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Title: Wisconsin Decorative Arts
Url: http://content.wisconsinhistory.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/wda
Publisher: University of Wisconsin--Madison
Description: Finns, Germans, Italians, and countless other groups have contributed mightily to the decorative arts traditions within the Badger State, and this lovely online database pays homage to those works, while also offering scholars and others access to this important collection. Inspired by the fieldwork undertaken by the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts in the 1970s and 1980s, this project brings together decorative arts objects made or used in 19th and early 20th century Wisconsin. The objects were culled from institutions across the state, and currently the database contains well over 600 items. There's quite a range of items here, including an altar cloth with crocheted lace, a collage of memorabilia from a wedding in Peshtigo, and a dining suite manufactured by the Northern Furniture Company in Sheboygan. Students of material culture will welcome this site with open arms, and lovers of Wisconsin history will no doubt do the same.
LC Classification: Fine arts -- Decorative arts -- Decorative arts. Applied arts. Decoration and ornament -- Arts and crafts movement -- History
Fine arts -- Decorative arts -- Decorative arts. Applied arts. Decoration and ornament -- Arts and crafts movement -- History -- United States
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Anthropology -- Ethnology. Social and cultural anthropology -- Cultural traits, customs, and institutions -- Technology. Material culture
GEM Subject: Social studies -- United States history
Social studies -- History
Arts -- Informal education
Social studies -- Anthropology
Date Issued: 2008
Resource Type: Collection (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
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Science Materials
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
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Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Source Type: Internet Scout
Source: Scout Archives
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