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Fromm Label

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Description: Label from a Fromm Golden Glory Fox fur. The company's insignia is a stylized fox head.

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Langlade Letter Seal

Date: 1801 before

Description: A silver letter seal, which belonged to Charles Langlade.

Date: 1864-12-15 ca.

Description: A notification of the President's thanks and certificate of honorable service to the 160th Regiment of Ohio Volunteers. Document is signed by President Lin...

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Jim Taylor Bottle Cap

Date: 1964 

Description: Inside of Coke bottle cap with a head shot of Packers full back, #37 Jim Taylor.

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Old Abe's Feather

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Description: A feather, likely from Old Abe. It was found among unsorted material in an envelope marked "Old Abe's feather for Helen". There is no information on who...

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Description: Some towering hand-made genius had fighting words to sell

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Description: Button bearing a Christmas tree logo and the slogan "No more shopping days 'til peace."

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: Badge for the Wisconsin Beekeepers Association 58th Annual Convention at the Hotel Retlaw in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. October 29, 30, 1936. Courtesy of Ruep...

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Willie Davis Bottle Cap

Date: 1964 

Description: Inside of Coke bottle cap with a head shot of NFL All Star defensive end, #87, Willie Davis.

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Description: First-rate minds to write books, guide the young and lead the nation
but the target runs close to the ground

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Air Mail Begins

Date: 1927-11-22 

Description: Souvenir envelope mailed by John A. Lester on the flight that inaugurated air mail service between Madison and Minneapolis in 1927. Madison's first incomin...

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Description: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Blue Album displaying photograph and object. The outdoor portrait is of Sue Ann Hackett in her first-prize Daniel Boone costume,...

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Description: A silk banner for the Communist League of America's New York Branch. The Communist League of America was founded in 1928 as a section of Leon Trotsky's Int...

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FDR Campaign Pin

Date: 1936 

Description: Wisconsin campaign pin for Franklin Delano Roosevelt and John Nance Garner's 1936 run. It reads "Roosevelt Garner Club, Wisconsin."

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: Badge for the International Beekeeping Conference, including The American Honey Producers League, The American Honey Institute, Southern Beekeeping States...

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Joy Camps Logo

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: Joy Camps logo patch.

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McCarthy Match Book Cover

Date: 1951 ca.

Description: Match book cover distributed by the Superior Match Company of Chicago. The front cover says, "I like McCarthy and his Methods. I am with Joe McCarthy in...

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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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Grand Army of the Republic

Date: 1882-03-19 ca.

Description: Certificate creating Post Number 25, Department of Wisconsin, of the Grand Army of the Republic.

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Oscar Meyer Banjo-Ukulele

Date:  date unknown

Description: A banjo-ukulele with the words "Oh, I Wish I Were... An Oscar Meyer Wiener..." on the body of the instrument. It was used by Richard Trentlage in the first...

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