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Historical Object

Stuart Mears Fargo

Date: 1898-03-08 

Description: An album page featuring five circular portraits of Stuart Fargo. At center is a head and (bare) shoulders portrait of him at age eight months. At the four...

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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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Paul Vanderbilt Pairing 132

Date:  date unknown

Description: The parson came. He said it well:
Enough is all we want, to hold and sleep on,
not the sky.
A little harvest of the sorrows
between the sentenc...

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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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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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Twelve-Panel Vanderbilt List

Date:  date unknown

Description: Inside of twelve-panel folding "scroll." A master list of 24-8.5 x 11 sheets of handwritten or typed paper, detailing physical or thematic ways to categori...

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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...

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Map Sampler

Date: 1809 

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

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Wisconsin Thematic Panel 7-11

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Description: I had to know the point to which the path was tracked
and when the definition would cease to be my own

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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: 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...

Date: 1899 

Description: A decorated album page featuring a full-length studio portrait of Stuart Fargo, wearing a long gown and sitting on a settee with a bolster pillow at the le...

Historical Object

Copper Bird Object

Date:  date unknown

Description: A bird-shaped object made of copper.

Historical Object

The Joker

Date: 1901 

Description: Souvenir playing card out of a full deck from the Pan-American Exposition. This card is the Joker, it features a black and white official logo for the Pan-...

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: Mosaic in the south/central lobby floor of the Wisconsin Historical Society. The printer's mark of Melchor Lotter, a Leipzig printer from 1491-1536, was in...

Historical Object

Captain George Myrick

Date: 1844 before

Description: Blueprint from aperture silhouette of Captain George Myrick (1767-1844) of Nantucket, Mass. He faces left (proper right) and is wearing a top hat and neckt...

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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: 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...

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

Historical Object

Langlade Letter Seal

Date: 1801 before

Description: A silver letter seal, which belonged to Charles Langlade.

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