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Paul Vanderbilt Pairing 45

Date:  date unknown

Description: The house was smaller than its legendary fill of righteousness
The author knelt before the scratched and wintered argument
to learn that Grace, in an...

Historical Object

Paul Vanderbilt Pairing 67

Date:  date unknown

Description: On the map it shows the turkey buzzards circling overhead
to tell us who we are and what the odds.
Don't count;
a promise is no more than just a s...

Historical Object

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.

Historical Object

Paul Vanderbilt Pairing 72

Date:  date unknown

Description: Old skin is yet alive to whispered lashings,
the quick-step dried and gone to the bone.
Embrace the wall and face away from trouble
in the winter...

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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...

Historical Object

Paul Vanderbilt Pairing 102

Date:  date unknown

Description: He was taught restraint and patriotic fiction,
letting automation by
to wipe the chimneys clean of issues
and make horizons in the sky

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

Historical Object

Ron Kramer Bottle Cap

Date: 1964 

Description: Inside of Coke bottle cap with a head shot of NFL All Star offensive end Ron Kramer, #88.

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Description: The boss says —
The center is —

Good workmen then served two masters
One a man, the other a craft

A fine-edged tool biting life-long in...

Date: 1885-07-23 

Description: Mourning Badge with the image of Ulysses S. Grant.

Historical Object

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

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Description: Everybody was wonderful

Stars kept rising, pink and gold
Trailing threads of breathless music
barely out of reach
Hand to hand around the n...

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Description: Native buildings, hardly noticed in the tapestry,
long as a house of indeterminates
full of ladders unexplained

Historical Object

Scene on Thermoplastic Case

Date:  date unknown

Description: Scene on thermoplastic case.

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Description: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying three photographs. In one a man poses in a white military uniform holding his hat, with a lake and distant shore...

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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

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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...

Historical Object

McCormick Electrotype

Date:  date unknown

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...

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

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