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Date:  date unknown

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

Alphabet Sampler

Date: 2010-07-27 

Description: A sampler made in Ohio in 1850 with the alphabet in both upper and lower case stitched on it.

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

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...

Date: 1853 

Description: Case (opened to show front and back) for daguerreotype made to resemble a bound book. Mother-of-pearl decoration on front in the form of flowers, stems and...

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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

Historical Object

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

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...

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...

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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

Historical Object

Wisconsin Thematic Panel 91-96

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

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: Mosaic in the central lobby floor of the Wisconsin Historical Society, near the statue "Forward." This is the printer's mark of the Riverside Press. It was...

Historical Object

The Fargo Children

Date: 1901 ca.

Description: Five photographs are mounted on an album page which is decorated with a painting of a honeysuckle sprig. In the photograph at top left, Frank, age three, S...

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Description: A child could count in rounded numbers
the Christmas chance of pudding from the sky

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...

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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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