Tumblr top three: September 2013

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

3. Milwaukee: Gateway to the world

"Milwaukee - Gateway to the World" sign, 1959

This sign, created by the Derse Advertising Company in 1959, was displayed on Milwaukee’s Lincoln Memorial Bridge during the opening celebrations for the St. Lawrence Seaway. Photo for the Milwaukee Journal. Milwaukee Waterways Collection, Milwaukee Public Library.

2. A 19th century “op-art” quilt

Log cabin quilt in “barn raising” pattern, Lydia Warner Atherton, Bridgeport, Crawford County, Wisconsin, ca. 1860-1900. Rock County Historical Society.

Log cabin quilt in “barn raising” pattern, Lydia Warner Atherton, Bridgeport, Crawford County, Wisconsin, ca. 1860-1900. Rock County Historical Society.

1. An idyllic fall scene

This view of the Wausau railroad depot in autumn was an advertising photograph for the Wausau Insurance Company, 1980-1999. Marathon County Historical Society.

This view of the Wausau railroad depot in autumn was an advertising photograph for the Wausau Insurance Company, 1980-1999. Marathon County Historical Society.

 

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