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Date: 1951 

Description: Letterhead for the Wisconsin State Fair, with dark blue top and a side panel along the left-hand side with roundels depicting fair activities such as fair...

Date: 1917 

Description: A patriotic holiday card with the Statue of Liberty at the top with a wreath of holly behind her. She is standing on a red and blue bordered box that has t...

Date: 1860-11-06 

Description: Union Electoral Ticket for the United States Presidential Election, John Bell and for Vice President, Edward Everett. Voters that desired to select a strai...

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Joyeux Noel!

Date: 1918 

Description: Holiday card with a soldier walking while carrying a child who is waving an American flag. The soldier is wearing a uniform and a campaign hat. Two childre...

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Description: Letterhead of H.I. Bliss, a real estate agent, civil engineer, and county surveyor in La Crosse, Wisconsin. On the left a group of three men are surveying...

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Germany

Date: 1942 ca.

Description: Holiday card with a silhouette of a soldier with his gun, walking across a map of Germany outlined in red. The word "GERMANY" is printed in gray over it. I...

Date: 1860 after

Description: An American Eagle holding a banner that says "PLURIBUS UNUM" hovers over a globe of the Earth showing the United States. The bottom half of the globe is hi...

Date: 1881 

Description: Engraved invitation to the reception and promenade concert held in celebration of the election of President James A. Garfield (left) and Vice President Che...

Photograph

Tom Roddy and Boy

Date:  date unknown

Description: Indoor portrait of a European American man posing sitting on a sofa on the left, next to a European American child posing standing in the center. The room...

Date: 1864-11-08 

Description: Democratic Ticket for the 1864 Presidential election. General George B. McClellan was the candidate for President, running against Abraham Lincoln.

Date: 1886 

Description: Advertising ephemera for Electricity in a Bottle by the West Electric Cure Co. of Chicago which claimed to cure catarrh, hay fever, headache, asthma, and n...

Date: 1962 

Description: Letterhead for the Wisconsin State Fair, with "State Fair" in faceted yellow letters against a red band. An illustration of a female figure in a dress with...

Date: 1918 

Description: Holiday card with a young girl looking at herself in the mirror. She is wearing a white dress with a green sash, white stockings, black shoes and a militar...

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: 1912 

Description: Die cut holiday card in the shape of a bell with a string attached at top. It is an advertisement for the Bank of Madison to "Join the Christmas Club" so y...

Date: 1860 after

Description: Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis in a boxing ring. Text at top reads, "CHAMPION PRIZE ENVELOPE - LINCOLN & DAVIS IN 5 ROUNDS", underneath reads "1ST ROU...

Date: 1902 ca.

Description: Waist-up studio portrait, with accompanying obituary entry, of Major John Wesley Powell (1834-1902), American soldier, explorer, and geologist. Best known...

Date: 1935 

Description: Display of historical memorabilia in the store window of C. Failinger & Sons.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Advertising for Dr. Birney's Catarrhal Powder, showing a drawing of a woman administering a treatment to herself by blowing the powder up her own nose thro...

Date: 1953 ca.

Description: Front and back of one-page menu from the Scandia Restaurant, with a whimsical cartoon map rendering by Hakon Mielche of the Scandinavian countries and the...

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