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Paul Vanderbilt Pairing 63

Date:  date unknown

Description: You came to know that book by its covered distance,
well remembered by the measure
of the trudging barefoot mile

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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...

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Aviation Place Card

Date: 1931 ca.

Description: Art Deco-style place card with an aviation theme used for a women's luncheon at the Madison College Club.

Date:  

Description: All the tribal affidavits came finger-lickin'
to pray against the rain
to tolerate a cast of wills and listen to the stories
from the Book of Comm...

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Pink Baby Shoes

Date: 2010-07-27 

Description: A pair of bright pink, leather baby shoes with pale pink ribbons, made in 1851.

Historical Object

Wisconsin Thematic Panel 33-46

Date:  

Description: The Little Bluebirds — has anyone expressed it better
than Judy Garland singing
. . . why, oh why, can't I

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Copper Bird Object

Date:  date unknown

Description: A bird-shaped object made of copper.

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Beaver Top Hat

Date:  date unknown

Description: Overhead view of a top hat made from beaver felt, worn by Green Bay resident Morgan L. Martin.

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Fluoroscope

Date:  

Description: The shoe fitting fluoroscope was a common fixture in shoe stores during the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. A typical unit, like the machine shown here, consisted...

Date: 1972 ca.

Description: Bumper sticker with the slogan "No More Shopping Days 'Til PEACE," published by Women for a Peaceful Christmas.

Historical Object

Paul Vanderbilt Pairing 144

Date:  date unknown

Description: A house laced straight into the wiry sore of righteousness,
squared off and lonely,
tingling at the sound of ice,
the libertine who drowned.

Date:  

Description: Something less than the half of everything
is the better, the partner, the woman waiting

What counselor, over his shoulder, can count the ways

Historical Object

Paul Vanderbilt Pairing 72

Date:  date unknown

Description: Old skin is yet alive to whispered lashings,
the quick-step dried and gone to the bone.
Embrace the wall and face away from trouble
in the winter...

Historical Object

Worth Gown

Date:  

Description: Gown made by Charles Frederick Worth of Paris for Frances Fairchild of Madison, Wisconsin, 1880.

Date: 1872-07-10 ca.

Description: A certificate admitting Colonel George E. Bryant to become a member of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee.

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Wisconsin Thematic Panel 47-54

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Description: The fast movement was a nervous reach for something west.
But along the way there was no hurry. Wait for noontime, turned round to a movement eastward,<...

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121 - Array of Camp Outfits

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Description: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying a group portrait and a swatch of blue cloth from the official camp uniform. Original caption notes: "Our camp ou...

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Description: There are Gothic ways the light comes drifting through a forest
clothes fit, things pad themselves
stone rests on stone and legends long persist,
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Historical Object

Beaver Top Hat Edge

Date:  date unknown

Description: The frayed edge of a top hat made from beaver felt, worn by Green Bay resident Morgan L. Martin.

Date: 1948 ca.

Description: Passenger ticket and baggage check for Northwest Orient Airlines, illustrating their newly initiated around-the-globe routes to the Far East. This ticket w...

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