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Browsing items in: McFarland Historical Society

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    • Album: Helmer Nelson's letters home

    • World War I; World War, 1914-1918; Soldiers
    • Album of McFarland soldier Helmer Nelson's letters between August and September, 1918, to his family. The album also includes postcards and photographs of family visitors to his grave in the Meuse-Argonne Cemetery. The album is 9" x 10".
    • McFarland Gold Star Mothers
    • Alvin Edwards

    • World War I; World War, 1914-1918; Soldiers
    • Portrait of Alvin Edwards, McFarland soldier killed in World War I.
    • McFarland Gold Star Mothers
    • American flag presented to Mary Nelson

    • War and families; World War I; World War, 1914-1918; American flag
    • In a ceremony in New York City, each Gold Star Mother was presented with an American Flag. Mary Nelson treasured her flag and waved it during Memorial Day parades in McFarland, WI. The flag is silk, 12" x 15" with a 26" handle.
    • McFarland Gold Star Mothers
    • Article about Gold Star Mothers Nelson and Edwards

    • History; World War I; World War, 1914-1918; War and families
    • Newspaper article covering the Gold Star Mother Pilgrimage of Mrs. Ole (Mary Lyster) Nelson and Mrs. Theodore Edwards.
    • McFarland Gold Star Mothers
    • Barrel

    • Barrels (containers); Furnishings and equipment
    • Wooden barrel constructed from a single log. The base of the barrel consists of boards nailed to the foot of the barrel. Nails reinforce the barrel at the knots. Carved inscription reads Madison NDF 1818 MDF and CHS and multiple stamps read IESE. ;...
    • Skare Collection
    • Bedsheet

    • Hardanger; Cutwork; Embroidery; Sheets (bed coverings); Furnishings and equipment
    • White linen sheet with embroidered Hardanger drawn work.; Hardanger embroidery is a traditional embroidery involving cutwork, drawn work and needle weaving with white cotton or linen thread on a matching ground of double-weave linen. Geometric...
    • Skare Collection
    • Bentwood box

    • Boxes (containers); Containers (receptacles); Furnishings and equipment
    • Oval bentwood box. Norwegian bentwood boxes are formed by binding a thin sheet of wood around the base, lacing the joint where the ends meet with thin birch roots and then securing the base to the sides with wooden pegs. This box has a detailed...
    • Skare Collection
    • Bentwood box

    • Boxes (containers); Containers (receptacles); Furnishings and equipment
    • Oval-shaped bentwood box. Norwegian bentwood boxes are formed by binding a thin sheet of wood around the base, lacing the joint where the ends meet with thin birch roots and then securing the base to the sides with pegs, or in this case, metal...
    • Skare Collection
    • Bentwood box

    • Boxes; Sponesker; Furnishings and equipment
    • Bentwood box with lid.; Norwegian bentwood boxes are formed by binding a thin sheet of wood around the base, lacing the joint where the ends meet with thin birch roots and then securing the base to the sides with pegs. The surface of this box is...
    • Skare Collection
    • Bentwood box

    • Boxes (containers); Containers (receptacles); Furnishings and equipment
    • Oval bentwood box. Norwegian bentwood boxes are formed by binding a thin sheet of wood around the base, lacing the joint where the ends meet with thin birch roots and then securing the base to the sides with pegs, or in this case, metal nails. ...
    • Skare Collection
    • Bentwood box

    • Boxes; Containers (receptacles); Furnishings and equipment
    • Small bentwood box. Norwegian bentwood boxes are formed by binding a thin sheet of wood around the base, lacing the joint where the ends meet with thin birch roots and then securing the base to the sides with pegs, or, in this case, nails. The...
    • Skare Collection
    • Bentwood box

    • Boxes (containers); Containers (receptacles); Furnishings and equipment
    • Oval bentwood box. Norwegian bentwood boxes are formed by binding a thin sheet of wood around the base, lacing the joint where the ends meet with thin birch roots and then securing the base to the sides with wooden pegs. The lid is constructed in...
    • Skare Collection
    • Bowl with handle

    • Bowls (vessels); Vessels (containers); Containers (receptacles); Furnishings and equipment
    • Hand-carved wooden bowl with handle. There is incised decoration on the handle, and the bowl is varnished. A wooden repair is visible: a crack patched with nails. The incised letters "LSSW" are on the bottom of the bowl. This item was collected...
    • Skare Collection
    • Bowl with handle

    • Bowls (vessels); Vessels (containers); Containers (receptacles); Furnishings and equipment
    • Wooden bowl with handle, hand-carved from a single piece of pitted hardwood, possibly walnut or bass wood. The bowl is sealed with varnished. The handle is smooth and there is an incised marking on the bottom of the bowl reading "iiFBB". This...
    • Skare Collection
    • Burl bowl

    • Bowls; Vessels; Furnishings and equipment
    • Footed bowl carved from a hardwood burl. The stamp on the bottom of the bowl reads A:GAARDER. ; This item was collected by Albert Skare (1878-1967), of McFarland, Wisconsin, in the early-to-mid 20th century for his collection of objects related to...
    • Skare Collection
    • Butter box

    • Boxes (containers); Containers (receptacles); Furnishings and equipment
    • Wooden box with hinged lid. (carved) dark varnish. The carved lid is connected to the base with a hinge made of wooden pegs, carved out of the sides of the lid. The box is nailed together, and the back slat has carved headboard-like detail. ...
    • Skare Collection
    • Butter box

    • Boxes (containers); Containers (receptacles); Furnishings and equipment
    • Wooden lidded box. The box features dovetail construction of the base and a dark varnish on the exterior. The lid is attached to the base with a wooded peg hinge. According to information at the McFarland Historical Society, it was used to store...
    • Skare Collection
    • Butter churn

    • Churns; Tools and equipment; Furnishings and equipment
    • Butter churn with lid and wooden dasher. Holding vessel has a stave construction of multiple narrow, slightly arched slabs of wood (staves) with beveled outer edges bound with two metal hoops. The holding vessel has a dark varnished exterior and...
    • Skare Collection
    • Butter mold

    • Butter molds; Tools and equipment; Furnishings and equipment
    • Turned wooden butter mold with a two-part construction. Inner portion carved with a pineapple pattern.
    • Skare Collection
    • Butter mold

    • Butter molds; Tools and equipment; Furnishings and equipment
    • Turned wooden butter mold with a two-part construction. Inner portion carved with a wheat pattern.; This item was collected by Albert Skare (1878-1967), of McFarland, Wisconsin, in the early-to-mid 20th century for his collection of objects...
    • Skare Collection

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