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Historical Object

The Plaza

Date: 1901 

Description: Souvenir playing card out of a full deck from the Pan-American Exposition. The Five of Hearts displays a drawing of "The Plaza", a two piece building with...

Historical Object

74th Regiment Armory

Date: 1901 

Description: Souvenir playing card out of a full deck from the Pan-American Exposition. The Three of Clubs displays a drawing of the "74th Regiment Armory", a large cas...

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Description: Our side of the fence is all dovetail — where they
winked and upset the story-book, that's
over on your side

Huge log attracts a loyal fan clu...

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Description: Bring back somehow the big Hello
Prolong the noisiest day
The clapping hands are stilled too soon
And much too far away

Historical Object

Polish Paper Cutting

Date:  date unknown

Description: This is a Polish paper cutting, an art form known as wycinanki, featuring a floral/flower design.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: An original poem and watercolor paintings of colored maple leaves, all by Louise Mears Fargo, decorate an album page with a photograph of her three childre...

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

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Description: The front cover for a music score titled: "Harding, You're the Man for Us," with words and music by Al Jolson. Includes portraits of Warren G. Harding, the...

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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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Joy Camps Beaver Point Trip

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Description: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Blue Album displaying several photographs of a trip to Beaver Point. Includes campers packing a canoe alongside a dock, campers s...

Historical Object

FDR Campaign Pin

Date: 1936 

Description: Campaign button for Franklin Delano Roosevelt, with Roosevelt's image at the center and the phrase "Carry on with Roosevelt" around the outer edge.

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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

Frackelton/Ohr Pottery Bowl

Date:  date unknown

Description: This earthenware bowl, which was designed by Susan Frackelton and thrown by George Ohr, is squat and bulbous. It is red with mottled green glaze on the ext...

Historical Object

Goldwater Freedom Dollar Coin

Date: 1964 

Description: Coin depicting Barry Goldwater's head in profile surrounded by a laurel wreath, and the words: "Barry Morris Goldwater, Mr. Conservative, Born January 1, 1...

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Description: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Scrapbook displaying title page. The text reads "THE JOY CAMPS." The lettering is hand drawn with red paint, and some of the lett...

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Description: Face up to the oncoming interest due
when it's blushing right there as a shadow
and the fact is a whistle away

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Description: The style of reachings, temporal or spiritual, for transformation of the earth

The chapel of Rockford Female Seminary, later Rockford College, 1889-...

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: 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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