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Date:  

Description: Bring back somehow the big Hello
Prolong the noisiest day
The clapping hands are stilled too soon
And much too far away

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Description: Dearest Daughter,

The year is flown.
We can't compete and we stand alone

Date:  date unknown

Description: The style of reachings, temporal or spiritual, for transformation of the earth

The chapel of Rockford Female Seminary, later Rockford College, 1889-...

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Description: Everybody who lived should get a gold watch
for endurance
and a chain for hanging

Historical Object

Paul Vanderbilt Pairing 132

Date:  date unknown

Description: The parson came. He said it well:
Enough is all we want, to hold and sleep on,
not the sky.
A little harvest of the sorrows
between the sentenc...

Date:  

Description: No one will tell

No one would dare to put in print
the Secret Knowledge.

That word of mouth is frozen deep
and all Report is still

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Description: Far out

The last report on peace to reach us here
was neither a promise nor easy Faith

but the hardest of all, the waiting for never
an...

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Description: The bargain was that the driven wedge
would never be withdrawn

Historical Object

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...

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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

Date:  

Description: De Pere, Wis.

The sound has never left the harp
The song will never leave the well

Historical Object

Album Page

Date: 1917 before

Description: An album page, decorated with hand-painted sweet pea flowers, includes six mounted photographic prints. Enoch B. Fargo (1821-1892), is at top left, and his...

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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

Date:  

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: An unhappy majority
some of whom voted for frivolous reasons
reflected the north/south split

In their nascent paranoia, they preached their vi...

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Description: In the afternoon, nothing
Overnight, unseen

In the morning, a wooden horse with strangers
sending telegrams for more

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Description: When we built our house
we couldn't afford it, but we built everything the best
It's our fortune, and I am so very thankful

A rock
An ark...

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Description: It's a day for celebration, just to be so cheering glad and everyone to know

Historical Object

Wisconsin Thematic Panel 79-84

Date:  

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

Fargo Children at Play

Date: 1903 

Description: A hand-painted nasturtium bud and leaf decorate an album page with five photographs of the children of Frank and Louise Mears Fargo. At top left, Frank Jr....

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