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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 measure of solitude fades in the ripples
and there are more prizes than there are fish

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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

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

Boy's Blue Dress

Date:  

Description: Front view of a boy's dress made of blue and off-white windowpane check cotton with off-white batiste trim. The dress was made 1900-1910.

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Description: A fire is not a place, but a containment
to keep burning.

A reassembly of inner flames around the patriarch,
A school and script for golden we...

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

Historical Object

Paris Exposition Fan

Date: 1878 

Description: A handheld fan made of wood and cloth. This fan depicts the event it was made to commemorate — the 1878 Exposition Universelle held in Paris, France. The f...

Historical Object

Copper Bird Object

Date:  date unknown

Description: A bird-shaped object made of copper.

Historical Object

Wisconsin Thematic Panel 70-78

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Description: If everything stopped dead — watches, tickers, hands — on every island something new would bloom
and another age begin

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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...

Historical Object

Boy's Shoes

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Description: Boy's black leather shoes with double straps. They were made in 1884-1885.

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Description: Our side of the fence is all dovetail — where they
winked and upset the story-book, that's
over on your side

Huge log attracts a loyal fan clu...

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Description: Face up to the oncoming interest due
when it's blushing right there as a shadow
and the fact is a whistle away

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Description: If we could look forward? If they could have looked forward?
at what kind of life
along what kind of dotted lines?

At the top of the stairs, t...

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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: Something less than the half of everything
is the better, the partner, the woman waiting

What counselor, over his shoulder, can count the ways

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Description: White horses, white fences that money can't buy

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

Historical Object

Wisconsin Thematic Panel 55-61

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Description: Way back in the soft center of hard times
did not their resistance to change in the sentiment
make some sense

What could take the place of the...

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