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Historical Object

Beaver Top Hat

Date:  date unknown

Description: Overhead view of a top hat made from beaver felt, worn by Green Bay resident Morgan L. Martin.

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

Historical Object

Beaver Top Hat Edge

Date:  date unknown

Description: The frayed edge of a top hat made from beaver felt, worn by Green Bay resident Morgan L. Martin.

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Description: "I am the man with measuring pole on my shoulder. At the age of 21 years I was sawing log in the woods. Since then I have seen the old time way go and the...

Historical Object

Girl's Homespun Cotton Dress

Date: 1862 

Description: View of a long-sleeve, brown and white checked dress worn by Cora Cundiff.

Historical Object

Wisconsin Thematic Panel 19-32

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Description: Unkind to speak of the ancestral vocabulary as dream-talk,
unkind to wake the dreamer

Historical Object

Wisconsin Thematic Panel 70-78

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Description: If everything stopped dead — watches, tickers, hands — on every island something new would bloom
and another age begin

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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: 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...

Historical Object

Beaver Felt Top Hat

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of the inside of a top hat made from beaver felt, worn by Green Bay resident Morgan L. Martin. The maker's label reads: "Orel Cook, Rutland, Vt."

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Description: For any master line drawn fine enough or spoken well
let us call all professionals to wear the laurel
and deck the Halls of Fame

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Description: Put aside anything so futile

All that fermented time
spent and blackened, much obscured,
is now restored with cheese and wine

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Description: The first time out of doors in shirtsleeves is a moment of kindlier feeling,
of stern and lonely reservations gladly set aside.

With the passing...

Historical Object

Wisconsin Thematic Panel 79-84

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Description: A working lifetime minted these good coins – every day
devoted to circulating them through the same routine streets
wore them thin into retirement

Historical Object

Girl's White Leather Gloves

Date: 1845 after

Description: These girl's gloves are made of off-white kid leather. They are completely hand-stitched in beige thread, top stitched around the fingers and thumb, with t...

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Description: Always looking at the vacancy in that great sea of people

All there ever was was a greeting card
and that one a mirage

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Description: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying three photographs. In one photograph Barbara Ellen Joy, camp owner and co-director, cooks over a large grill are...

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Description: The disconnection sways,
rings out the moving targets racing with the mind in mathematic sound
that vanish in the distance and then appear again
a...

Historical Object

Boy's Shoes

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Description: Boy's black leather shoes with double straps. They were made in 1884-1885.

Historical Object

Pink Baby Shoes

Date: 2010-07-27 

Description: A pair of bright pink, leather baby shoes with pale pink ribbons, made in 1851.

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