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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

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

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Description: Each little world has its private Atlas
working his ethic in longhand
toward the stage set for the point of No Return

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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: 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

Historical Object

Wisconsin Thematic Panel 85-90

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Description: 200 years this tree grew here and so did I
We were raised here and brought up young ones

Historical Object

Wisconsin Thematic Panel 1-6

Date:  date unknown

Description: 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 fir...

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Description: We were promised, we were told
that candy came in stripes and boxes

But some was stacked,
like lost rewards, the chocolate-coated paradoxes

Historical Object

McCormick Agency Sign

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Tin sign used to identify a McCormick Harvesting Machine Company dealership or agency. Includes a portrait of Cyrus McCormick and illustrations of a "harve...

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Description: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying three photographs. Two of the photographs show campers and counselors working in resuscitation classes along the...

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Description: Cranberry growing has been and is one of the most profitable and picturesque branches of agriculture in Wisconsin. In the 1860's and 1870's, land previousl...

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Description: Exercise the body to work off the weight of mind,
of pushing uphill
a month-long night of doom.

A better foot is leavened
from the bottom o...

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

Historical Object

FDR Campaign Banner

Date: 1932 

Description: Campaign banner in support of Franklin Delano Roosevelt for President. The banner bears Roosevelt's image and the phrases "God Bless America" and "our next...

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Description: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Blue Album displaying several scenes from a canoe trip on the Lower Kaubashine Creek. Includes photographs of Joy Camps canoes on...

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Description: As though the tree inclined lacked discipline, pruned of its working part

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Description: We tend to forget that at the time of the destruction of the forests, an emergency situation existed. The need for lumber for the building up of the...

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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: 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

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