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Description: A scabbard and officer's militia sword that once belonged to Major John Rountree (a founder of Platteville) during the Black Hawk War in the summer of 1832...
Description: The house was smaller than its legendary fill of righteousnessThe author knelt before the scratched and wintered argumentto learn that Grace, in an...
Description: Old skin is yet alive to whispered lashings,the quick-step dried and gone to the bone.Embrace the wall and face away from troublein the winter...
Description: Rooms remembered for what they led toWhat they shut out and how they silent sang
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...
Description: Four trimmed studio portraits of Stuart Fargo are mounted on an album page decorated with a watercolor painting of three pansy flowers. The photographs at...
Description: I'll show you all the imported gracesand you shall see New Fontainebleau
Description: Dairyland rat poison container, made for the Wisconsin Pharmacal Company in Milwaukee. It was a warfarin-based poison.
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...
Date: 1811 ca.
Description: A pair of off-white, kid leather women's shoes with shirred ribbon decoration on the top. They were most likely worn by Sylvia (Putnam) Hamilton (donor Gra...
Description: You who were spared I talked with night but lastabout the velvet yearsI remember from the windowThe one that is blown is the one gone wild
Description: Everybody was wonderfulStars kept rising, pink and goldTrailing threads of breathless musicbarely out of reachHand to hand around the n...
Description: Overhead view of a top hat made from beaver felt, worn by Green Bay resident Morgan L. Martin.
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...
Description: Bring back somehow the big HelloProlong the noisiest dayThe clapping hands are stilled too soonAnd much too far away
Description: A working lifetime minted these good coins – every daydevoted to circulating them through the same routine streetswore them thin into retirement
Description: Well-scrubbed proprieties, in no dangerexcept the possible over-minding of their own mannersor being out-voted by Activists
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.
Description: A seance robe worn by Louise Parke during her work as a Spiritualist in Wisconsin.
Date: 1852-03-08 after
Description: Two identical ninth plate ambrotypes of an unidentified woman, set into a Mascher's Improved Stereoscope viewing case, patented March 8th, 1852. She wears...
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