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Historical Object

Air Mail Begins

Date: 1927-11-22 

Description: Souvenir envelope mailed by John A. Lester on the flight that inaugurated air mail service between Madison and Minneapolis in 1927. Madison's first incomin...

Date: 1931 

Description: Front side of a coin made for International Harvester to celebrate the "Reaper Centennial." The event commemorated the one hundred year anniversary of the...

Date: 1931 

Description: Back side of a coin made for International Harvester to celebrate the "Reaper Centennial." The event commemorated the one hundred year anniversary of the t...

Date: 1975 ca.

Description: International Harvester light duty models (100-500) cabs and bodies color chart. Contains paint chips for the main exterior body color and matches this wi...

Historical Object

McCarthy Match Book Cover

Date: 1951 ca.

Description: Match book cover distributed by the Superior Match Company of Chicago. The front cover says, "I like McCarthy and his Methods. I am with Joe McCarthy in...

Historical Object

FDR Campaign Pin

Date: 1936 

Description: Campaign button for Franklin Delano Roosevelt, with Roosevelt's image at the center and the phrase "Carry on with Roosevelt" around the outer edge.

Historical Object

Willie Davis Bottle Cap

Date: 1964 

Description: Inside of Coke bottle cap with a head shot of NFL All Star defensive end, #87, Willie Davis.

Date: 1975 ca.

Description: International Harvester Scout cabs and bodies color chart. Contains paint chips for the main exterior body color and matches this with the interior color s...

Date: 1944 

Description: Holiday card made out of wallpaper. Ivy and berries frame the message which reads: "With a paper shortage at Christmastime, Sort of makes one cross and sur...

Historical Object

Ron Kramer Bottle Cap

Date: 1964 

Description: Inside of Coke bottle cap with a head shot of NFL All Star offensive end Ron Kramer, #88.

Date: 1948 ca.

Description: Passenger ticket and baggage check for Northwest Orient Airlines, illustrating their newly initiated around-the-globe routes to the Far East. This ticket w...

Historical Object

Monster Knife

Date: 1990 ca.

Description: A woman holds the monster knife and its sheath. Giant knife presented to John Fox Potter by Missouri Republicans after Potter's threatened duel with a Virg...

Historical Object

50 Years — Green Bay Packers

Date: 1971 

Description: Pin celebrating 50 years of Green Bay Packers football. There is a picture of a Packer helmet on the pin.

Historical Object

MacArthur for President Tag

Date: 1948 ca.

Description: Small button tag on a string promoting "Republican, General Douglas MacArthur for President."

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Ocean View Brand Reused Label

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: Emergency label for Ocean View Early June Peas printed over an unused wax beans label. The label shows a bowl of cut wax beans on one side and a view of th...

Date: 1907 ca.

Description: Autochrome Lumiere plate box cover that originally contained four plates (plaques).

Historical Object

Girl's Cotton Dress

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Ivory check-woven cotton; machine-sewn; slightly dropped waistline; straight, unfitted bodice; knee-length skirt, gathered into waistline; full puffed slee...

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: Badge for the Wisconsin Beekeepers Association 58th Annual Convention at the Hotel Retlaw in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. October 29, 30, 1936. Courtesy of Ruep...

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: Badge for the International Beekeeping Conference, including The American Honey Producers League, The American Honey Institute, Southern Beekeeping States...

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...

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