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Case for George Fairfield

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

Historical Object

Map Sampler

Date: 1809 

Description: Embroidered sampler of a map of the United States.

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Description: An assortment of seven presidential political campaign buttons, and one sticker, for Gerald Ford and Bob Dole. One of the buttons is blue with white text a...

Historical Object

Service building

Date: 1901 

Description: Souvenir playing card out of a full deck from the Pan-American Exposition. The Queen of Hearts displays a drawing of the "Service Building", a large castle...

Historical Object

Stuart and Dorothy

Date: 1899 

Description: Hand-painted poppies adorn an album page which features a photograph of Stuart, left, and Dorothy Fargo. In the photograph, Stuart is naked and has placed...

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: Mosaic in the south lobby floor of the Wisconsin Historical Society. This design, dating from 1502, was the mark of Aldus Manutius, the head of the printer...

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Description: Framed assortment of buttons and pins representing the presidential campaigns of William McKinley versus William Bryan (1896-1900), Theodore Roosevelt vers...

Historical Object

FDR Campaign Banner

Date: 1932 

Description: Campaign banner in support of Franklin Delano Roosevelt for President. The banner bears Roosevelt's image and the phrases "God Bless America" and "our next...

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Description: Presidential political campaign ephemera for Ronald Reagan. This handcut heart-shaped political sign is red, white, and blue with a black and white headsho...

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Description: Well-scrubbed proprieties, in no danger
except the possible over-minding of their own manners
or being out-voted by Activists

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

Historical Object

Fargo Children at Play

Date: 1899 

Description: An album page decorated with a hand-painted stem of wild geranium flowers features four photographs of Stuart Fargo, age two years, and his sister Dorothy,...

Historical Object

Painted Silk Fan

Date: 2010-02-10 

Description: Fan made in 1900-1915 by Duvelleroy, was crafted of Paris silk, mother-of-pearl, paint and sequins. It features an image of lovers looking at a statue of t...

Historical Object

Wisconsin Building

Date: 1901 

Description: Souvenir playing card out of a full deck from the Pan-American Exposition. The Jack of Hearts displays a drawing of the "Wisconsin Building", a square buil...

Historical Object

Stuart at Bedtime

Date: 1899 

Description: A decorated album page features a photograph of Stuart Fargo at age two years. He is wearing a nightgown and is barefoot. There is a wicker chair on the le...

Historical Object

"The Great Society" Comic Book

Date: 1966 

Description: Cover of a comic book about Lyndon B. Johnson as a superhero named "Super LBJ." The cover features a full-color illustration of a man wearing a red and whi...

Historical Object

Caroline A. Alllcott Stone

Date: 1834 before

Description: Aperture type hollow-cut silhouette of Caroline A. Allcott Stone, sister-in-law of Dr. Increase A. Lapham. Subject faces right (proper left), and wears her...

Historical Object

Indian POW Pouch

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Description: A red, fringed Indian (Native American) pouch with fabric patches that read "U.S. Army" and "POW-MIA".

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Description: Bumper sticker with black text on a yellow background that reads: "Buck Nixon, send your buck to McGovern." Includes a caricature of Nixon with a caption t...

Date: 1992-11-02 

Description: The cover of a November 1992 edition of "The New Yorker" magazine. On the left side, down the spine, are jack-o-lanterns, bats, and ghosts with a torn loo...

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