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Description: Everybody who lived should get a gold watch
for endurance
and a chain for hanging

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Description: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Blue Album displaying several scenes from the interior of Cabin I. Includes photographs of girls on bunk beds, storage areas next...

Historical Object

Paul Vanderbilt Pairing 63

Date:  date unknown

Description: You came to know that book by its covered distance,
well remembered by the measure
of the trudging barefoot mile

Date:  

Description: The buildup of Answers took many years

On Saturday the band was stilled
and Monday morning they tore it down
leaving front and back of another...

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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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Description: Always looking at the vacancy in that great sea of people

All there ever was was a greeting card
and that one a mirage

Historical Object

The Fargo Children

Date: 1901 ca.

Description: Five photographs are mounted on an album page which is decorated with a painting of a honeysuckle sprig. In the photograph at top left, Frank, age three, S...

Historical Object

Wisconsin Thematic Panel 7-11

Date:  

Description: I had to know the point to which the path was tracked
and when the definition would cease to be my own

Historical Object

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: "I am the man with measuring pole on my shoulder. At the age of 21 years I was sawing log in the woods. Since then I have seen the old time way go and the...

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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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: Everybody was wonderful

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

Historical Object

Album Page with Violets

Date: 1901 ca.

Description: An album page decorated with hand-painted yellow violets features interior and exterior photographic views of the Frank B. Fargo house. At top left, a phot...

Historical Object

Wisconsin Thematic Panel 12-18

Date:  

Description: 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 ha...

Date:  

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

Historical Object

Paul Vanderbilt Pairing 144

Date:  date unknown

Description: A house laced straight into the wiry sore of righteousness,
squared off and lonely,
tingling at the sound of ice,
the libertine who drowned.

Date:  

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

Historical Object

Paul Vanderbilt Pairing 42

Date:  date unknown

Description: That morning is adrift in passing;
it cannot last the day.
Those years are anchored to each other;
there is no other way.

Historical Object

Wisconsin Thematic Panel 19-32

Date:  

Description: Unkind to speak of the ancestral vocabulary as dream-talk,
unkind to wake the dreamer

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