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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. Sce...
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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,...
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Man Weaving at a Loom

Date: December 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.
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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: March 22 1945
Description: Cyril Morrison, who is blind, weaving rag rugs for the Dane County homework shops which employ persons with disabilities.
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University League and Its Junior Division Activities

Date: January 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 t...
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Easter Seal Sales Help the Handicapped

Date: March 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,...
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Alphabet Sampler

Date: July 27 2010
Description: A sampler made in Ohio in 1850 with the alphabet in both upper and lower case stitched on it.
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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.
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Anna Runstrom and Spinning Wheel

Date: November 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...
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UW Farm and Home Week Exhibits

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