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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...

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: To some who want to leave
it would be dull
But to us who want to stay
the moment is surprising:
never lax
only turning out of nowhere lastin...

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

The Airship

Date: 1901 

Description: Souvenir playing card out of a full deck from the Pan-American Exposition. The Seven of Spades displays a drawing of "The Airship." A round building with a...

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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...

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

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

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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

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: 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: 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...

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: Mosaic in the central lobby floor of the Wisconsin Historical Society, near the statue "Forward." This is the printer's mark of the Riverside Press. It was...

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...

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: First one light is the truth and then another
but always it is shining on some counterpart

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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

Wisconsin Thematic Panel 7-11

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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

Wisconsin Building

Date: 1901 

Description: Souvenir playing card out of a full deck from the Pan-American Exposition. The Jack of Hearts displays a drawing of the "Wisconsin Building", a square buil...

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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

Historical Object

Wisconsin Thematic Panel 19-32

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

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