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Historical Object

Houdini Award

Date: 1941 ca.

Description: The Houdini Award, an album, presented to Madison magician Ben Bergor by the Houdini Club of Wisconsin. Because Bergor won the award three years in success...

Historical Object

Paris Exposition Fan

Date: 1878 

Description: A handheld fan made of wood and cloth. This fan depicts the event it was made to commemorate — the 1878 Exposition Universelle held in Paris, France. The f...

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: Badge for the International Beekeeping Conference, including The American Honey Producers League, The American Honey Institute, Southern Beekeeping States...

Historical Object

Apollo 13 Patch

Date: 1972 ca.

Description: Mission patch design for Apollo 13. This patch was worn by Commander James A. Lovell, Jr., formerly of Milwaukee; John L. Swigert, Jr.; and Fred W Haise,...

Date: 1944 

Description: Holiday card made out of wallpaper. Ivy and berries frame the message which reads: "With a paper shortage at Christmastime, Sort of makes one cross and sur...

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Map Sampler

Date: 1809 

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

Date: 1975 ca.

Description: International Harvester light duty models (100-500) cabs and bodies color chart. Contains paint chips for the main exterior body color and matches this wi...

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Description: Application to admit a child to the Soldiers' Orphans' Home, at Madison, Wisconsin, who had lost their father in the Civil War.

Historical Object

McCarthy Match Book Cover

Date: 1951 ca.

Description: Match book cover distributed by the Superior Match Company of Chicago. The front cover says, "I like McCarthy and his Methods. I am with Joe McCarthy in...

Date: 1885 

Description: Stephen M. Babcock's membership card for the League of American Wheelmen, Geneva Bicycle Club of New York for the year 1885. The card is signed by Secretar...

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Ron Kramer Bottle Cap

Date: 1964 

Description: Inside of Coke bottle cap with a head shot of NFL All Star offensive end Ron Kramer, #88.

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Memorandum and Account Book

Date: 1845 

Description: Diary and account book kept by Nicolaus C. Duerst.

Date: 1864-12-15 ca.

Description: A notification of the President's thanks and certificate of honorable service to the 160th Regiment of Ohio Volunteers. Document is signed by President Lin...

Historical Object

MacArthur for President Tag

Date: 1948 ca.

Description: Small button tag on a string promoting "Republican, General Douglas MacArthur for President."

Historical Object

Singer Advertising Card Box

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: Cover of a box produced by The Singer Manufacturing Company, which holds "Costumes of All Nations" souvenir cards, created for the 1893 World's Columbian E...

Date: 1975 ca.

Description: International Harvester Scout cabs and bodies color chart. Contains paint chips for the main exterior body color and matches this with the interior color s...

Date: 1907 ca.

Description: Autochrome Lumiere plate box cover that originally contained four plates (plaques).

Date: 1902-09-20 ca.

Description: Certification appointing George W. Webb to Assistant Inspector of the Grand Army of the Republic, Madison, Wisconsin Post.

Date: 1885-07-23 

Description: Mourning Badge with the image of Ulysses S. Grant.

Date: 1819 date unknown

Description: A commemorative handkerchief created by a wood engraving on white cotton fabric. The scene is the Manchester Reform Meeting, in England. A crowd of demonst...

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