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Description: Interior view of group near the Main Lodge fireplace, with Barbara Ellen Joy seated in a camp chair reading to a group of young campers. Numerous decorativ...

Historical Object

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...

Date: 1853 

Description: Case (opened to show front and back) for daguerreotype made to resemble a bound book. Mother-of-pearl decoration on front in the form of flowers, stems and...

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Description: Threatening note signed "K.K.K." (Ku Klux Klan) with rock and rag that was thrown through Daisy Bates' window in August 1957. The note reads "The next will...

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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: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying three photographs. In one photograph Barbara Ellen Joy, camp owner and co-director, cooks over a large grill are...

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Description: In the letter was the hope that you were well
For shorter hours
A newer coat
And Grace when there was any Grace to tell

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Description: Rockford, Ill.

J.H. Denison

Editorial room of the Milwaukee Journal

Probably the Black River at Black River Falls

Children taug...

Historical Object

Black Bisque Doll

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Description: A bisque doll of a woman with her face and hands painted black. She is wearing a red plaid dress with two aprons. The doll was made in Germany in 1890-1910...

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Description: An unhappy majority
some of whom voted for frivolous reasons
reflected the north/south split

In their nascent paranoia, they preached their vi...

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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

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Description: You don't have to pay if you can prove that the fun you had was clean

Historical Object

Antique Typewriter Keyboard

Date:  date unknown

Description: The keyboard of the first practical typewriter, developed by Christopher Latham Sholes of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and marketed in 1874.

Historical Object

Wisconsin Thematic Panel 91-96

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Description: The visionaries: slightly seeing as many improvements
as there are egos to reckon with

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Description: Every macho-mind knows exactly what
and where it is — up front, smoking
hot, born to circumstance, savage
watchman of the several thousand Rights

Historical Object

Joy Camps Logo

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: Joy Camps logo patch.

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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...

Date: 1889 ca.

Description: Seven yarn samples from St. Paul Knitting Works, dated between April 7, 1888 and February 21, 1889, affixed to a page in an Appleton Woolen Mills sample bo...

Historical Object

Frackelton/Ohr Pottery Bowl

Date:  date unknown

Description: This earthenware bowl, which was designed by Susan Frackelton and thrown by George Ohr, is squat and bulbous. It is red with mottled green glaze on the ext...

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