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Historical Essay

'Kewtie' Woman's Razor

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Early woman's "Kewtie" brand razor purchased in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1940s. (Museum object #1976.392.43)

Historical Essay

Paul, Les, 1915-2009

Legendary Guitarist and Electronics Innovator

Learn about Les Paul, pioneer of the solid-body guitar and innovator in recording techniques.

Discover historical details and explore our online collections related to Muskego, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

First Practical Typewriter

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Sholes & Glidden typewriter developed by Christopher Latham Sholes of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and marketed c. 1874. (Museum object #1964.31)

Historical Essay

Milwaukee Orphanage Shirt

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Shirt given to a child leaving St. Joseph Orphanage, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, c. 1920. (Museum object #2005.82.1)

Historical Essay

Civil War Draft Drum

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Military draft raffle drum used to select draftee names in Milwaukee, Wisconsin during the Civil War, 1863-1864. (Museum object #1966.174)

Temperance Lecturer, Abolitionist and Newspaper Editor

Biography of temperance lecturer, abolitionist and newspaper editor Sherman Miller Booth.

Missionary and Clergyman

Biography of Richard Fish Cadle, Episcopal clergyman and missionary who established many Wisconsin parishes.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Medal of Honor Recipient

Read about this Wisconsin born Lieutenant's bravery during the Battle of Gettysburg. This article contains links to secondary sources and pictures.

Drawing the Line from the Mississippi to Lake Michigan

Discover how businessmen and the legislature cooperated to create Wisconsin's first railroad.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Milwaukee Light Guard coat worn by Captain John C. Starkweather, 1858-1861. (Museum object #1957.282)

Historical Essay

Morality in America

Temperance, Abolition and Utopian Communities

Discovery how early Americans founded the abolition and temperance movements to help increase morality

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Desk used by Milwaukee Alder Vel Phillips, made by the Northwestern Furniture Company for Milwaukee City Hall, 1895. (Museum object #2007.16.1)

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Pouch obtained from an Oneida Indian at the 1997 Milwaukee River Front Pow-Wow. (Museum object #1999.40.1)

When and where did The Gideons International really begin? There are more answers then you would think. Give this a read and decide for yourself.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Bandana featuring music score for campaign song "We Want Teddy," used at a Milwaukee campaign rally for Theodore Roosevelt, 1912. (Museum object #1970.204)

Read about this Wisconsonite, whose leadership in the Women's Suffrage Movement helped Wisconsin become the first state to ratify the 19th Amendment.

Historical Essay

Young Girl's Burial Dress

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Burial dress for a young girl offered for sale by the A.A. Schmidt & Sons Funeral Home, Menomonee Falls, c. 1900. (Museum object #1983.267.7)

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

"Bright beer" storage tank by Dunck Tank Works, Milwaukee, c 1910. Used by Stevens Point Brewery, Stevens Point, c 1915-1995.(Museum object #2007.83.2)
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