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Description: The fife and drum are not so innocent; the vulture's eye is on the dance.

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Description: First-rate minds to write books, guide the young and lead the nation – but the target runs close to the ground.

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Description: Children taught that the air is clear if they stand like smiths, look straight ahead. The only thing they have to fear is what they should have done instea...

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Description: Interior view of group near the Main Lodge fireplace, with Barbara Ellen Joy seated in a camp chair reading to a group of young campers. Numerous decorativ...

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Joy Camps Group Portraits

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Description: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Scrapbook displaying two group portraits. Includes a group portrait of the campers in Sue Ann Hackett's cabin in the summer of 19...

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Black Bisque Doll

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Description: A bisque doll of a woman with her face and hands painted black. She is wearing a red plaid dress with two aprons. The doll was made in Germany in 1890-1910...

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Description: The measure of solitude fades in the ripples and there are more prizes than there are fish.

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Description: Please listen to the great owl. Please listen to the education. Please learn how to save hard things for the easy way.

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

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

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Description: Everybody was wonderful. Stars kept rising, pink and gold, trailing threads of breathless music barely out of reach...

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Description: Each little world has its private Atlas working his ethic in longhand toward the stage set for the point of No Return.

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Description: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying three photographs. In one photograph Barbara Ellen Joy, camp owner and co-director, cooks over a large grill are...

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Description: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Scrapbook displaying two photographs. One shows Sue Ann and two cabin mates, along with counselor Miss Rusty, in sleeping bags in...

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Wisconsin Thematic Panel 91-96

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Description: The visionaries: slightly seeing as many improvements as there are egos to reckon with.

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Wisconsin Thematic Panel 19-32

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Description: Unkind to speak of the ancestral vocabulary as dream-talk, unkind to wake the dreamer.

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

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