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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...

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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...

Date: 1901-08 

Description: A photograph of Louise Mears Fargo and her children is mounted on an album page decorated with a hand-painted wild rose. In the photograph, Louise, wearing...

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The Fargo Children

Date: 1901 ca.

Description: Five photographs are mounted on an album page which is decorated with a painting of a honeysuckle sprig. In the photograph at top left, Frank, age three, S...

Date: 1968 

Description: Framed assortment of political campaign buttons for Richard Nixon and running mate Spiro Agnew, and Hubert Humphrey and running mate Edmund Muskie. Several...

Date: 1972 

Description: Framed assortment of political campaign buttons for Richard Nixon and running mate Spiro Agnew, and George McGovern and running mate Sargent Shriver. The c...

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Army Nurse Identification Card

Date: 1945-09-24 

Description: The identification card of Signe S. (Skott) Cooper, 1st Lt., ANC. (First Lieutenant, Army Nurse Corps.) The card was issued SEP 25 1945. Her photograph is...

Date: 1992-11-02 

Description: The cover of a November 1992 edition of "The New Yorker" magazine. On the left side, down the spine, are jack-o-lanterns, bats, and ghosts with a torn loo...

Date: 1904-09-08 

Description: Menu for 10 p.m., imprinted on pink silk lace-trimmed pants with a green ribbon waistband: Extra Dry Pommery and Greno, Lobsters, Crabs, Bananas, Nuts.

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: 1964 

Description: A card with the title: "Presidential Campaign Buttons-1964 Goldwater-Miller. Includes 26 buttons, all with the same portraits of Goldwater-Miller, along wi...

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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

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...

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Aviation Place Card

Date: 1931 ca.

Description: Art Deco-style place card with an aviation theme used for a women's luncheon at the Madison College Club.

Date: 1976 

Description: Framed assortment of campaign buttons for Jimmy Carter and running mate Walter Mondale, and Gerald Ford and running mate Bob Dole. Most are simple round bu...

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Stuart at Age Three

Date: 1900 

Description: Four trimmed studio portraits of Stuart Fargo are mounted on an album page decorated with a watercolor painting of three pansy flowers. The photographs at...

Date: 1992 

Description: One presidential political campaign button for Bill Clinton. It has a blue background with a black and white portrait of President Harry S. Truman holding...

Historical Object

Fargo Children

Date: 1900 

Description: An album page with four mounted photographs is decorated with hand painted pink flowers and foliage. In the photograph at top right, Louise Mears (Mrs. Fra...

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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.

Date: 1964 ca.

Description: The poster includes a head and shoulders portrait of Goldwater, and reads, in part: "Goldwater Victory Rally, Rally Chairman Richard M. Nixon," "Madison Sq...

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