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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...

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Description: Group portrait of children and adults, some carrying stuffed animals, in front of the library at the Koinonia Children's Camp. Ruthie Hartford in the cente...

Historical Essay

Lead Toy Soldier Casting Kit

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Toy-Moulds set made by the Make-A-Toy Co. and used by the Asmuth family of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1930s. (Museum object #1962.228.30,A-U)

Date: 1893 

Description: A holiday display in a living room, possibly in the home of Frederick King Conover, which includes a tabletop Christmas tree and a small sleigh.

Date: 1912 

Description: Holiday postcard of Santa Claus inside of an upside down horseshoe. He has his finger alongside his nose and is wearing a red suit and hat with blue trim....

Date: 1930-12-25 

Description: Malcolm (left) and Richard McVicar playing with their new toys (including a toy truck) in front of the tree on Christmas morning.

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...

Photograph

Conklin Park Parade

Date: 1954-07-08 

Description: Dale Morfey rides his gaily festooned tricycle while pulling a jumbo-sized stuffed elephant in the children's parade at Conklin Park.

Date: 1949-12-14 

Description: The social service department of the Madison Woman's Club display some of the dolls made for the children at the Children's Orthopedic hospital. From left...

Date: 1949-01-31 

Description: University of Wisconsin associate professor Dr. Helen C. Dawe, (right) explaining how stringing colored wooden beads aids children's eye-hand coordination....

Date: 1953-12-18 

Description: Five men work at the Empty Stocking Club Toy Depot. Left to right: Captain Leo Lewis, U.S. Marine Corps; James L. Williams and William K. Kuntz, Dane Count...

Photograph

Model Train Set

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Description: Studio view of a model train on a table with model buildings, carriages and people. There is a backdrop curtain behind the table.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Ernst Schmidt poses in the doorway of the playhouse on the grounds at Black Point Estate. He is wearing an exotic native American style costume adorned wit...

Date: 1949-05-04 

Description: Mrs. Margaret Mentzner, a fulltime employee of the Family Service Agency, is shown caring and cooking for two small children whose mother is sick and absen...

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Description: Full-length portrait in front of a painted backdrop of a young child in a dress with puffed sleeves, holding a wagon with a stuffed bear.

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Description: Posed portrait of Henry H. Bennett's "first" family posed in their home.

Date: 1874 

Description: Engraved view of Rood's Glen. A boy plays with a toy boat at bottom left while two men and a woman talk at bottom right. Two other figures can be seen in t...

Photograph

Playing House

Date: 1964-01-16 

Description: A young girl watches out the door of her playhouse while a young boy retrieves letters from the play mailbox.

Date: 1945-12 

Description: Robert W. Kleinheinz in stroller when he was one year old. He was born on December 31, 1944, and his parents are William J. and Lucille Kleinheinz, 1023 S...

Date: 1885 

Description: A die cut holiday card that has moving parts. When the string at the bottom is pulled, pictures of children appear and disappear. The image is of a decorat...

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