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Historical Object

Beaded Mocassins

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: View from the heel of a pair of dark brown leather moccasins beaded in yellow, pink, green and white floral and plant designs. The moccasins were created a...

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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: Rooms remembered for what they led to
What they shut out and how they silent sang

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Description: You who were spared I talked with night but last
about the velvet years
I remember from the window
The one that is blown is the one gone wild

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Description: His mind wandered without rescue

The man is innocent.

and had to be brought home to the corner
and stapled to the ground

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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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Description: Please listen to the great owl
Please listen to the education

Please learn how to save hard things
for the easy way

Date: 1899 

Description: A decorated album page featuring a full-length studio portrait of Stuart Fargo, wearing a long gown and sitting on a settee with a bolster pillow at the le...

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Description: For any master line drawn fine enough or spoken well
let us call all professionals to wear the laurel
and deck the Halls of Fame

Historical Object

Beaver Top Hat

Date:  date unknown

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

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Description: That cottage all with melting roses —

It was such fun to think ahead of it,
to condition all that air with smokesuds
and pick the mud out of o...

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

Historical Object

Boy's Blue Dress

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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.

Historical Object

Pink Baby Shoes

Date: 2010-07-27 

Description: A pair of bright pink, leather baby shoes with pale pink ribbons, made in 1851.

Historical Object

Burt's Solar Compass

Date:  date unknown

Description: A brass solar compass, invented by William Austin Burt and built by William J. Young. It was used to survey lands in Wisconsin and surrounding areas during...

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...

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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

Dairyland Rat Poison

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Description: Dairyland rat poison container, made for the Wisconsin Pharmacal Company in Milwaukee. It was a warfarin-based poison.

Historical Object

Rountree's Militia Sword

Date:  date unknown

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...

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Description: A child could count in rounded numbers
the Christmas chance of pudding from the sky

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