Tumblr top three: November 2013

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

3. Ojibwe basket collected in Wisconsin Dells

November was Native American Heritage Month, so we used Tumblr to highlight items from several digital collections focusing on Native history and culture in Wisconsin. The digital collection of the Logan Museum of Anthropology in Beloit includes artifacts made and used by Native tribes in Wisconsin and across the country.

Ojibwe wicker plaited basket collected in Wisconsin Dells. Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit College.

Ojibwe wicker plaited basket collected in Wisconsin Dells. Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit College.

2. A deer camp in Wood County ca. 1890

The opening of gun deer hunting season in Wisconsin in late November coincided with a national effort by The American Guide to crowdsource a guided tour of the United States on Tumblr. This intriguing collaborative project was modeled on the field assignments distributed to Works Progress Administration writers in the 1930s and 1940s. We contributed this photo of a Wisconsin deer hunting camp to answer the Guide’s “Flora and Fauna” category (and were thrilled to see that the Guide described Recollection Wisconsin as “imminently awesome”).

A deer camp in Wood County ca. 1890. McMillan Memorial Library, Wisconsin Rapids.

A deer camp in Wood County ca. 1890. McMillan Memorial Library, Wisconsin Rapids.

1. Karen Washinawatok being crowned Miss Menominee

Our top Tumblr post in November was another selection in honor of Native American Heritage Month. This photo from the collections of the College of Menominee Nation made the rounds among a number of Native bloggers including ohyeahindigenousbeautyblack-footed, and reclaimingthenativetag.

Karen Washinawatok being crowned Miss Menominee, Keshena. The Phillip and Faith Sealy Collection on the Menominee Arts, College of Menominee Nation S. Verna Fowler Academic Library/Menominee Public Library.

Karen Washinawatok being crowned Miss Menominee, Keshena. The Phillip and Faith Sealy Collection on the Menominee Arts, College of Menominee Nation S. Verna Fowler Academic Library/Menominee 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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