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Date:  date unknown

Description: Valentine's Day card of a blue shoe with stockings, but without laces. On the inside (not shown) is a woman in a long dress with her arms resting on a fenc...

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Description: Back fold of a Wisconsin Dells promotional brochure featuring a simplified Wisconsin highway map with directions to the Dells, and a drawing of a family dr...

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Secession

Date: 1860 after

Description: A hot air balloon labeled "SECESSION" bursts and drops men and soldiers out of the gondola towards the ground below. The gondola has crossbones on it and t...

Date: 1889 

Description: Color lithograph illustration on the back cover of the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company catalog. Shows a buffalo gazing down upon men with harvesting m...

Date: 1942 ca.

Description: Holiday card with an atomic bomb exploding with "Joy, Peace, Health, Happiness and Good Will" flying out of it. Below is the verse: "The atom bomb brings g...

Date: 1908-09-10 before

Description: Dinner menu for the S.S. Marquette, with two women in traditional Dutch dresses and white caps, standing behind a fence and looking out at a ship at...

Date: 1930 after

Description: Holiday card showing Santa Claus riding a kangaroo. The kangaroo has a saddle and bridle. Santa is wearing his traditional red suit and hat with white fur...

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Description: Valentine's Day card of a boy in a painter's uniform and gloves. He holds a brush dripping red paint in his right hand. He has just painted "I Love You!" o...

Date: 1857 ca.

Description: Letter on stationery featuring an engraving of an exterior view of the Milwaukee House showing horse-drawn vehicles and people standing on the sidewalk in...

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Description: Postcard menu from the Northern Pacific railroad line, with a plate filled with a steaming stack of pancakes topped with sausage links, a domed cover, a di...

Date: 1995-09 before

Description: Letterpress menu poster for the American Dairy Goat Products Association Festival from the Heartland annual conference, goat cheese and milk judging, and c...

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Merry Xmas

Date: 1942 ca.

Description: Holiday card with an Army soldier skiing down a hill. He is wearing a backpack and holding a piece of paper with the message "Merry Xmas" on it. Mountains...

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Description: Promotional stamp for Wisconsin tourism. Shows the outline of the state with an arrow crossing from northeast to southwest and bears the slogan "relax in W...

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Description: Letterhead of Mons Anderson of La Crosse, Wisconsin, wholesale and retail dealer in "Dry Goods, Clothing, Hats, Caps, Boots, Shoes & Yankee Notions". Featu...

Date: 1944-03-26 before

Description: Front cover and menu listing from the Villa Ferrovieri in Italy with the Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific (CMSP&P) logo printed in red ink on the cover...

Date: 1884 

Description: A sign for Fauerbach's Brewery depicting a young woman and the brewery. It was Madison's first brewery in 1848 and run by Peter Sprecher until bought by Pe...

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Description: Letterhead of the J.S. Stearns Lumber Company of Odanah, Wisconsin, manufacturers of "Indian Reservation Soft Pine and Norway Lumber" and general merchandi...

Date: 1860 after

Description: A youthful looking Zouave soldier has a knife in his right hand and the Union flag in his left. A battlefield with explosions is behind him. The verse bel...

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Description: Letterhead of the Racine Wire Cloth Works (previously named Chas. Goehner's Wire Works) of Racine, Wisconsin, a manufacturer of wire cloth and wire goods,...

Date: 1867 

Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of George Engelmann (1809-1884), German-American botanist. He is best known for describing the flora of the American West. Handwr...

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