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Description: The fife and drum are not so innocent
the vulture's eye is on the dance

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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: First-rate minds to write books, guide the young and lead the nation
but the target runs close to the ground

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...

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...

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Description: Height is might

The expansionists and the young
want up the elevation

An overview high, and especially away

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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...

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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: A man in motion moves upon good reason.

To create disorder
he must stop and settle down.

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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

Historical Object

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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Description: When we built our house
we couldn't afford it, but we built everything the best
It's our fortune, and I am so very thankful

A rock
An ark...

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: Some towering hand-made genius had fighting words to sell

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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

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

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: 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

Wisconsin Thematic Panel 79-84

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Description: A working lifetime minted these good coins – every day
devoted to circulating them through the same routine streets
wore them thin into retirement

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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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