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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)
Historical Essay

African American Bowling Shirt

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Bowling shirt designed, made and worn by Earlene Fuller of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, c. 1995. (Museum object #2008.176.5)
Historical Essay

Southern Colonial Dollhouse

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Southern Colonial dollhouse handmade and furnished by Ann Little of Columbus, Wisconsin, 1976-1977. (Museum object #2007.191.1)
Historical Essay

Lottery Ball Drawing Machine

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Ball drawing machine used by the Wisconsin Lottery for Daily Pick 3 and Daily Pick 4 games, 1992-2000. (Museum object #2001.83.16.1A-B)
Historical Essay

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)
Historical Essay

Gumball Slot Machine

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Trade stimulator gumball slot machine seized from a Shullsburg, Wisconsin tavern in 1945. (Museum object #2008.13.1A-B)
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)
Historical Essay

Campers' Wash-Up Kit

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Wash-Up Kit made by the Bay West Company, Green Bay. Distributed by the Yankee Paper and Specialty Co. of Menasha in the 1920s. (Museum object #1998.6.2)
Historical Essay

World Famous Duncan Butterfly Yo-Yo

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Duncan Butterfly yo-yo manufactured by the Flambeau Corporation, Baraboo, Wisconsin, 1988-1995. (Museum object #2001.83.13)
Historical Essay

Odyssey Home Video Game System

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Magnavox Odyssey Home Video Game System played by Susan and John Gyarmati of Cedarburg, Wisconsin during the 1970s. (Museum object #2006.95.2)
Historical Essay

Original Model Barbie Doll

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Barbie doll purchased in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, c. 1961. (Museum object #1972.17.10)
Historical Essay

Mirro Sno-Coaster: Cold Weather (and Cold War) Fun

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Mirro Sno-Coaster sled manufactured by Aluminum Goods Manufacturing Co. of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, 1955. (Museum object #2006.2.1)
Historical Essay

Nancy Hanks Doll: An Historic American Girl

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
German bisque doll with her trunk of clothes and accessories, c. 1908. (Museum object #1966.408.1)
Historical Essay

Deer Hide Jacket

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Deer hide jacket of Ruel Garnich Baldwin, c. 1915. (Museum object #2005.147.1)
Historical Essay

Aqualand Water Ski

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Water ski used at Camp Timberlane for Boys in Northern Wisconsin, 1962. (Museum object #2003.115.1)

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