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Date: 1945-07-13 

Description: Cynthia Harley celebrates her second birthday with seven young girls. She was born July 13, 1943, daughter of University of Wisconsin Radio Director Willia...

Date: 1942 

Description: Milwaukee blockman Dale Thomas pins a "MacArthur Week" button on Charles Landaal, operator of Landaal Brothers, an International Harvester dealership. The...

Historical Essay

Southern Colonial Dollhouse

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Southern Colonial dollhouse handmade and furnished by Ann Little of Columbus, Wisconsin, 1976-1977. (Museum object #2007.191.1)

Historical Essay

Original Model Barbie Doll

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Barbie doll purchased in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, c. 1961. (Museum object #1972.17.10)

Date: 1926-03 

Description: A child wearing a coat and hat stands in a toy wagon marked "Lightning Coaster" beside a wagon box propped on wooden stakes. A flock of geese is in the bac...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Syl, son of the photographer, stands next to a Christmas tree surrounded with presents, including a punching-bag and boxing gloves.

Date: 1905-01 

Description: Young children, Jennie and Edgar Krueger, play with toys near their family Christmas tree.

Date: 1860 after

Description: Jefferson Davis, dressed as a sailor, wears a hat with the initials "JD" on it. He is holding up a wooden toy boat that flies the Confederate flag and a sk...

Date: 1954-11-25 

Description: Toy department at the new Sears store, located at 1101 East Washington Avenue. A motor scooter is in the foreground.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Laurie and Muriel Peterson playing indoors. Muriel is sitting in a chair sewing with a basket on the floor near her. Laurie is playing with blocks.

Photograph

Street Scene

Date: 1928 

Description: View down street. On the left is the McCann. Undertaking building and grocery store. Two children play on a wagon on the sidewalk. Five people are gathered...

Date: 1925-09 

Description: Kenneth Chipman riding a toy railroad engine on the farm of W.W. Chipman. Worked by footpower and with a working whistle bell, the toy engine follows track...

Date: 1947-03-08 

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

Photograph

Romper Room

Date: 1957-06-14 

Description: The set of WMTV's Romper Room program, showing "Miss Nancy" (Eunice Spindler) with her kindergarten "pupils." They include, from left: David Shwaiko, Marg...

Date: 1873 ca.

Description: A wooden fence with widely spaced pickets is in the foreground. Behind it is a family in the yard of a frame house that has vines covering its windows, nic...

Date: 1942 

Description: Storefront of the Burlington Farm Machinery Corporation, an International Harvester dealership. A window display advertises scrap drives.

Date: 1893 

Description: Everetta Bass, sitting in a child's chair, holds a goblet and spoon in the company of her dolls and other toys on the porch of the Bass house.

Photograph

Boy's Wheelbarrow

Date:  

Description: Boy's wheelbarrow produced at children's carriage factory.

Photograph

James R. Wassenaar

Date: 1945-09-25 

Description: Portrait of James R. Wassenaar playing with toys. His birthdate is December 15, 1943.

Date: 1918 

Description: Holiday card with a young girl looking at herself in the mirror. She is wearing a white dress with a green sash, white stockings, black shoes and a militar...

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