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.
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.
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.