Tumblr top three: February/March 2014

Counting down the most-liked and most-shared posts on our Tumblr blog, Wisco Histo, in February and March.

3. A Wisconsin-born celebrity strikes a pose

On February 1, 1906, cabaret singer Hildegarde Loretta Sell was born in Adell, Wisconsin. This publicity photo from the late 1950s shows Hildegarde in her trademark long white gloves; her arms are raised in her signature pose. In the Spotlight, Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Marquette University Libraries.

On February 1, 1906, cabaret singer Hildegarde Loretta Sell was born in Adell, Wisconsin. This publicity photo from the late 1950s shows Hildegarde in her trademark long white gloves; her arms are raised in her signature pose. In the Spotlight, Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Marquette University Libraries.

2. Enjoying the ice in Milwaukee

Ice skating in Kosciuszko Park with St. Josaphat’s Basilica in the background, Milwaukee, 1910-1930. Photo by Roman Kwasniewski. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries.

Ice skating in Kosciuszko Park with St. Josaphat’s Basilica in the background, Milwaukee, 1910-1930. Photo by Roman Kwasniewski. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries.

1. A tough team from Wood County

Women's softball team in Babcock (Wood County), 1910-1930. Photo by Taylor Brothers. Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Women’s softball team in Babcock (Wood County), 1910-1930. Photo by Taylor Brothers. Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse


Highlights from digital collections across Wisconsin are added to our Tumblr blog several times a week. Check out our monthly top posts from Tumblr here.

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