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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: A portrait of President George H.W. Bush and Vice President Dan Quayle.

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Description: Even the slow, dry, hungry engines,
digging
what would be the best of times,
cannot help but leave behind them
a restlessness unchanging as bef...

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Description: Well-scrubbed proprieties, in no danger
except the possible over-minding of their own manners
or being out-voted by Activists

Historical Object

Album Page with Pussy Willows

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: Two photographs featuring Louise Mears (Mrs. Frank B.) Fargo holding her son Stuart are mounted on an album page decorated with hand-painted pussy willow t...

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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, t...

Historical Object

Unidentified Woman

Date: 1852-03-08 after

Description: Two identical ninth plate ambrotypes of an unidentified woman, set into a Mascher's Improved Stereoscope viewing case, patented March 8th, 1852. She wears...

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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: Sunday was the day when, to a stranger,
almost nothing happened. But to us
it was the best day of all

Historical Object

Paul Vanderbilt Pairing 132

Date:  date unknown

Description: The parson came. He said it well:
Enough is all we want, to hold and sleep on,
not the sky.
A little harvest of the sorrows
between the sentenc...

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Description: Against the prescience of disaster is the safety of even numbers

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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

Historical Object

The Fargo Children at Play

Date: 1908 ca.

Description: Five photographs mounted on an album page showing the Fargo children at play. At top left, in a posed studio portrait, Dorothy Fargo, sitting at left, "tea...

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

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Description: Interior view of group near the Main Lodge fireplace, with Barbara Ellen Joy seated in a camp chair reading to a group of young campers. Numerous decorativ...

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Description: 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 meeting...

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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: Face up to the oncoming interest due
when it's blushing right there as a shadow
and the fact is a whistle away

Date:  date unknown

Description: The style of reachings, temporal or spiritual, for transformation of the earth

The chapel of Rockford Female Seminary, later Rockford College, 1889-...

Historical Object

Fargo Family

Date: 1900-07 

Description: A decorated album page features two photographs of members of the Fargo family posing near the ornate porch of their home. In the photograph on the left, F...

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