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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...

Historical Object

Ron Kramer Bottle Cap

Date: 1964 

Description: Inside of Coke bottle cap with a head shot of NFL All Star offensive end Ron Kramer, #88.

Historical Object

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.

Historical Object

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...

Date: 1975 ca.

Description: International Harvester Scout cabs and bodies color chart. Contains paint chips for the main exterior body color and matches this with the interior color s...


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


Description: An unhappy majority
some of whom voted for frivolous reasons
reflected the north/south split

In their nascent paranoia, they preached their vi...

Historical Object

Booster Tags

Date:  date unknown

Description: Two two-sided booster tags, one featuring "Brown County Packer Booster" and the other (which is featured on the reverse of the Packer tag, and vice versa)...

Date: 1936 ca.

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


Description: Application to admit a child to the Soldiers' Orphans' Home, at Madison, Wisconsin, who had lost their father in the Civil War.


Description: Assortment of buttons, pins, and other political ephemera of the presidential elections between Herbert Hoover and Al Smith (1928), and Franklin D. Rooseve...

Historical Object

Singer Advertising Card Box

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: Cover of a box produced by The Singer Manufacturing Company, which holds "Costumes of All Nations" souvenir cards, created for the 1893 World's Columbian E...

Date: 1920-11-25 

Description: Menu for a banquet given by the President of Panama for President-Elect Warren G. Harding in Panama. Printed on a length of fringed silk with a blue twiste...


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

Historical Object

Album Page with Pussy Willows

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: Two photographs featuring Louise Mears (Mrs. Frank B.) Fargo holding her son Stuart are mounted on an album page decorated with hand-painted pussy willow t...

Date: 1819 date unknown

Description: A commemorative handkerchief created by a wood engraving on white cotton fabric. The scene is the Manchester Reform Meeting, in England. A crowd of demonst...

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...

Historical Object

Case for George Fairfield


Description: Case for George Fairfield sixth plate ferrotype/tintype.

Date: 1881 ca.

Description: Colorful patterned wool fabric in an Appleton Woolen Mills sample book.

Date: 1891 

Description: H.H. Bennett advertising envelope addressed to William H. Metcalf of Milwaukee. The envelope bears an engraved image of people standing on top of Stand Roc...

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