Tumblr top ten of 2014

And now presenting the ten posts that inspired the most comments, likes and shares on our Tumblr blog, Wisco Histo, in 2014. For more great images, see which Tumblr posts got the biggest buzz in 2013.

10. Standing for indigenous people on Columbus Day, 1992

Tumblr likes and reblogs: 104

Art Shegonee, executive director of the Native American Center, watches speakers during a rally celebrating cultural resistance and survival on Columbus Day, 1992. UW-Madison Archives by way of University of Wisconsin Digital Collections.

Art Shegonee, executive director of the Native American Center, watches speakers during a rally celebrating cultural resistance and survival on Columbus Day, 1992. Photo by Marie Therese Teeters. University of Wisconsin-Madison Archives.

9. Nuns and books on the move, 1960

Tumblr likes and reblogs: 106

Transferring books from Holy Family Convent to Holy Family College, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, 1960. Silver Lake College.

Transferring books from Holy Family Convent to Holy Family College, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, 1960. Silver Lake College.

8. An icy playground on Lake Michigan

Tumblr likes and reblogs: 124

Several boys and a dog play on a massive ice formation on the shore of Lake Michigan, Kenosha County, February 1906. Photo by Louis Milton Thiers. Kenosha History Center.

Several boys and a dog play on a massive ice formation on the shore of Lake Michigan, Kenosha County, February 1906. Photo by Louis Milton Thiers. Kenosha History Center.

7. June = LGBT Pride Month

Tumblr likes and reblogs: 187

Students at a gay pride rally with a banner reading “Queer Pride-Flaunt It,” University of Wisconsin-Madison, probably 1990s. UW-Madison Archives by way of University of Wisconsin Digital Collections.

Students at a gay pride rally with a banner reading “Queer Pride-Flaunt It,” University of Wisconsin-Madison, probably 1990s. Photo by Andrew Rawson. UW-Madison Archives.

6. Milwaukee honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tumblr likes and reblogs: 227

A large crowd kneels in prayer on Wisconsin Avenue in Milwaukee on the first anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., May 5, 1969. Photo from the Milwaukee Journal. Milwaukee Public Library.

A large crowd kneels in prayer on Wisconsin Avenue in Milwaukee on the first anniversary of King’s assassination, May 5, 1969. Photo from the Milwaukee Journal. Milwaukee Public Library.

5. College recruiting in another era

Tumblr likes and reblogs: 237
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. Viterbo University Archives.

4. Before A League of Their Own

Tumblr likes and reblogs: 307

Women’s softball team, Babcock, Wisconsin, 1910-1930. Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

Women’s softball team, Babcock, Wisconsin, 1910-1930. Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

3. Wisconsin’s founding member of the National Organization for Women (NOW)

Tumblr likes and reblogs: 351

Sparta native Kathryn F. Clarenbach, a professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, was one of the 28 women who participated in the founding meeting of NOW in June 1966. This photo shows Professor Clarenbach, seated on the right, with Wisconsin Governor Robert Knowles and the Committee on the Status of Women Midwest Conference in 1967. UW-Madison Archives by way of University of Wisconsin Digital Collections.

Sparta native Kathryn F. Clarenbach, a professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, was one of the 28 women who participated in the founding meeting of NOW in June 1966. This photo shows Professor Clarenbach, seated on the right, with Wisconsin Governor Robert Knowles and the Committee on the Status of Women Midwest Conference in 1967. UW-Madison Archives.

2. Celebrating Juneteenth

Tumblr likes and reblogs: 412

Food tables at Juneteenth Day festival, Milwaukee, 1983. Juneteenth, celebrated annually on June 19, commemorates the end of slavery in the United States.  Milwaukee Public Library.

Food tables at Juneteenth Day festival, Milwaukee, 1983. Juneteenth, celebrated annually on June 19, commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. Milwaukee Public Library.

1. Traditional Norwegian craft and music in southwest Wisconsin

Tumblr likes and reblogs: 605

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

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


Sources

  • Historic Photo Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
  • Louis M. Thiers Glass Negative Collection, Kenosha County History: Images and Texts, 1830s-1940s, Kenosha History Center, Kenosha County Historical Society. Part of the State of Wisconsin Collection from University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
  • Past and Present: A Digital History of Wisconsin Independent Colleges and Universities, Viterbo University
  • Taylor Brothers Photographs, Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Part of the State of Wisconsin Collection from UWDC.
  • UW-Madison Archives. Part of the University of Wisconsin Collection from UWDC.
  • Wisconsin Decorative Arts Database

  • 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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