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"Bear Paw" Quilt
Today’s artifact is an all-cotton quilt, hand pieced and hand quilted. It uses the “Bear Paw" pattern in printed cotton, in which bear paw blocks of predominantly brown prints are separated by a sashing...
"Sunbonnet Baby" Quilt
Hand appliqued quilt made of unwashed cotton. Each block depicts a different version of a child, or "Sunbonnet Baby," set in sashing. Lots of shirtings, checks.
Clothing & Dress;
Women's undergarment designed and made in La Crosse, WI. Called "The Leona," after its inventor and manufacturer, this is a "three-in-one" which consolidates camisole, drawers and slip into one undergarment....
"Ye Old Shellback" certificate
"Ye Old Shellback" certificate. Text reads: "Hear Ye! Hear Ye! The court of Neptune Rex does hereby acclaim and honor K.E. Brekke a certified salt of "Thaddeus K" and entitled to one weather beaten plank...
Amusement Ride Car
This is a child-sized car from an amusement ride in Myrick Park, La Crosse, WI. It is covered in green painted steel and has a steering wheel. The tires are solid rubber (not inflatable) and there is a...
Appliqué quilt; all the motifs have been cut out of colored cotton fabric and painstakingly sewn down with tiny, near-invisible stitches. All cotton, with fine, dense hand quilting. Label on back states:...
Asian Planting Pot
This is a dark brown metal planting pot of Asian origin. It depicts a floral/leaf design with birds along the side in red, green, blue, white, and pink enameled colors.
This is a youth-sized bed. It has a curved walnut headboard with a carved decoration. The mattress and box springs may not be original. It was brought from England by Rev. Henry Green, Alice Green Hixon's...
This is a bed with a decorative wood headboard and baseboard. There are carved wooden urns on corners of headboard and the carved decorative medallion on left side of headboard is missing. The ID number...
This is an interesting advertisement for the C. & J. Michel Brewing Co. that features a leaping frog and claims that beer should not be sweet. It says that “Beer should taste of both malt and hops.”...
Black Lace-up Boots
This is a pair women's black leather lace-up boots with pointed toes and spool heels. A name written inside with pen: "McConaughey, 2012 Adams." The donor stated that she purchased these shoes in Goose...
Black Leather Shoes
These are a pair of black leather shoes made by Selby Arch Preservers (this name is printed on the inside bottom of the shoe). They are open-toed, with another diamond-shaped opening about half an inch...
Black Silk Chapeau-de-bras Style Hat
Black silk chapeau-de-bras style ("fore and aft") hat. Hat is crescent shaped with black woven trim, black and white plumes that extend down the back. Possibly there was once a red and silver cross insignia...
Black Women's Carriage Boots
These are a pair of women's carriage boots. They are made of black velvet with a brown/black fur trim. The inside has an off-white quilted lining. The boots are laced together through 3 eyelets with corded...
Blue Glass Violin Bottle
This is a blue glass violin bottle-very decorative with some staining and a chipped mouth.
This is a boatswain's whistle dating back to World War II.
World War II green Eisenhower military jacket. Made of wool. Two large breast pockets, hidden buttons down the front. Military patches on both sleeves and pins on lapels.
Bronze Star military medal
War; Military decorations
Bronze Star military medal. (2009.015.004a) Inscription on back "Heroic or Meritorious Achievements. Kermit Brekke" Bronze star attached to red, white, and blue ribbon. Has accompanying rectangular pins.(2009.015.004b,c)...
This is a man's brown felt fedora, with wide brown grograin ribbon and round yellow-metal button decoration. There are two feathers stuck in the brim. Label is "Stevens Royalist." No accession file has...
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