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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: An assortment of four presidential political campaign bumper stickers for Bob Dole. The top bumper sticker is blue with yellow text that reads: "Dole Presi...

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Description: Reflector and button for Wendell Willkie's political campaign. The metal reflector on the left is red, and has a "Win with Willkie" sign with white text on...

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Joy Camps Postcards

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Description: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Blue Album displaying four Joy Camps postcards of different colors with different scenes depicted on each. Each postcard reads, "...

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Description: An assortment of presidential political campaign ephemera. On the left is the cover of a brochure that reads: "Opportunity, Security, and Responsibility, A...

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Goldwater Freedom Dollar Coin

Date: 1964 

Description: Coin with an image of the Liberty Bell, surrounded by the words: "Goldwater Freedom Dollar, 100 American Common Sense, Major General, Photographer, Republi...

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Description: A white and blue striped folded plastic cap with red text that reads: "Nixon's the One!"

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Description: Two presidential compaign items. At the top is a flyer with two check boxes and text which reads: "NADER=BUSH, GORE." Below this, a paper "fake event ticke...

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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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Barry Goldwater Oven Mitt

Date:  date unknown

Description: Oven mitt. One side is of a gold material, and the other side is printed with the words: "Go Hand in Hand with Goldwater."

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Description: Three bumper stickers supporting Richard Nixon, from non-republican parties. The top bumper sticker is black with orange text and reads: "I'm a Democrat fo...

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Description: An assortment of 10 presidential political campaign buttons for Al Gore and Joe Lieberman. One of the buttons has a border red and white stripes and a blue...

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McCormick Agency Sign

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Tin sign used to identify a McCormick Harvesting Machine Company dealership or agency. Includes a portrait of Cyrus McCormick and illustrations of a "harve...

Date: 1992 

Description: One presidential political campaign button for Bill Clinton. It has a blue background with a black and white portrait of President Harry S. Truman holding...

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Description: A presidential political campaign mailer of an award of appreciation from the Republican National Committee to Mr. James L. Baughman. On the left side is a...

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Description: Framed assortment of political campaign buttons, cards, and patches for Herbert Hoover, Dwight D. "Ike" Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Hubert Hump...

Historical Object

The Airship

Date: 1901 

Description: Souvenir playing card out of a full deck from the Pan-American Exposition. The Seven of Spades displays a drawing of "The Airship." A round building with a...

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Description: Framed assortment of campaign buttons for the presidential elections of Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and William Taft (1912), Woodrow Wilson and Cha...

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Description: One membership pin and card for the McGovern Million-Member Club.

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Description: Two bumper stickers for Richard Nixon. The top bumper sticker is white with a blue border and red text that reads: "Nixon Happy Motoring!," with a double c...

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