Tag: Milwaukee

Historic Trade Cards, Milwaukee Public Library

In the late nineteenth century, one of the most prevalent and eye-catching forms of advertising could fit easily in your pocket: the trade card. Retailers and manufacturers distributed small printed cards, known as trade cards […] 

Octagon houses

This exhibit was created in collaboration with Emily Nelson, an undergraduate History major at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A tour of 19th century Wisconsin architecture brings up lumber baron’s mansions, dairy barns, and . . […] 

Tumblr top ten of 2014

And now presenting the ten posts that inspired the most comments, likes and shares on our Tumblr blog, Wisco Histo, in 2014. For more great images, see which Tumblr posts got the biggest buzz in […] 

McDonald’s in Wisconsin

Guest curator Nichole Fromm is a librarian who blogs about restaurants at Eating in Madison A to Z with her husband JM. She was also the proud recipient in 1986 of a Golden Arches Good […] 

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