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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.

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Antique Typewriter Keyboard

Date:  date unknown

Description: The keyboard of the first practical typewriter, developed by Christopher Latham Sholes of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and marketed in 1874.

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Description: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Blue Album displaying three photographs from the Lake Katherine trip. Includes campers grouped around a campsite, some sitting in...

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Description: Framed assortment of buttons and pins representing the presidential campaigns of William McKinley versus William Bryan (1896-1900), Theodore Roosevelt vers...

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Description: One oval red, white, and blue bumper sticker for Richard Nixon and running mate Henry Cabot Lodge, created for members of the "National Nixon-Lodge Club.

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Description: An event ticket to attend an "Address to the People of Milwaukee" from President Clinton and Chancellor Kohl. It reads: "Special Guest, Admit Two, Pere Mar...

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Description: Height is might

The expansionists and the young
want up the elevation

An overview high, and especially away

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Description: A presidential political campaign paper visor with images of buttons for Dwight D. Eisenhower. The buttons read: "Let's Back Ike," Ike in '56," and "I Like...

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Album Page with Valentine

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: An album page featuring a die cut, chromolithograph Valentine's Day card in the shape of an arrow. The greeting "To My Sweetheart" is printed on the card,...

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Description: In the letter was the hope that you were well
For shorter hours
A newer coat
And Grace when there was any Grace to tell

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Description: First-rate minds to write books, guide the young and lead the nation
but the target runs close to the ground

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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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Caroline A. Alllcott Stone

Date: 1834 before

Description: Aperture type hollow-cut silhouette of Caroline A. Allcott Stone, sister-in-law of Dr. Increase A. Lapham. Subject faces right (proper left), and wears her...

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Description: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Blue Album displaying photograph and object. The outdoor portrait is of Sue Ann Hackett in her first-prize Daniel Boone costume,...

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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: 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...

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Description: One bumper sticker with a blue and red background and white text which reads: "Women for Nixon."

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Description: An event flyer for an appearance of Governor Bill Clinton and Senator Al Gore at the State Capitol Steps in Madison, Wisconsin. It features a photograph of...

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Description: Dearest Daughter,

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

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Description: A presidential political campaign paper racoon hat for Estes Kefauver. It features two bands that become a headband, racoon tail, and a top that attaches t...

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