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Date: 1924-05-20 

Description: Children play a game outdoors beside a rural school building.

Photograph

Mah Jongg Game

Date: 1958-05-14 

Description: Four women playing Mah Jongg, a Chinese game using tiles.

Photograph

Foosball Game Room

Date: 1976-12-30 

Description: Elevated view of young people playing foosball in The Game Room, a former pizza restaurant, owned by Rosemary Mantekas at 2655 S. Kinnickinnic Avenue.

Date: 1950-01-30 

Description: Four youth play canasta at the anniversary dance at the Loft Community Center, 16 East Doty Street. From left are Mary Rose Gallagher, Ruth Leuthner, Dick...

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Description: Two women play croquet in a shaded yard.

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Description: Three children sitting on a porch singing together and playing pattycake.

Photograph

Jumping Rope

Date: 1956-04-09 

Description: Male and female teenagers participate together jumping rope.

Date: 1949-11-23 

Description: University of Wisconsin recreation student Mary Ann Busch, Eagle River, receives a call for a student to lead games at a little girl's club. Glenn Gritzmac...

Online Exhibit

Toy Stories

Read and share stories about favorite childhood toys and games.

Date: 1971-08-11 

Description: Children wearing large sacks up to their waists and racing each other.

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Description: A man participates in the state cow chip throw. A crowd is gathered behind him.

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Description: Men play horseshoes outside of the Merchants Inn.

Date: 1872 ca.

Description: The Herman Amberg Preus family and visitors, all in hats, are playing croquet in their yard. One child is on a rocking horse and another is by a baby carri...

Date: 1947-05 before

Description: Cartoon, mounted on board, by Clifford K. Berryman of candidates wearing spring dresses and hats or headbands, and dancing around a maypole, with the Washi...

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Description: Three people playing croquet on the banks of the Mississippi River near Alma, Wis. A woman sits in a rowboat with a dog nearby in the background.

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: A group of veterans pose while playing horseshoes at the National Military Home, which opened in 1867. In the background, the top of the National Military...

Date: 1944-07-02 

Description: Fourth of July celebration in Westmorland neighborhood with three men pitching horseshoes. Shown here are Elmer Nielson, 4022 Winnemac Avenue, Ray Heibel,...

Photograph

Camp MacArthur

Date:  date unknown

Description: An interior view of soldiers gathered in the Y.M.C.A. game room at Camp MacArthur, on which construction began in 1917. Published by Gildersleeve.

Photograph

The Moccasin Game

Date:  date unknown

Description: Several Indian men kneel on a rug to play the moccasin game. One man is holding a drum and wearing a headdress (also called a war bonnet).

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Girls turning rope for a young boy to skip outside the Sunnyside School in Cook County.

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