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

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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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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...

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Fargo Children

Date: 1900 

Description: An album page with four mounted photographs is decorated with hand painted pink flowers and foliage. In the photograph at top right, Louise Mears (Mrs. Fra...

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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: As a sporting proposition of gaiety infused with taxes
no modern culture could survive
without a touch of France

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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...

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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

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

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

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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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Wisconsin Thematic Panel 85-90

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

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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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Fargo Children at Play

Date: 1899 

Description: An album page decorated with a hand-painted stem of wild geranium flowers features four photographs of Stuart Fargo, age two years, and his sister Dorothy,...

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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: 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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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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Album Page with Cousins

Date: 1903 ca.

Description: An album page comprises five photographic prints and a watercolor painting of a shooting star (Dodecatheon) flower. The photograph at lower right was taken...

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