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Denton Family

Date: 1941-12-28 

Description: Group portrait of Denton family showing parents, five daughters, two dolls, a Christmas tree and a dog.

Date: 1956-11-06 

Description: Five University of Wisconsin female cheerleaders, all members of sororities, practicing a cheer at Camp Randall. Left to Right: Sandra Wahl, Eau Claire;...

Date: 1954-12-11 

Description: Louise Frye and her three children prepare for Christmas by making Christmas tree decorations. Left to right: Timothy, age 9; Jeffery, age 7; Louise and E...

Date: 1898 

Description: Archway erected at State and Mifflin Streets to celebrate Admiral George Dewey's victory over the Spanish fleet at Manila Bay during the Spanish-American W...

Date: 1952-08-13 

Description: Mrs. Charles (Jeanette) Kincaid of 2122 Vilas Avenue is shown with a display of some of her playing card collection. Mrs. Kincaid has collected more than 4...

Date: 1898 

Description: Decorated arch erected on State Street as part of the Semi-Centennial celebration of statehood. The arch bears a representation of Commodore Dewey's victor...

Date: 1948-10-13 

Description: Pictured at the 60th anniversary luncheon of the Attic Angel Association, sponsors of the Madison Visiting Nurse Service, are (from left to right): Mrs. Jo...

Historical Object

Paul Vanderbilt Pairing 45

Date:  date unknown

Description: The house was smaller than its legendary fill of righteousness
The author knelt before the scratched and wintered argument
to learn that Grace, in an...

Date: 1957-02-15 

Description: Anne Pidcoe, teacher, enters an apartment building with an armload of groceries in preparation for a dinner party.

Date: 1964-07-04 

Description: Three children, and a toddler in a stroller, pose at the edge of the street in front of the Faber home at 5706 Dogwood Place, Madison, Wisconsin. A decorat...

Date: 1947-11-20 

Description: Couple attending the University Club's annual Assembly Ball. Standing in front of a Santa Claus decoration are Janet Easum, daughter of Prof. and Mrs. Ches...

Date: 1944-04-05 

Description: Whitney Mason Gould, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stevens Gould, 712 Rogers Street, with a stuffed rabbit illustrating traditional Easter gifts for children.

Date: 1959-01-06 

Description: Mrs. Frederic E. Mohs (left), Mrs. Carl Dutton, Mrs. A.R. Curreri, Mrs. Alfred J. Stamm, and Mrs. Virgil E. Herrick prepare Norwegian dolls to decorate the...

Date: 1959-02-05 

Description: Mrs. Samuel Burns, seated, serves tea after the Sigma Alpha Iota Benefit Musicale to (left to right) Shirley Dominik, Elizabeth Rennebohm, and Mrs. Fred Ma...

Date: 1899-11-14 before

Description: Front and back covers of the first dinner of the Six O'Clock Club held at the Park Hotel, with a map on the back cover of the southern tip of Africa, with...

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)

Date: 1951-10-25 

Description: Members of the Madison Exchange Club and their wives sit at the speakers table during their ladies' night banquet. Standing, left to right: James Oeland,...

Date: 1944-08-02 

Description: Mrs. Frederick (Marion) Rentschler and Mrs. John R. (Eileen) Frederick, members of the Madison Woman's Club, are shown with produce from their Victory gard...


Eddie Paulus

Date: 1954-10-27 

Description: Eddie Paulus, outfielder for the Plain, Wisconsin baseball team, lies in a hospital bed at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison after a collision with a catcher...

Date: 1947-03-20 

Description: Group portrait taken at Wisconsin Legislative banquet. Pictured left to right: Joe Rothschild, Manager, Baron's Department store; Thomas Coleman, President...

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