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Historical Object

121 - Array of Camp Outfits

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Description: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying a group portrait and a swatch of blue cloth from the official camp uniform. Original caption notes: "Our camp ou...

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Description: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying two photographs. In one, two young campers wearing swimming caps, bathing suits, and towels stand in a grassy ar...

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Description: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying four photographs. These images capture various scenes from a pageant staged outdoors, with a lake and distant sh...

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Description: Everybody who lived should get a gold watch
for endurance
and a chain for hanging

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Description: Dearest Daughter,

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

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Description: A word without momentum that settled on a note of calm

caught wind

and spun its venom into froth, to cool
a Sunday afternoon in June

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Description: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Scrapbook displaying several photographs of Joy Camps activities. Includesa young camper with a hatchet and piece of wood; two ca...

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Description: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying two photographs; there is an empty space where a third photograph was once included. The top photograph shows a...

Historical Object

Paul Vanderbilt Pairing 72

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Description: Old skin is yet alive to whispered lashings,
the quick-step dried and gone to the bone.
Embrace the wall and face away from trouble
in the winter...

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Description: Sunday was the day when, to a stranger,
almost nothing happened. But to us
it was the best day of all

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Description: De Pere, Wis.

The sound has never left the harp
The song will never leave the well

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Description: White horses, white fences that money can't buy

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Description: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying four photographs. At the top left is a birch bark canoe on a covered stand with paddles on racks. At upper right...

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Description: Even the slow, dry, hungry engines,
digging
what would be the best of times,
cannot help but leave behind them
a restlessness unchanging as bef...

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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Description: As though the tree inclined lacked discipline, pruned of its working part

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Description: Lightning cleared the air, that we could see
just how deep the rootland lay
Far below the wished for, but not beyond the Will

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107 - Outdoor Cooking Methods

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Description: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying four photographs. Each photograph depicts cooking at a campfire, with meat cooking on wood spits, atop a metal s...

Historical Object

135 - Cabin IV at Bedtime

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Description: Large group of campers outside their cabin, dressed in pajamas and bathrobes. Some of them are using dippers with metal pails; on the far left a row of dip...

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Description: No one will tell

No one would dare to put in print
the Secret Knowledge.

That word of mouth is frozen deep
and all Report is still

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