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Photograph

C. Glenn Goodsell

Date: 1957-04-26 

Description: C. Glenn Goodsell uses machinery in his basement shop where he repairs toys during his retirement.

Photograph

Children With A Dog

Date:  date unknown

Description: A toddler holding a toy stands outdoors on a lawn next to a baby sitting in a toddler table and a dog. In the background is a pier and a lake.

Date: 1953-06-23 

Description: Wolff, Kubly and Hirsig Company opens new store on Monday, June 29th. Pictured is the second floor which is devoted to toys, sporting goods, trains, record...

Date:  

Description: Studio portrait of three Ho-Chunk boys posed in front of a painted backdrop. In the center a Ho-Chunk boy is posed sitting wearing a suit, hat, and necktie...

Date: 1956-05-02 

Description: Father demonstrates controls of a mini-race car as his daughter sits in the car.

Date: 1873 ca.

Description: A family is gathered in a yard playing croquet. Nearby a child sits on a rocking horse and holds onto a small wagon. Behind that are some women and another...

Date: 1956 ca.

Description: Several people peer into a storefront window on Capitol Square. This window shopping is perhaps in preparation for the Christmas holiday.

Photograph

Little Girl

Date: 1942-08-15 

Description: A little girl at a Civilian Defense Rally.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Cabinet posed studio portrait of a young child with a toy in hand and formal dress.

Date: 1903 

Description: Beatrice C. Gesell and Gerhard Gesell, Jr. play out-of-doors. While mother watches the baby sits on a pillow playing with a volume titled "Educational Pro...

Date: 1873 ca.

Description: A family is gathered in a yard around a table with a child on a rocking horse. The frame house behind them has a railing on its porch roof and latticework....

Date: 1902-12 

Description: Jennie and Edgar Krueger standing on the porch with a decorated Christmas tree between them. Toys they received as presents are displayed on the steps in f...

Date: 1940-02-23 

Description: Meinhardt Raabe dressed as Little Oscar sitting in a Speed-o-Racer and shaking hands with Billy Marble. Behind them is parked the Wienermobile.

Date: 1878 ca.

Description: The Reverend Peter Andreas Rasmussen (1829-1898) is shaking the hand of a woman, possibly his wife Ragnhild Holland Rasmussen. Someone has apparently just...

Date: 1962 

Description: Crewman are Brown and sons, Bill, 13 (right), and Bruce, 9. They plan to call their road the MBB Granite Railroad--for Martin, Bill, Bruce, and Montello, w...

Date: 1927-07 

Description: Advertising poster for International Harvester toys produced by Arcade Toys. Includes color illustrations of a toy model farm, tractor, truck, plow, wagon...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Photographic postcard of group of people posing in front of a two-story wooden home with a large porch on which American Flags are displayed. A windmill st...

Photograph

Farmall Tractor Toy

Date: 1948-05-19 

Description: Parts of a Farmall toy tractor in a display case, taken for Brock Engraving, Photo Engraving and Advertising Art, 115 South Carroll Street.

Photograph

Kids at the Beach

Date: 1967-07-10 

Description: A boy and girl play in the sand at the beach.

Historical Essay

1957 Soap Box Derby Racer

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

"Soap box" coaster car operated by Van Steiner in the All-American Soap Box Derby in 1957. (Museum object # 2009.56.1)
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