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McCormick Woodcut

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

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

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McCormick Electrotype

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Description: Electrotype created for the letterpress print of McCormick's Harvester and Self Binder. A woodcut was created first, the electrotype next, then the letterp...

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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: In God we Trust assorted needs

The complex amplitudes and waste
are never balanced, only tasted

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Description: Dearest Daughter,

The year is flown.

We can't compete and we stand alone

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

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Description: New land cut out by real imaginary lines
based in older spirit courses
lay and bedrock, flight of birds and pointed feet

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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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If you will tell me, then, the things that you have read
I shall not have heard of them
but I will read them for your sake

There is a meetin...

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Description: The log who was made King of Logs is here entombed
eight round, ten long

For his design, the strengthened forest
capriciously outgrew them all,...

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Description: Lightning cleared the air, that we could see
just how deep the rootland lay
Far below the wished for, but not beyond the Will

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Description: Although they remembered everything that could not be tolerated,
their better natures,
surfacing through waves of church-worn care,
prevailed over...

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Description: I'll show you all the imported graces
and you shall see New Fontainebleau

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Description: That time of year.

Let's go watch the big wheels

The Saint, the King of Breakup with his Fool, parade the tarot Jack of Dice,
their drummers troopin...

Historical Object

Wisconsin Thematic Panel 12-18

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She didn't quite make clear what we were going to find when we got here
on the outer edge of worry
It wasn't Chinamen and it wasn't wild rice
A...

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Wisconsin Thematic Panel 1-6

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We've at least been able to conserve something if it's only the idea of conserving for conservation's sake
But the community interests ought to come...

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There used to be a quiet. It wasn't deafness, it was roses

But they don't make it any more
They think it was a toy

Historical Object

Wisconsin Thematic Panel 70-78

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

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Description: If we could look forward? If they could have looked forward?
at what kind of life
along what kind of dotted lines?

At the top of the stairs, turn s...

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