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Historical Object

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...

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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: I'll show you all the imported graces
and you shall see New Fontainebleau

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Description: Years ago, there was a man-sound from the hills, and a lifetime later
its aged and legendary echo

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Description: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying four photographs. Campers are in costume, standing in one photograph and seated in the others. In one photograph...

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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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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.

Historical Object

Home Sweet Home Sampler

Date: 1877 

Description: Punch paper "Home Sweet Home" sampler.

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Description: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying three photographs. In each, campers are participating in a historical pageant, on a wooden stage in one photogra...

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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...

Historical Object

Framed Leaves

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: Skeletonized leaves in oval frame.

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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: It's a day for celebration, just to be so cheering glad and everyone to know

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Polish Paper Cutting

Date:  date unknown

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

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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

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We were promised, we were told
that candy came in stripes and boxes

But some was stacked,
like lost rewards, the chocolate-coated paradoxes<...

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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...

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Description: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying six photographs. The one on the upper left shows three campers sitting in a rowboat along the shoreline sketchin...

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Description: Patience we learned and requiem
to rest the tense who die
For we forgot the brazen earth
in courtship of the sky

Historical Object

Oscar Meyer Banjo-Ukulele

Date:  date unknown

Description: A banjo-ukulele with the words "Oh, I Wish I Were... An Oscar Meyer Wiener..." on the body of the instrument. It was used by Richard Trentlage in the first...

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