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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...

Date: 1984 ca.

Description: Three presidential political campaign bumper stickers for Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. The top bumper sticker is white with blue and red text and a...

Historical Object

Service building

Date: 1901 

Description: Souvenir playing card out of a full deck from the Pan-American Exposition. The Queen of Hearts displays a drawing of the "Service Building", a large castle...

Historical Object

FDR Campaign Banner

Date: 1932 

Description: Campaign banner in support of Franklin Delano Roosevelt for President. The banner bears Roosevelt's image and the phrases "God Bless America" and "our next...

Date: 1968 

Description: The blue, red and black bumper sticker for George Wallace reads: "Wallace in '68."

Date: 1984 ca.

Description: A presidential political campaign volunteer recruitment packet and handout papers for Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush in '84. One item within the packet...

Date: 1984 

Description: Framed assortment of political buttons for Ronald Reagan and running mate George H.W. Bush, and Walter Mondale and running mate Geraldine Ferraro (the firs...

Date: 1976 ca.

Description: Two presidential political campaign stickers for George McGovern. The sticker on the left is white with blue text and displays a smiley face and reads: "Vo...

Date: 1956 

Description: Framed assortment of buttons, and a few stamps, representing the presidential election between Dwight Eisenhower and Adlai Stevenson in 1956. A few of the...

Date: 1984 ca.

Description: Two blue and white presidential political campaign bumper stickers for Ronald Reagan. The top bumper sticker reads: "Start Building Vote Reagan." The botto...

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.

Historical Object

Houdini Award

Date: 1941 ca.

Description: The Houdini Award, an album, presented to Madison magician Ben Bergor by the Houdini Club of Wisconsin. Because Bergor won the award three years in success...

Date: 1964 

Description: Framed assortment of political campaign buttons for Lyndon B. Johnson and running mate Hubert Humphrey, and Barry Goldwater and running mate William E. Mil...

Historical Object

Beautiful Orient

Date: 1901 

Description: Souvenir playing card out of a full deck from the Pan-American Exposition. The Three of Hearts displays a drawing of the "Beautiful Orient." Two obelisks f...

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: 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...

Historical Object

Jim Taylor Bottle Cap

Date: 1964 

Description: Inside of Coke bottle cap with a head shot of Packers full back, #37 Jim Taylor.

Date: 1984 ca.

Description: Three presidential political campaign buttons for Ronald Reagan and George Bush. The top button reads: "Cubans for Reagan Bush '84." The middle button read...

Historical Object

Stuart's Valentine

Date: 1901 

Description: A commercially printed Valentine's Day card and two photographs are mounted on an album page decorated with hand-painted daisies. The card, labeled "The Fi...

Historical Object

Fargo Ancestors

Date: 1917 before

Description: An album page with mounted copies of six photographic portraits of three generations of the Fargo family. They include Robert Fargo (1766(?)-1849), his son...

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