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Historical Object

White Women's Shoes

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...

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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...

Historical Object

Joy Camps Group Portraits

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Description: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Scrapbook displaying two group portraits. Includes a group portrait of the campers in Sue Ann Hackett's cabin in the summer of 19...

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Militia Cavalry Uniform Coat

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Description: This is a red United States (U.S.) militia cavalry uniform coat. It is mounted on a mannequin form.

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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...

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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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: Dearest Daughter,

The year is flown.
We can't compete and we stand alone

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Description: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Scrapbook displaying two photographs. One shows Sue Ann and two cabin mates, along with counselor Miss Rusty, in sleeping bags in...

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Description: All about, wherever a thought stirred,
are the memorabilia of its traces.

As it is spoken, so is it written;
as it is crucified, so is it grav...

Historical Object

Shawl Dress

Date:  date unknown

Description: Three-quarter view of a lightweight wool dress cut from a shawl, in cream, rust and indigo paisley with a black center. The paisley has a bird-of-paradise...

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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...

Historical Object

Unidentified Woman

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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Description: Well-scrubbed proprieties, in no danger
except the possible over-minding of their own manners
or being out-voted by Activists

Historical Object

Beaver Top Hat Edge

Date:  date unknown

Description: The frayed edge of a top hat made from beaver felt, worn by Green Bay resident Morgan L. Martin.

Historical Object

Alphabet Sampler

Date: 2010-07-27 

Description: A sampler made in Ohio in 1850 with the alphabet in both upper and lower case stitched on it.

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Description: Each little world has its private Atlas
working his ethic in longhand
toward the stage set for the point of No Return

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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...

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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Wisconsin Thematic Panel 47-54

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Description: The fast movement was a nervous reach for something west.
But along the way there was no hurry. Wait for noontime, turned round to a movement eastward,<...

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