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La Crosse County Historical Society discovers, collects, preserves, and shares the history of La Crosse County, Wisconsin.

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Image of Piece, Game - 1927.010.01

Piece, Game - 1927.010.01

Large smoothed round stone with concave slope to the sides ending with a hole in the middle. Grayish-green in color with white specks.

Record Type: Object

Image of Pin, Political - 1992.100.25

Pin, Political - 1992.100.25

Jesse E. Higbee's Wisconsin Mid-Winter Republican Convention delegate ribbon. Red ribbon with gold text and a gold elephant just below the center of the ribbon. Pin at the top has typed text "Jesse E. Higbee La Crosse County".

Record Type: Object

Image of Plate, License - 1988.053.01

Plate, License - 1988.053.01

Homemade license plate display for Wisconsin plates. Years 1936,1955,1943,1938,1939,1940,1941,1942. 7 plates total.

Record Type: Object

Image of Plate, License - 1988.053.02

Plate, License - 1988.053.02

Homemade license plate display for Wisconsin plates. Years 1958,1959,1960,1961,1962, 1963,1964. 7 plates total.

Record Type: Object

Image of Plate, License - 1988.053.03

Plate, License - 1988.053.03

Homemade license plate display for Wisconsin plates. Years 1925, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935. 10 plates total.

Record Type: Object

Image of Plate, License - 1988.053.04

Plate, License - 1988.053.04

Homemade license plate display for Wisconsin plates. Years 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924. 9 plates total.

Record Type: Object

Image of Plate, License - 1988.053.05

Plate, License - 1988.053.05

Homemade license plate display for Wisconsin plates. Years 1945, 1946 (1946-1950), 1951, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957. 8 plates total.

Record Type: Object

Image of Postcard - 2008.016.01

Postcard - 2008.016.01

Postcard from La Crosse from 1912. Sent by Benna Rudi, who lived in La Crosse to her sister in Norway.

Record Type: Archive

Image of Postcard - 2017.fic.010

Postcard - 2017.fic.010

Bright Eyes postcard. Orange background with a woman wearing a large black hat with a red flower. Back is stamped with 'I love my "Three Twins but oh you Bright Eyes'

Record Type: Archive

Image of Postcard - 2017.fic.1420

Postcard - 2017.fic.1420

Halloween postcard sent to Miss Marian Dorset. The front has a scene of a jack-o-lantern with two young children inside kissing. "On Halloween I wish you a good time" "Have a good time but do be very careful lots of love to you. I miss you girls very muchly. Edna"

Record Type: Archive

Image of Postcard - 2017.fic.1673

Postcard - 2017.fic.1673

Christmas card with image of an ink bottle tipped on its side, navy blue and turquoise "ink" across the front. "You'd better look out for your actions this year, There's many a very sad lot. Arises in unguarded moments, my dear, to make one's whole lifetime a..." Writing in pencil on front: "eh!" and "ha! ha!" Faded writing in pencil on back: "Too good to keep." Bottom left corner in tiny print: "copyright 1886 by L. Prang & Co. Boston"

Record Type: Archive

Image of Postcard - 2017.fic.974

Postcard - 2017.fic.974

Postcard in black and white. Cartoon drawing of young boy on front with patches on his clothes and wearing a hat. In box has text "It iss much better to haf patches on de pants, than on de heart, vot?" followed by three hearts. Back of postcard has handwritten text in cursive. It is addressed to Miss Marian Dorset. Text that is printed on the postcard is in red ink. In the upper right corner there is a green, one cent stamp.

Record Type: Archive

Image of Postcard, Picture - 1980.033.06

Postcard, Picture - 1980.033.06

Colored drawing of Rose Street Viaduct. Text reads: " Dear Bertha, Got home OK a fine trip. Took Sonny [possibly Sammy] to doctor yesterday and found his arm broken but much farther up than we were looking. His peula (?) restless night but think he will be alright in a day or so. Vi." Addressed to Miss Bertha Shumay (?), Caledonia, Minn.

Record Type: Archive

Image of Postcard, Picture - 1981.007.49

Postcard, Picture - 1981.007.49

Postcard of the La Crosse Country Club, in La Crosse Wisconsin. Postcard has colored picture on front that is an artists view of the Country Club. Picture has a redish building set in front of a hill covered in trees. Several cars and people are out front. There is a white fence separeating the driveway/parking lot, and a green field. There is a sunset in the background. At the top of the white border around the picture there is text "La Crosse Co ...

Record Type: Archive

Image of Poster, Theater - 2011.009.03

Poster, Theater - 2011.009.03

Vaudeville poster, 21" by 28". 5 black and white photos of Charles and Minnie Burroughs with their names and the title "Feature Vaudeville Artists." Printed in red, white and black, with "Life'ogravure, La Crosse Wisc."

Record Type: Archive

Image of Potholder - 1990.028.06

Potholder - 1990.028.06

Potholder, white cotton with blue printing on one side. Red and white striped bias binding. Printed text reads: What America wants America gets in a '59 Chevrolet, Ray Hutson Chevrolet, Inc. 4th & Cass Streets, La Crosse, Wisconsin."

Record Type: Object

Image of Potholder - 2010.007.13

Potholder - 2010.007.13

Christmas pot holder from "Carl Gegenfurtner's Blue Moon- Onalaska, Wis. Uncle Carl's Oaks". Potholder has a Santa Claus next to a stove and says "Warmest Greetings"

Record Type: Object

Image of Pumper, Horse-Drawn Steam - 1945.020.01

Pumper, Horse-Drawn Steam - 1945.020.01

Nott Steam Pumper, pulled by a pair of horses.

Record Type: Object

Image of Purse - 1984.084.01

Purse - 1984.084.01

Beaded purse with a silver frame. Black and white beading with geometric designs, animals, and flowers decorated on both sides. One side has deer and flowers. The reverse has peacock, fox, squirrel and flowers. Bottom of the purse has a center tassel. Interior has a black crepe lining with a pocket for a mirror. Handle is decorated with corn, and other fruits and vegetables.

Record Type: Object

Image of Purse - 1984.084.02

Purse - 1984.084.02

Multi-colored floral beaded purse with crocheted drawstring. Flowers on ecru background with beige silk crepe lining. Exterior has clear beads with shades of blue, orange, yellow, green, white, pink, black, gold, and purple. Both sides match. Center has black tassel with gold accents.

Record Type: Object