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Pastoral Needlework Scene

Date: 1800
Description: Needlework scene on silk worked in colored silk thread using running and crewel stitches. The hands and faces of the figures are watercolor on paper. Scene...
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Village of Folle-Avoines

Date: 1842
Description: A Menominee village as depicted by Francois, Comte de Castelnau, a French naturalist and diplomat who visited the Green Bay area about 1838. The detailed, ...
Photograph

Man Weaving at a Loom

Date: 12 02 1932
Description: Man weaving at Reed Manufacturing loom, in the Vocational School crafts class at Brayton School, 301 E. Washington Avenue.
Photograph

Woman with Scandinavian Brooch

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Description: Outdoor portrait of woman wearing a Scandinavian brooch, sitting in front of a cloth hanging.
Photograph

Woman with Scandinavian Brooch

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Description: Outdoor portrait of a woman wearing a Scandinavian brooch, sitting in front of a cloth hanging.
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Cyril Morrison

Date: 03 22 1945
Description: Cyril Morrison, who is blind, weaving rag rugs for the Dane County homework shops which employ persons with disabilities.
Photograph

University League and Its Junior Division Activities

Date: 01 23 1951
Description: Two Junior Division University League members are shown with a trainee at the League's homecrafters' program at Truax Field. Seated at a weaving loom is tr...
Photograph

Easter Seal Sales Help the Handicapped

Date: 03 10 1952
Description: Matt Esser is learning how to weave under Mrs. Mina Dutton's direction. Mrs. Dutton is one of the instructors at the Wisconsin Homecraft Training center, m...
Historical Object

Alphabet Sampler

Date: 07 27 2010
Description: A sampler made in Ohio in 1850 with the alphabet in both upper and lower case stitched on it.
Photograph

Navajo Woman Weaving a Blanket

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Description: A seated Navajo woman weaves a blanket near two young children. Cooking pots and utensils are in the right foreground.
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Farmer's Museum

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Description: View of a woman weaving with a loom as an exhibit at the Farmer's Museum, which opened in 1944. There is another loom behind her.
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Berry School

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Description: View of a woman weaving at a loom in the weaving room of the Berry School, which opened in 1902. Blankets are hanging near the ceiling.
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Aaron Bohrod with Wallpaper

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Description: Aaron Bohrod posing with wallpaper he designed using State Historical Society of Wisconsin Museum objects as subject matter.
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Film Still from "The Beckoning Flame"

Date: 1916
Description: Film still of interior scene, exotic atmosphere, with actor and group of actresses, all in Indian costume with turban.
Photograph

Anna Runstrom and Spinning Wheel

Date: 11 13 1956
Description: Anna Runstrom and her granddaughter, Erica Leigh Runstrom, demonstrate her spinning wheel at the East Side Businessman's hobby show. Erica is wearing a Swe...
Photograph

UW Farm and Home Week Exhibits

Date: 02 03 1958
Description: Attendees look at displays of hand-loomed placemats and tablecloths at Farm and Home Week at the University of Wisconsin. They include, left to right: Mrs....
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UW Farm and Home Week Exhibits

Date: 02 03 1958
Description: Mary Jean Stoddard demonstrates the art of weaving at the UW Farm and Home Exhibit. Watching her work (left to right) are: Mrs. Theodore Herwig (North Free...
Photograph

July Strong Hart

Date: 08 18 1832
Description: Hollow-cut silhouette of July Strong Hart. Cut-out of paper with pencil detailing and a cloth background.
Photograph

Pueblo Home — Parsons Indian Village

Date: 1932
Description: Eight Native American men pose around the two-story stucco sided Pueblo Home. They are all wearing traditional dress, with four wearing headdresses, and on...
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Indian Children and Tepee at Stand Rock "In the Dells"

Date: 1927
Description: A Native American boy and girl pose standing in front of a tipi on a hill by a lake. The tipi is covered with a fringed blanket.

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