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Date:  date unknown

Description: Label, cut in the shape of a parallelogram, for a bottle of Schlitz beer bearing the Schlitz insignia and the slogan, "The beer that made Milwaukee famous....

Date: 1868 

Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of Fielding B. Meek (1817-1876), American paleontologist. Meek became the Smithsonian Institution's first full-time paleontologist...

Date: 1951 

Description: The inside of a holiday card. It shows the head of the company, D.C. (Clark) Everest, sitting at his desk. Four green frames across the top show different...

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Description: Letterhead of the Prophylactic Brush Company, with examples of a hair brush, a tooth brush, and a hand brush, in or alongside the boxed packaging.

Date: 1869 

Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of Robert von Schlagintweit (1833-1885), German orientalist, geographer and explorer. Along with his oldest brother Hermann, Rober...

Date: 1923-11-06 before

Description: Front cover and menu listing for the farewell dinner aboard the S.S. Resolute of the United American Lines. On the cover is a three-quarter view of...

Date: 1859 ca.

Description: Valentine's Day card with young girl holding a doll. She and her doll are both wearing a dress. The girl has her hair in a snood. A verse appears below, "S...

Date: 1935-09-01 before

Description: A schedule for the Milwaukee-Detroit route of Pennsylvania Airlines. Pennsylvania Airlines, founded in 1931, became the successor to the "bridge across La...

Historical Object

Air Mail Begins

Date: 1927-11-22 

Description: Souvenir envelope mailed by John A. Lester on the flight that inaugurated air mail service between Madison and Minneapolis in 1927. Madison's first incomin...

Date: 1908 ca.

Description: Valentine's Day card in the shape of a heart, with a woman in a long pink dress seated in a meadow as the central image. She is holding a heart and flowers...

Newspaper Article/Clipping

Underground Newspaper Cover: Maine Times

Date: 1971-11-26 

Description: Cover of "Maine Times," an underground newspaper, featuring a photograph of a boy holding a rifle and posing next to a deer, suspended from his garage. Th...

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Description: Letterhead of the Felker Brothers Manufacturing Company. At the top is a color illustration of a landscape with a red barn, a farmhouse, silos, and a culve...

Date: 1870 

Description: Vignetted carte-de-visite portrait of Professor Davenport Fisher (1832-1911), Milwaukee chemist. After earning his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Heidelberg Unive...

Historical Object

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.

Date: 1860 after

Description: Jefferson Davis, dressed as a sailor, wears a hat with the initials "JD" on it. He is holding up a wooden toy boat that flies the Confederate flag and a sk...

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Description: Menu of daily meat specials under the heading "Come And Get It!" from the Logging Camp Cook Shanty restaurant at Historyland. On the left is a black and wh...

Date: 1908 

Description: Valentine's Day postcard of a basket of Forget Me Not flowers with a blue bow. A dachshund peers out of the flowers. At the top is the text "I Love but The...

Date: 1968-11-06 

Description: Cover of "San Francisco Express Times," an underground newspaper, featuring a cartoon of a giant pig preparing to eat a personified version of The Statue o...

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Description: Front cover and menu pages from Botticelli's Restaurant, with an image of the Three Graces based on a detail from the Sandro Botticelli painting, Primav...

Newspaper Article/Clipping

Underground Newspaper Cover: Dallas News

Date: 1971-07 

Description: Cover of "Dallas News", an underground newspaper, featuring a photograph of Groucho Marx and a woman, with the headline, "Groucho calls for Nixon's Assassi...

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