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Date: 1957-08 

Description: "Stairway to a Champ" float in a parade. The float includes the five cars raced by Van Steiner of Argyle along with his helmets and trophies. Van won t...

Date: 1952-09-01 

Description: Elevated view of the Iron Workers Local 383 float in the Labor Day parade on Capitol Square. It won first place for originality.

Date: 1948-05-29 

Description: Wisconsin Centennial Parade near the Wisconsin State Capitol. A gondola float with a band playing Italian music is coming down the street.

Photograph

Meat Packers Parade

Date: 1931 

Description: A group of men wave American flags while riding in an International Harvester truck as part of the Meat Packers Parade. The parade is moving down a city st...

Date: 1919-11-25 

Description: Kaiser's funeral wagon for parade and bonfire celebrating Armistice Day.

Date: 1948-08-14 

Description: The city of Baraboo float in Sauk County's Wisconsin Centennial Parade.

Date: 1971 

Description: Color photo of an International Sno-Star Scout towing a float for Fire Prevention Week. The vehicle is yellow and white with large "fog lamps" mounted on t...

Photograph

Bamby Bread Truck

Date: 1926 

Description: Front view of a truck decorated for a parade. Manufactured by the White Motor Company, used as a Bamby Bread delivery truck.

Photograph

Thunderbird Washout

Date: 1990 

Description: The “Thunderbird Washout” float at the Adams-Friendship High School homecoming parade. On the float, a boy in football attire waves to the crowd.

Photograph

First Place Float

Date: 1938 

Description: Man standing at the back of a manure spreader decorated with signs reading "Sucky Likes," "It's Roasted," "Only the Finest Ingredients Go into Sucky Likes,...

Date: 1919-11-25 

Description: Submarine float for parade and bonfire celebrating Armistice Day.

Date: 1944-07-04 

Description: Five girls dressed as flowers, probably as part of a Fourth of July "Garden Queen" pageant. The girls are standing in a row and each of the girls has a num...

Date: 1963-04-29 

Description: A majorette girl is waving her baton with one arm, while her other arm is in a sling.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Men parading down street with axes over their shoulders. Probably the Modern Woodmen of America, a fraternal insurance body in the 1890s which was strong i...

Photograph

Egg Day Parade

Date: 1935-10-15 

Description: Men and women pose in a household scene constructed on an International C-line truck for use in a parade on Egg Day at the Western Washington Fair. The par...

Date: 1954-08-30 

Description: Mary Ellen McCabe, 1954 Alice in Dairyland, enters State Fair Park in her official convertible, escorted by police officers on Harley-Davidson motorcycles...

Date: 1952-09-01 

Description: Spectators crowd the curb while watching the Labor Day parade on Capitol Square. Storefronts are visible behind them including Forbes-Meagher.

Date: 1949 

Description: Shriners on parade in Chicago. The men are dressed in middle eastern costume for an "Oriental Band" from the "-ktash Shrine Temple" [name obscured].

Historical Essay

Woman Suffrage Tunic

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Parade tunic worn by Wisconsin suffrage supporter during Republican National Convention in Chicago, Illinois, 1916. (Museum object #1956.1450)

Photograph

Bamby Bread Trucks

Date: 1928 

Description: Six trucks and a car are parked in front of the Central Baking Company. Most of the vehicles are decorated with flags and streamers for a parade. The truck...

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