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Historical Essay

1960s Prom Dress

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Dress worn by Marti Hall to the spring prom at Madison West High School in 1966. (Museum object #2004.135.1)

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Philharmonic Chorus

Date: 1958-02-22 

Description: Members of the Philharmonic Chorus hold a reception in Esther Hall of the YWCA. Three members of the reception social committee include, from left to righ...

Date: 1959-03-13 

Description: Portrait of Marian Callaway, an office secretary at the Veterans Administration Hospital, and a bowler in the VA hospital League. Her 268 game was the high...

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Description: Front cover and first page of cocktail menu from the Indian Room, Hotel Monona. The cover features a profile illustration of the head of an American Indian...

Date: 1957-03-26 

Description: Mrs. Bonnie Kotz, newly elected treasurer of the Women's Bowling Association, stands behind members of the season's winning team at the annual spring lunch...

Date: 1960-04-18 

Description: Six high school girls planning to attend the Inter-Sorority Council dance to raise money for charity. Left to right are Kay Hoebel, Sharon Reynolds, Ann Ha...

Date: 1999-01-15 before

Description: One-page menu for a wine dinner at L'Etoile Restaurant with vintner Heidi Schrock and importer Terry Theise, with a side illustration by Rebekkah Luce of g...

Date: 1953-12-21 

Description: Seven small children are shown enjoying cookies while seated on the floor in front of a fireplace at the new interns and residents' quarters. The Christmas...

Date: 1959-05-20 

Description: Group portrait of four father and son pairs. In the front row are Ed Francis, co-captain in football; Tom Hilsenhoff, softball co-captain; Tom McKay, track...

Date: 1961-12-08 

Description: A girl holds a doll while standing in front of a display of dolls and stuffed animals.

Date: 1895-07-04 

Description: Fred Thwaites, Harry Turville, and Helen Turville celebrate the Fourth of July with American flags outdoors. There is a barn in the background.

Date: 1958-06-20 

Description: The crowning of the Bike Safety King and Queen begins Bicycle Safety Week at a Coronation Banquet. The King and Queen are shown with their parents. Left to...

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Halloween Costumes

Date: 1931-10-31 

Description: Children pose in Halloween costumes at The Capital Times-RKO Strand Theatre Halloween party.

Date: 1925-06-22 

Description: Funeral of Senator Robert M. La Follette, Sr., at Forest Hill Cemetery in Madison. Mourners gathered around La Follette's flag-draped coffin include Phili...

Date: 1947-06-12 

Description: William C. Lathers, Jr., 216 Virginia Terrace, and his five children opening gifts on Fathers' Day. Children are, left to right: Marilyn, Jack, Ellyn Ann,...

Date: 1964-07-04 

Description: Two children with a tricycle and a bicycle, and one boy in a Mexican cowboy costume, pose at the edge of the street in front of a home, next to a mailbox....

Photograph

Mother's Day

Date: 1956-05-07 

Description: Mother's Day portrait of Nancy Froker with her 6-month-old son, David.

Date: 1959-02 

Description: Attending the State Historical Society Founder's Day banquet are, left to right, W.B. Hesseltine, University of Wisconsin history professor; Dr. Donald R....

Date: 1959-04-14 

Description: Jean Krieser (left), Betty Larson, and Mary Jane Johnson (all bank employees) attend the annual dinner meeting.

Date: 1954-04-12 

Description: Elizabeth Vogts making a flower arrangement while wearing an Easter hat made of imported toyo straw.

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