Tumblr Top Three: May 2013

This month we reached an exciting landmark on our Tumblr blog, Wisco Histo:  75,000 followers, wow! Thanks to everyone who’s followed us and welcomed our images from Wisconsin collections into your Tumblr stream. In this post, we count down the most-liked and most-shared photos we posted to Tumblr in May.

3. Cat show winners in Trempealeau County; Memorial Day grilling in Milwaukee

Tied for third place: Mary Lunde holds the winners of the cat show at the Trempealeau County Fair, captured by photographer Wade Britzius in 1976; Mrs. Ervin Moore runs the grill at a Memorial Day cookout in Milwaukee in 1967.

Trempealeau County 1976: Images at the Bicentennial, Old Main Historical and Community Arts Center, Galesville, Wisconsin. Photo by Wade Britzius.

Trempealeau County 1976: Images at the Bicentennial, Old Main Historical and Community Arts Center, Galesville. Photo by Wade Britzius.

Historic Photo Collection, Milwaukee Public Library.

Historic Photo Collection, Milwaukee Public Library.

2. Antiwar demonstrators at UW-Madison graduation

This group of students graduating from UW-Madison in June 1968 carried posters protesting the Vietnam War along with their diplomas.

UW-Madison Archives by way of University of Wisconsin Digital Collections

UW-Madison Archives by way of University of Wisconsin Digital Collections.

1. May Day celebrations at Lawrence University

Our most popular post on Tumblr this month was this pair of lantern slides depicting May Day events at Lawrence University in Appleton in the early 20th century.

"The Queen and Attendants," ca. 1930. Lawrence University Archives.

“The Queen and Attendants,” ca. 1930. Lawrence University Archives.

Maypole dance, May Day 1910. Lawrence University Archives.

Maypole dance, May Day 1910. Lawrence University Archives.

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