Tumblr top three: July/August 2014

Counting down the most-liked and most-shared posts on our Tumblr blog, Wisco Histo, for July and August.

3. Celebrating Bastille Days in Milwaukee

A waiter from Karl Ratzsch’s restaurant runs an obstacle course during Milwaukee’s Bastille Days festival, 1983. Photo by Benny Sieu. Milwaukee Public Library.

A waiter from Karl Ratzsch’s restaurant runs an obstacle course during Milwaukee’s Bastille Days festival, 1983. Photo by Benny Sieu. Milwaukee Public Library.

2. Traditional Norwegian craft and music in southwest Wisconsin

Hardanger fiddle with lion’s head, carved by Martin Cliff, Blue Mounds, Dane County, Wisconsin, 1895. Mount Horeb Area Historical Society.

Hardanger fiddle with lion’s head carved by Martin Cliff of Blue Mounds, Dane County, 1895. Mount Horeb Area Historical Society.

1. College recruiting in another era

Blogger Cool Chicks from History shared this post and added: “Apparently the “femininity” campaign was unsuccessful as Viterbo went co-ed in 1970.”

Advertisement for Viterbo College, La Crosse, 1967. From the collection Past and Present: A Digital History of Wisconsin Independent Colleges and Universities.

Advertisement for Viterbo College, La Crosse, 1967. From the collection Past and Present: A Digital History of Wisconsin Independent Colleges and Universities.


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

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