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Date: 1927-12-28 

Description: A group photograph of members of the Haydon, Brown and Shiverick families at the Brown home, 121 East Gilman Street. Tim Brown IV (center) is holding a toy...

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Date: 1989-06-18 

Description: Overhead view of four children relaxing in a wading pool.

Date: 1925 

Description: A boy looks out the window of a the cab of a toy locomotive as he moves along a set of wooden tracks. Behind him is the wall of a building from which bundl...

Date: 1967-06 

Description: Composite panoramic view of the south side of the 500 block of State Street. Businesses include: (on Gilman Street) Wolf Kubley and Hirsig Toys, Hair House...

Date: 1932-01-06 

Description: A man builds a Ferris wheel with an Erector set at Wolff-Kubly & Hirsig Company, located at 17 S. Pinckney Street.

Photograph

Family in Toy Store

Date: 1924-10-23 

Description: Boy sitting in a "McFarlan" toy car as two men and a woman look on. The group appears to be in a toy store or toy department, with other toy cars, a rockin...

Date: 1909 

Description: Photographic postcard of the Middleton family dog, Tootsie, dressed as a nurse, attending to Tommy the cat, who rests in a doll cradle. A bottle of "Catnip...

Date: 1948-12-14 

Description: Members of the Allis School Pre-School and Kindergarten club in the school auditorium refinishing old toys and making other Christmas gifts for sick and ne...

Date: 1954-12-08 

Description: Four girls holding toys stand behind a large cut-out Christmas sleigh at West High School. They are, from left, Betty Baird, Dagny Quisling, Mary Snell, an...

Online Exhibit

Toy Stories

Read and share stories about favorite childhood toys and games.

Date: 1943-09-20 

Description: Drawing submitted to the State of Wisconsin for trademark registration. "A Sturdy, Timely Toy For Your Youngster. General Jeep." Features a drawing of four...

Date: 1958-05 

Description: A father, Peter Froeming, watches as his three children George, Robert, and Roseann play with wooden blocks with small toy canoe in foreground.

Date: 1894 

Description: Christmas tree on a tabletop display in a living room, possibly in the home of Frederick King Conover. There are toys on the table and a small chair with m...

Date: 1923 ca.

Description: Buddy L toy model S truck hauling California Sun-Maid Seedless Raisins.

Photograph

Dr. Elinor Verville

Date: 1949-01-27 

Description: Dr. Elinor Verville, left, staff psychologist serving at several of Madison's well-baby centers, discusses with Mrs. Jake Ament her baby's health and behav...

Date: 1934-11-08 

Description: Robert La Follette, 8, holding large wooden boat, and Judy La Follette, 5, holding a doll. They are the children of Governor-elect Phillip La Follette and...

Date: 1896 

Description: Back cover of an advertising catalog for the Milwaukee Harvester Company. The cover features a color chromolithograph illustration of young boys racing hom...

Photograph

Infant in Playpen

Date: 1931-08 

Description: An infant wearing a diaper stands while holding onto the rails of a playpen in the corner of a room. A lamp and an upholstered chair stand nearby. Toy bead...

Date: 1947-03-08 

Description: Police Officer Robert O'Brien showing guns he carved.

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