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Image of Badge, Law Enforcement - 1991.075.09

Badge, Law Enforcement - 1991.075.09

City Marshall badge of La Crosse. Six point silver metal start. Engraved text "Apr. 4, 1862." Stamped text "John Cody City Marshal La Crosse."

Record Type: Object

Image of Badge, Law Enforcement - 2017.fic.910

Badge, Law Enforcement - 2017.fic.910

City of La Crosse Detective Badge. Silver metal star with a pin soldered on the back. Five pointed star with decorative triangle in each corner. Stamped text "La Crosse City Detective."

Record Type: Object

Image of Badge, Law Enforcement - 2017.fic.911

Badge, Law Enforcement - 2017.fic.911

City Marshall badge of La Crosse. Silver metal badge shaped like a shield. Engraved text "John Coady City Marshall." Bottom of badge has an image of balancing scales.

Record Type: Object

Image of Badge, Membership - 2013.fic.103

Badge, Membership - 2013.fic.103

Member badge of the Normanna Sangerkor, a La Crosse men's singing society. The badge consists of 2 yellow metal pieces, one above the other, connected by short lengths of chain on both sides. The upper part has the date 1869 at the top, with "Normanna Sangerkor" below it. The middle piece consists of an outstretched eagle facing our left, while the lower (and largest) of the three sections is a lyre whose curving side pieces are dragons, each faci ...

Record Type: Object

Image of Badge, Membership - 2017.fic.1066

Badge, Membership - 2017.fic.1066

Badge from Frohsinn Singing Society. Pin portion is metal with white plastic inlay and text "FROHSINN" stamped in blue. The front of the ribbon is blue with silver text "La Crosse, Wis. Gegruendet 1885". There is a medallion attached below with a picture of a harp, trumpets, sheets of mustic, and olive branches on the front. The back of the ribbon is black and contains the same silver text as the front. The back of the medallion has black text "In ...

Record Type: Object

Image of Badge, Military - 2017.053.35

Badge, Military - 2017.053.35

Marksmanship qualification badges belonging to US marine James R. Thornton. Marines must obtain a passing score at an annual weapons qualification event to recieve badges. Passing scores are expert (highest), sharpshooter, and marksman (lowest).

Record Type: Object

Image of Badge, Military - 2017.053.36

Badge, Military - 2017.053.36

Marksmanship badge belonging to US marine James Thornton, laurel wreath and maltese cross with bulleye and two hanging clasps, "MACHINE GUN" and "CARBINE," design signifies an expert score at an annual weapons qualification event, insignia originally used by the US army--was adopted in 1937 by the Marine Corps and replaced in 1958

Record Type: Object

Image of Badge, Military - 2017.053.37

Badge, Military - 2017.053.37

US Marine Corps basic badge belonging to James R. Thornton, silver, "U.S. MARINE CORPS" clasp from which hangs a laurel wreath with a centered bullseye and the Marine Corps insignia--eagle, globe, and anchor.

Record Type: Object

Image of Bag - 2011.014.292

Bag - 2011.014.292

A paper grocery bag with red text. The text on the bag says "At all times insist on Peerless Amber. The Beer of Good Cheer." "La Crosse Breweries, Inc. La Crosse, Wis. Phone No. 2" is in a red box at the bottom of the bag. On the right side there's an image of the Elfenbrau elf sitting on top of a Peerless Amber Beer bottle trying to pry it open. The bag is the same on either side, but one side is more faded than the other.

Record Type: Object

Image of Bag - 2011.014.293

Bag - 2011.014.293

A paper grocery bag with red text. The "Peerless Beer" label is in the center with ribbon-like lines encirlcing the text with a crown centered above it. Text above and below the label says "Good Taste. Thank you. La Crosse Breweries Inc La Crosse Wis." The bag is the same on both sides.

Record Type: Object

Image of Bag, Armament - 2006.051.01

Bag, Armament - 2006.051.01

Hand made leather bag for carrying ammunition. Attached powderhorn is undecorated and has a wooden plug in the wide end. That end is attached to strap with a nail head, the narrow end is tied onto the strap. Bag has flap with button hole, and metal button on bag. 1" wide buckle on strap has a cast lion's head on either end.

Record Type: Object

Image of Bag, Ditty - 1991.002.020

Bag, Ditty - 1991.002.020

World War II Red Cross ditty bag. The bag is made of green canvas and closes with a green drawstring. There is a cardboard circle in the bottom of the bag. The exterior bottom of the bag has "Mary Higbee" written in ink. The ditty bag would have been filled with personal items.

Record Type: Object

Image of Bag, Doctor's - 1982.044.11

Bag, Doctor's - 1982.044.11

WWI Red Cross medical bag for a medical kit, brown fabric, flat sheet with pockets that folds together. Top side of the bag has 4 gold colored metal holes and a tag with a red cross on a white background and words that read "La Crosse, Wis". Top side also has the words "Elmer G. W. Thiel" written across it. Middle section of the bag has a large pocket with a red cross sewn onto the front of it. Bottom section of the bag has two pockets. The outsid ...

Record Type: Object

Image of Bag, Doctor's - 1990.081.01

Bag, Doctor's - 1990.081.01

Medical Bag Containing Medicines and Equipment, which Belonged to Dr. John L. Callahan.

Record Type: Object

Image of Bag, Duffel - 2017.053.20

Bag, Duffel - 2017.053.20

World War II era duffel bag belonging to marine James R. Thornton, olive green color with metal rings at top of bag, "THORNTON J.R." stamped on outside.

Record Type: Object

Image of Bag, Money - 2017.fic.589

Bag, Money - 2017.fic.589

Brown canvas money bag with drawstrings at the top with a bead on each end. "Exchange State Bank Norht La Crosse, Wis."

Record Type: Object

Image of Bag, Newspaper Carrier's - 1989.036.11

Bag, Newspaper Carrier's - 1989.036.11

Canvas newspaper delivery bag, stenciled on the bag: "The La Crosse Tribune Leader Press"

Record Type: Object

Image of Bank, Toy - 1994.063.034

Bank, Toy - 1994.063.034

Cast iron bactrian camel still bank made by Hubley or A. C. Williams. Coin slot located at the top of camel on the saddle. The camel is gold with a brown and red saddle.

Record Type: Object

Image of Bank, Toy - 1994.063.035

Bank, Toy - 1994.063.035

Metal toy cash register. The outer parts are painted red and the inner part is painted gold fencing. The top plate is labled "cash" in gold. There is a metal rod on the inside.

Record Type: Object

Image of Barrel - 2011.014.043

Barrel - 2011.014.043

A John Gund Brewing Co. wooden 1/4 beer barrel. The wood is a medium red with brass hoops. There is a cork in the top. The top and bottom both say "John Gund BRG Co. La Crosse Wis."

Record Type: Object