• Portrait of Michael Funk

    O'Brien, George

    Oil portrait on canvas of Michael Funk (1831-1922) by George O'Brien. Funk was one of the thousands of German immigrants who came to La Crosse during the nineteenth century. Funk owned and ran the La…

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  • Handmade crazy quilt, 1905

    Benton, Mary D. J

    Silk and velvet crazy quilt with a red cotton backing. Top has a large central block surrounded by smaller crazy blocks. Includes three commemorative ribbons, including one for the Old Settler Associa…

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  • Military coveralls, 1940-1945

    World War II-era olive drab coveralls or work pants made of cotton twill, lined with wool. Front zipper and zipper under right arm for access to pockets. Tie closures at bottom of leg.

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  • Portrait of Johanna Heileman

    Charcoal portrait of Johanna Heileman (1831-1917). Gottlieb Heilemann owned a prosperous brewery in La Crosse and following the death of her husband in 1878, Johanna ran the business until 1881. As we…

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  • Easter service bulletin and letter, 1945

    Brekke, Kermit E

    Easter service bulletin. "Allied Protestant Sunrise Easter Service in front of the 17th General Hospital. Sunrise: 0558 hours- 1 April 1945". The back of the bulletin has a handwritten message from Ke…

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  • Portrait of Anna Funk

    O'Brien, George

    Oil portrait on canvas of Anna Funk (1846-1929) by George O'Brien. Funk was the wife of Michael Funk and a German immigrant. She was the mother of eleven children, with 19 grandchildren and 2 great-gr…

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  • Portrait of Thomas Stoddard

    Oil portrait on canvas of Thomas Stoddard (1800-1876). Stoddard was a Yale-educated lawyer from an influential East Coast family. He gained celebrity status for living with the Seneca as a friend of t…

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  • Handmade quilt in "sunbonnet baby" pattern

    Hand appliqued quilt made of unwashed cotton. Each block depicts a different version of a child, or "Sunbonnet Baby," set in sashing. Includes shirtings and checks.

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  • Portrait of Nymphus B. Holway

    Oil portrait on canvas of Nymphus Blackwell Holway (1824-1892). Arriving in La Crosse in 1854 to get in on the ground floor of the money-making lumber business, Holway owned a successful lumber mill i…

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  • Portrait of Charles Green Hanscome

    Oil portrait on canvas of Charles Green Hanscome (1824-1864). Hanscome was one of La Crosse's early settlers, coming in 1853, he was a lawyer.

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  • Portrait of Nannie Colwell

    Oil portrait on canvas of Nannie Colwell (1859-1952). Nannie was the daughter of Nannie Colwell (Dorset) and Wilson Colwell. Wilson Colwell was a banker and investor in La Crosse. At the beginning of…

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  • Souvenir scarf from Italy, 1940-1945

    A 15 in. x 17 in. souvenir scarf with a purple border and blue stitching around the edges. The scarf features a map of Italy and surrounding islands with embroidered labels of large cities. Also embro…

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  • Souvenir "Sweetheart" scarf from Italy, 1940-1945

    A souvenir scarf of blue and brown fabric with lace boarder. The words "Souvenir Italy" and "To my Sweetheart" are embroidered with multicolored stitching. Also embroidered are two birds with a string…

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  • Portrait of Captain Wilson Colwell

    Portrait of Captain Wilson Colwell (1827-1862). This appears to be a chalk drawing on top of a photograph. Colwell was a banker and investor in La Crosse. At the beginning of the Civil War he was the…

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  • World War II "Son in Service" pin, 1940-1945

    A "Son in Service" pin, issued during World War II. Silver eagle embossed with "U. S." above a red circle embossed with the words "Son In Service", and a blue star in the middle set in a smaller white…

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  • Portrait of Timothy Burns

    Charcoal portrait of Timothy Burns (1820-1853). Sometimes called the second founder of La Crosse, Burns carried on where Nathan Myrick left off. He was the leader of the first town board, and was inst…

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  • World War II military field jacket, 1940-1945

    Field coat from World War II. Heavy cotton fabric, lined, olive drab. Long sleeves, cuffs have gussets. Four pockets (two hip, two chest), five brown plastic buttons with a drawstring waist.

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  • World War II military duffle bag, 1940-1945

    Large duffle bag made of olive drab canvas. Has shoulder strap and handle. Stencil in black reads "Kermit E Brekke 36274489" on one side and "22026-M U.S." underneath handle. Three grommets around the…

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  • Portrait of John Ulrich

    Baer, A

    Charcoal portrait of John Ulrich (1828-1894) by A. Baer. Ulrich was born in Switzerland and came to La Crosse in 1856. He was the editor and owner of La Crosse's German-language newspaper Nordstern. U…

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  • World War II military field coat, 1940-1945

    Heavy army outer fatigue coat from WWII. Heavy cotton fabric, body lined with sheep fleece, arms are lined with a woven wool fabric. Long sleeves, stand-up collar for warmth. Hand-warmer pockets and t…

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