at Tiffany's"...


Helen F. Thompson

Date:  date unknown

Description: Studio portrait of Helen F Thompson, Park Falls, Wisconsin, wearing a fur and a stylish hat with feathers.


Description: Several pedestrians walking near the Wisconsin National Bank building.

Date: 1959-05-05 

Description: Children model clothing at the benefit style show of the Middleton Opti-Mrs. Club. Left to right are Kathy and Chris Szczupakiewicz, Sarah Lantz, John Blin...

Historical Object

Paul Vanderbilt Pairing 67

Date:  date unknown

Description: On the map it shows the turkey buzzards circling overhead
to tell us who we are and what the odds.
Don't count;
a promise is no more than just a s...

Date: 1913 ca.

Description: Outdoor portrait of Donna and Ellen Taylor posing in matching gloves, hats and coats.

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