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Description: Let us be wrong in all our judgments

At that fine point We cannot quite believe
the steps between the superstitions
The feathers, the little e...

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Description: Height is might

The expansionists and the young
want up the elevation

An overview high, and especially away

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.

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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

Stuart Fargo

Date: 1902 ca.

Description: Hand-painted iris flowers decorate an album page featuring four photographs of Stuart Fargo. In the top two photographs, Stuart is "nearly 5." At left, he...

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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

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: Mosaic in the central lobby floor of the Wisconsin Historical Society. This is the printer's mark of one the earliest English printers, William Caxton. He...

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

Beautiful Orient

Date: 1901 

Description: Souvenir playing card out of a full deck from the Pan-American Exposition. The Three of Hearts displays a drawing of the "Beautiful Orient." Two obelisks f...

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

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,...

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...

Historical Object

Service building

Date: 1901 

Description: Souvenir playing card out of a full deck from the Pan-American Exposition. The Queen of Hearts displays a drawing of the "Service Building", a large castle...

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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

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: Mosaic in the north/central lobby floor of the Wisconsin Historical Society. This is the printer's mark for Jehan Frellon, a prominent printer in Lyons, Fr...

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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...

Historical Object

Fargo House

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: An album page decorated with a watercolor painting of blue flowers and green stems featuring four views of the Frank B. Fargo house on Mulberry Street. A c...

Historical Object

Paul Vanderbilt Pairing 134

Date:  date unknown

Description: We always know what day it is
Because it never fails. Sometime between the awful and the coffee
that stepson drives along the road
and all the dog...

Historical Object

Wisconsin Thematic Panel 85-90

Date:  

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

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