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Image of Ad, Print - 1984.130.22

Ad, Print - 1984.130.22

Chromolith portrait of Abraham Lincoln on canvas as advertising for the Illinois Watch Company in Springfield for the Lincoln Watch. Lincoln is wearing his typical black and white suit. The top of the portrait has a signature of R. Bohuns (?) and is dated 1913. The bottom right has a seal of the Illinois Watch Company. Framed in a metallic gold frame.

Object Type: Object

Image of Adz - 1987.001.01

Adz - 1987.001.01

Adz.This was handmade, It has been sand blasted to remove rust and it was made on a forge.

Object Type: Object

Image of Altarpiece - 1976.007.02

Altarpiece - 1976.007.02

Unpainted white plaster model of a Christ figure on the cross. Style is early 20th c. modern, with thin, attenuated limbs and narrow, angular face. Pencil marks where artisans checked scale while copying are visible.

Object Type: Object

Image of Animal, Carousel - 1989.006.01

Animal, Carousel - 1989.006.01

A rubber carousel horse. Tan body with a blue and yellow saddle and bridle. Has a metal frame throughout the body. The saddle has a floral design.

Object Type: Object

Image of Animal, Mechanical - 1994.063.031

Animal, Mechanical - 1994.063.031

Vintage toy frog clicker/noise maker. The frog is green and yellow with red accents and the base is red. The bottom of the toy is black. "Brooklyn, NY" is written on the bottom.

Object Type: Object

Image of Animal, Stuffed - 1986.044.01

Animal, Stuffed - 1986.044.01

Plush stuffed rabbit with red/orange trousers and orange/yellow tuxedo style jacket. White plastic eyes with long plush ears on a metal frame that are lined with pink velvet. Rabbit was made with excelsior stuffing or wood wool. Body under clothing is muslin not plush.

Object Type: Object

Image of Apron - 2015.014.045

Apron - 2015.014.045

Apron panel, hand-stitched, Hmong white tradition. Embellished with plastic beads in green, gold, pink, blue, red, and magenta. Borders are lined with gold lace and triangles made of yellow, white, pink and green fabric. Two sashes sewed onto each end on the top of the apron. Embellished patterns are similar to the patterns on cuffs and collar line of women's jacket from same donation.

Object Type: Object

Image of Apron, Tool - 1984.009.06

Apron, Tool - 1984.009.06

Carpenter's apron with 3 pockets, canvas tape waist tie with advertising from Badger Corrugating Company.

Object Type: Object

Image of Apron, Tool - 2017.fic.592

Apron, Tool - 2017.fic.592

Canvas carpenter's aprong with two pockets and tape ties with a grommet in the center. Text says "Weisse Woodworking Co. Lumber & Millwork Supplies Rose and Loagn Sts Phone 2.53606.

Object Type: Object

Image of Armband - 1945.011.09

Armband - 1945.011.09

A crepe mourning band worn by Captain Daniel Webster after the death of President Lincoln. The mourning band is a sheer black fabric and is knotted at the top.

Object Type: Object

Image of Armband - 1993.003.63

Armband - 1993.003.63

Armband "Fest Busters Oktoberfest 1984" White foam with red binding and velcro closure. Center has the ghostbusters logo turned to the festbusters logo says La Crosse, Wis and the ghost is holding a beer.

Object Type: Object

Image of Artillery, Muzzle-loading - WE.2010.1.399

Artillery, Muzzle-loading - WE.2010.1.399

Field artillery bolt. 8 lb. in weight. Cylindrical with rounded nose and copper sabot as base. Sabot has grooving consistent with evidence of rifling (12 grooves altogether).

Object Type: Object

Image of Artwork - 2015.014.013

Artwork - 2015.014.013

Thread wrapped hanging decoration/mobile, handmade; with plastic beads; multiple combined double tetrahedra; small pom-poms in pink, dark blue, evergreen, white, and yellow. Consists of three main rows: one large combined double tetrahedra on top; three medium-sized combined double tetrahedra on second row; and nine small combined double tetrahedra on bottom row. Has beaded loop on top for hanging.

Object Type: Object

Image of Artwork - 2015.014.014

Artwork - 2015.014.014

Thread wrapped hanging decoration/mobile, handmade; with plastic beads; various combined double tetrahedra; small pom-poms in bright pink, bright blue, evergreen, lime yellow, white, and purple. Consists of two main rows: one large combined double tetrahedra on top row; three smaller combined double tetrahedra on bottom row. Has beaded loop on top for hanging.

Object Type: Object

Image of Ashtray - 2011.014.331

Ashtray - 2011.014.331

G. Heileman Brewing Co. metal ashtray with Old Style Lager grenadier holding a beer stein. Text on round base says "Old Style Lager, Good since 1850, G. Heileman Brewing Co., La Crosse Wis Reg US Pat Off."

Object Type: Object

Image of Autograph - 2005.011.01

Autograph - 2005.011.01

Possible autograph of Abraham Lincoln. Frame pamplet of 'The Millenial Harbinger' conducted by A. Campbell & W.K. Pendleon & R. Richardson (co-editors). Published in 1848. Inside cover of the pamphlet is signed 'A. Lincoln'

Object Type: Object

Image of Backpack - 1989.021.06

Backpack - 1989.021.06

US Army military issue backpack, known as a "medium Alice" backpack. Designed as the first lighter-weight army backpack, and first used in 1973. Olive drab nylon, with a metal "X" support on the back. Three large outer bags on front, drawcord top opening covered with a large flap. Flap has the name "Barker" inked in black.

Object Type: Object

Image of Badge, Fire - 2017.fic.913

Badge, Fire - 2017.fic.913

La Crosse Fire Department Badge. Stamped text "Lieutenant No. 4 La Crosse Fire Dept." Top of the badge has an eagle with its head bent down into its chest. Center has emblem with ladder, two fire nozzles and a fire helmet in the center.

Object Type: Object

Image of Badge, Fire - 2017.fic.919

Badge, Fire - 2017.fic.919

Square-cross shaped badge from the La Crosse Fire Department. Stamped text 'La Crosse 24 Fire Dept".

Object Type: Object

Image of Badge, Insignia - 1991.072.01

Badge, Insignia - 1991.072.01

U.S. Letter Carrier badge. Badge is silver and looks similar to modern police badges. "U.S. Letter Carrier '1' La Crosse." A safety pin is soldered on the back.

Object Type: Object