Tumblr top three: January 2014

Counting down the most-liked and most-shared posts on our Tumblr blog, Wisco Histo, for the month of January.

3. An icy playground on Lake Michigan

Several boys and a dog play on a massive ice formation on the shore of Lake Michigan, Kenosha County, February 1906. Photo by Louis Milton Theirs. Kenosha History Center.

Several boys and a dog play on a massive ice formation on the shore of Lake Michigan, Kenosha County, February 1906. Photo by Louis Milton Theirs. Kenosha History Center.

1. and 2. Milwaukeeans remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Two photos we shared in honor of Martin Luther King Day show Milwaukee residents gathered on the first anniversary of King’s assassination, in May 1969.

Man waves a flag with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s portrait on the first anniversary of King’s death, Milwaukee, 1969. Milwaukee Public Library.

Man waves a flag with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s portrait on the first anniversary of King’s death, Milwaukee, May 5, 1969. Photo from the Milwaukee Journal. Milwaukee Public Library.

A large crowd kneels in prayer on Wisconsin Avenue in Milwaukee on the first anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., May 5, 1969. Photo from the Milwaukee Journal. Milwaukee Public Library.

A large crowd kneels in prayer on Wisconsin Avenue in Milwaukee on the first anniversary of King’s assassination, May 5, 1969. Photo from the Milwaukee Journal. Milwaukee Public Library.


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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