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Description: Native Americans playing a lacrosse-like game of ball.

Photograph

Riverbank Card Game

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Two men smoking pipes and playing cards in the grass along a riverbank.

Photograph

Harvester Picnic

Date: 1929 

Description: A group of people gather at and International Harvester employee picnic. A woman is standing at what appears to be a starting line, while a man stands by w...

Date: 1954-07-04 

Description: Children under the age of five bustle about while scrambling for peanuts thrown on the ground during the Fourth of July parade.

Date: 1948 ca.

Description: Young boy watching adults playing bingo.

Date:  

Description: Letterhead of Super Bowl, a bowling alley in Appleton, Wisconsin, with five captioned illustrations along the left-hand side of the page promoting the soci...

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...

Photograph

Turtle Game

Date: 1994-06 

Description: "Players coax on turtles at the 'Turtle Game' at Firemen's Park."

Date:  date unknown

Description: Two women try to knock each other off of their canoes while standing and swinging brooms at each other.

Photograph

Polo Players

Date:  date unknown

Description: Polo horses take graceful strides as two players vie to hit the ball at Joy Farms.

Date: 1944-01-25 

Description: Soldiers play a crap game at an air base near Port Moresby, New Guinea (present day Papua New Guinea).

Date: 1946-04-27 

Description: Wisconsin School of the Air program, featuring Fanny Steve at the piano leading a group of children in a rhythm game. Her popular show, "Rhythm and Games"...

Photograph

Gambling Game

Date:  date unknown

Description: A group of Native Americans sitting in a circle outside of two structures while playing a gambling game. Text on the photograph reads, "Copyright by Gallag...

Online Exhibit

Toy Stories

Read and share stories about favorite childhood toys and games.

Date: 1944-03-03 

Description: Man teaching bridge to four women as part of the Madison Board of Education Recreation Program.

Date: 1947-03-28 

Description: Fanny (Mrs. William) Steve, at the piano, and children playing instruments in WHA radio studio. Mrs. Steve was part of the program staff of the School of t...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Two men crawl on their hands and knees while two other men sit atop them holding pistols. A dirt road, a fence, and foliage are in the background.

Date: 1968 ca.

Description: A group of men watch a bocce game on a court on East Houston Street. The line of men standing on the lip of the court cast elongated silhouettes onto the...

Date: 1957-11-16 

Description: Wisconsin player Ron Steiner (#15) nears the Illinois end zone for a touchdown during the University of Wisconsin vs. Illinois football game.

Date: 1920 ca.

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

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