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Sugar Bowl

Date:  date unknown

Description: Rowboat (Oriole) with four people in foreground near shoreline, with Sugarbowl in the background.


Secretarial School

Date: 1949-02-17 

Description: A teacher, probably Mrs. Regina Barnhart at Groves-Barnhart School for Secretaries, giving a shorthand test to two female students.

Date: 1950-06-01 

Description: Four high school girls wear dresses for a style show.

Date: 1959-10-14 

Description: "Harvest of Fashions" is the theme for the annual benefit style show of Beta Sigma Phi. Pictured are members of the four Madison chapters who are serving...

Date: 1950-04-04 

Description: Virginia Ann Fenske is dressed in her yellow Easter ensemble with a frilly white blouse and a white straw hat with yellow cloche trim. She is the daughter...

Date: 1958 

Description: Black dress, fitted at the waist, designed by Edith Head for "Vertigo" (Paramount 1958).

Date: 1919 

Description: A card dealer watches as Nick Delano (played by Warner Oland) shows Helene (Elsie Ferguson) to the gambling table in a scene still from the 1919 Famous Pla...

Date: 1961 

Description: An Edith Head costume design for a red lame' open-back gown for the character Queenie (Hope Lange) in "Pocket Full of Miracles". This image includes a fabr...

Date: 1919 ca.

Description: A fashionably dressed young woman is posed sitting on a fence. She is wearing a long coat over a dress, a hat with a wide brim, and high-button boots. Her...

Historical Essay

1857 Promenade Dress

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Promenade dress worn by Hannah Billinghurst of Juneau, Wisconsin, 1857. (Museum object #1955.1449,A)

Date: 1917-08-21 

Description: Original caption:

"The above picture is the first that has been taken of Mrs. Vernon Castle and her soldier husband since he returned to this country aft...

Date: 1950-05-24 

Description: Style show stage set in the Madison Room, for Pathfinder News Magazine, "What color can do for you" at Manchester's, Inc., 2 East Mifflin Street.

Date: 1919 

Description: Seated on an antique chest, Elsie Ferguson models a light colored gown, and beside her is a fur-trimmed watered-silk wrap. The French fashion house Callot...

Date: 1949-11-18 

Description: Marjorie White of 25 East Dayton Street wears a fur coat and head scarf as she uses what is alledged to be the first 24-hour, outdoor-accessible pay phone...

Historical Object

Shawl Dress

Date:  date unknown

Description: Three-quarter view of a lightweight wool dress cut from a shawl, in cream, rust and indigo paisley with a black center. The paisley has a bird-of-paradise...

Date: 1950-04-04 

Description: Anne McLean Anthony, age 4, and Deborah Anthony, age 1, are dressed in dresses and bonnets for Easter. They are the daughters of Robert W. and Nancy M. An...

Date: 1960 

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

Date: 1916 

Description: Full-length publicity portrait of Irene Castle posed in a studio in front of a painted backdrop. She looking over her shoulder at the camera and is wearing...

Date: 1954 

Description: Green wrap-around dress, fitted at the waist, shown with grey shoes. Edith Head design for Grace Kelly in "The Country Girl" (Paramount 1954).

Date: 1933 

Description: Eleanor Roosevelt and her daughter Anna have the NRA labels in their coats inspected by David Dubinsky, president of the ILG WU (left) and Raymond Ingersol...

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