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Historical Object

Beaded Mocassins

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: View from the heel of a pair of dark brown leather moccasins beaded in yellow, pink, green and white floral and plant designs. The moccasins were created a...

Historical Object

Album Page with Valentine

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: An album page featuring a die cut, chromolithograph Valentine's Day card in the shape of an arrow. The greeting "To My Sweetheart" is printed on the card,...

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Description: To some who want to leave
it would be dull
But to us who want to stay
the moment is surprising:
never lax
only turning out of nowhere lastin...

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Description: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying four photographs. These images capture various scenes from a pageant staged outdoors, with a lake and distant sh...

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Description: Rooms remembered for what they led to
What they shut out and how they silent sang

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Description: Bumper sticker with black text on a yellow background that reads: "Buck Nixon, send your buck to McGovern." Includes a caricature of Nixon with a caption t...

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Description: You who were spared I talked with night but last
about the velvet years
I remember from the window
The one that is blown is the one gone wild

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Description: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying four photographs of younger campers. In one photograph campers are standing on a dock near two boats. In two pho...

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Description: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Scrapbook displaying three photographs from the Pioneer Party at Joy Camps. Campers are in outdoor settings dressed in costumes....

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Description: The bumper sticker has green text on a white background, and is for Jimmy Carter and Michael Howlett. It reads: "Carter Howlett." Supposedly promoting Jimm...

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Description: Patience we learned and requiem
to rest the tense who die
For we forgot the brazen earth
in courtship of the sky

Historical Object

DDT, Compound of Extinction

Date:  date unknown

Description: Bumper sticker promoting the banning of DDT.

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Description: Folded booklet with a head shot of Spiro Agnew, Vice President of the United States. The inside is printed with Spiro Theodore Agnew's personal and profess...

Historical Object

Elizabeth Fisher Sampler

Date: 1820-04-24 

Description: Embroidered sampler bearing the stitched signature, "El Fisher April 24 1820." Elizabeth Fisher was the half-sister of Jane Fisher Rolette Dousman.

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Description: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Blue Album displaying several photographs. Includes counselor Miss Tubie, and several of Sue Ann Hackett's friends, all posed in...

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Description: His mind wandered without rescue

The man is innocent.

and had to be brought home to the corner
and stapled to the ground

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Stuart Fargo

Date: 1902 ca.

Description: Hand-painted iris flowers decorate an album page featuring four photographs of Stuart Fargo. In the top two photographs, Stuart is "nearly 5." At left, he...

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Description: One bumper sticker with a blue and red background and white text which reads: "Women for Nixon."

Date: 1920-11-25 

Description: Menu for a banquet given by the President of Panama for President-Elect Warren G. Harding in Panama. Printed on a length of fringed silk with a blue twiste...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Waukesha Lithia Spring Company Trade Card. Inside of the card has a description of the spring and the health benefits of drinking spring water.

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