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Girl's Cotton Dress

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Ivory check-woven cotton; machine-sewn; slightly dropped waistline; straight, unfitted bodice; knee-length skirt, gathered into waistline; full puffed slee...

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McCormick Agency Sign

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Tin sign used to identify a McCormick Harvesting Machine Company dealership or agency. Includes a portrait of Cyrus McCormick and illustrations of a "harve...

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Worth Gown

Date:  

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

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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,...

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Caroline A. Alllcott Stone

Date: 1834 before

Description: Aperture type hollow-cut silhouette of Caroline A. Allcott Stone, sister-in-law of Dr. Increase A. Lapham. Subject faces right (proper left), and wears her...

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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...

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Wisconsin Thematic Panel 7-11

Date:  

Description: I had to know the point to which the path was tracked
and when the definition would cease to be my own

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Joy Camps Group Portraits

Date:  

Description: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Blue Album displaying two group portraits. One is of Cabin I in 1950 and the other is of the camp counselors in 1951. They are po...

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Paul Vanderbilt Pairing 42

Date:  date unknown

Description: That morning is adrift in passing;
it cannot last the day.
Those years are anchored to each other;
there is no other way.

Date: 1901-11-14 ca.

Description: Certificate appointing Y.W. Webb to Aide-de-Camp of the Grand Army of the Republic on November 14, 1901.

Historical Object

Wisconsin Thematic Panel 12-18

Date:  

Description: She didn't quite make clear what we were going to find when we got here
on the outer edge of worry
It wasn't Chinamen and it wasn't wild rice
A ha...

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Carsten Tank

Date: 1832 before

Description: Copper plate physiognotrace of Carsten Tank, the father of Nils Otto Tank of Green Bay, Wisconsin. Subject faces left (proper right) wearing a coat, tie, a...

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Monster Knife

Date: 1990 ca.

Description: A woman holds the monster knife and its sheath. Giant knife presented to John Fox Potter by Missouri Republicans after Potter's threatened duel with a Virg...

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Shawl Dress

Date:  date unknown

Description: Three-quarter view of a lightweight wool dress cut from a shawl, in cream, rust and indigo paisley with a black center. The paisley has a bird-of-paradise...

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...

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: 1961-08-26 

Description: A ticket for the 12th Annual Midwest Shrine Game between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears. The game, which took place at Milwaukee County Stadiu...

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Wisconsin Thematic Panel 19-32

Date:  

Description: Unkind to speak of the ancestral vocabulary as dream-talk,
unkind to wake the dreamer

Historical Object

Ocean View Brand Reused Label

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: Emergency label for Ocean View Early June Peas printed over an unused wax beans label. The label shows a bowl of cut wax beans on one side and a view of th...

Historical Object

Joy Camps Beaver Point Trip

Date:  

Description: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Blue Album displaying several photographs of a trip to Beaver Point. Includes campers packing a canoe alongside a dock, campers s...

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