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Burt's Solar Compass

Date:  date unknown

Description: A brass solar compass, invented by William Austin Burt and built by William J. Young. It was used to survey lands in Wisconsin and surrounding areas during...

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Description: Two sides of a political campaign fake dollar bill about George McGovern. One side is printed in green, with "1000%" in all four corners, a geometric borde...

Date: 1972 ca.

Description: Three bumper stickers for George McGovern and running mate Robert Shriver. The top bumper sticker is blue and white, and the middle bumper sticker is white...

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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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Joy Camps Beaver Point Trip

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Description: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Scrapbook displaying several camp photographs. Includes the "Riding Committee meeting" (including the Dalmatian "Lindy"), campers...

Date: 1972 ca.

Description: Graphite pencil with red and blue text on white reading: "McGovern '72'."

Date: 2000 

Description: Framed assortment of political campaign buttons for George W. Bush and running mate Dick Cheney, and Al Gore and running mate Joe Lieberman. Three of the b...

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Description: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Scrapbook displaying several photographs of Joy Camps activities. Includesa young camper with a hatchet and piece of wood; two ca...

Date: 1964 ca.

Description: Five items in an assortment of political campaign ephemera for Barry Goldwater. Includes a reflector with white text on a red reflective background that re...

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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...

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Description: Inside of a brochure, with Bob Dole's view on issues facing the United States in the 1990s. Features a number of black and white portraits of Bob Dole with...

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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...

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Joy Camps Chevrons and Logo

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Blue Album, displaying chevrons earned at camp, and the Joy Camps logo. Three different chevrons are included, a single, a double...

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...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A collage of a color comics cut-out of a photographer with a fantastic "Rube Goldberg" type camera with innumerable gadgets attached. The photographer's fa...

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Description: Presidential political campaign ephemera for Ronald Reagan. This handcut heart-shaped political sign is red, white, and blue with a black and white headsho...

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Goldwater Freedom Dollar Coin

Date: 1964 

Description: Coin depicting Barry Goldwater's head in profile surrounded by a laurel wreath, and the words: "Barry Morris Goldwater, Mr. Conservative, Born January 1, 1...

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McCormick Woodcut

Date:  date unknown

Description: Original woodcut created for the letterpress print of McCormick's Harvester and Self Binder. It has three sections and is connected using wood splines. An...

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Description: Two portraits of George H.W. Bush. One caption on the reverse reads: "Grandfather explains a few things about life to his granddaughter in a meeting at the...

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Description: Three bumper stickers supporting Richard Nixon, from non-republican parties. The top bumper sticker is black with orange text and reads: "I'm a Democrat fo...

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