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Historical Object

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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Description: You who were spared I talked with night but last
about the velvet years
I remember from the window
The one that is blown is the one gone wild

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Fluoroscope

Date:  date unknown

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...

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Description: His mind wandered without rescue

The man is innocent.

and had to be brought home to the corner
and stapled to the ground

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Description: Let us be wrong in all our judgments

At that fine point We cannot quite believe
the steps between the superstitions
The feathers, the little e...

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Description: All about, wherever a thought stirred,
are the memorabilia of its traces.

As it is spoken, so is it written;
as it is crucified, so is it grav...

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Description: Although they remembered everything that could not be tolerated,
their better natures,
surfacing through waves of church-worn care,
prevailed over...

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Description: Height is might

The expansionists and the young
want up the elevation

An overview high, and especially away

Historical Object

107 - Outdoor Cooking Methods

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Description: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying four photographs. Each photograph depicts cooking at a campfire, with meat cooking on wood spits, atop a metal s...

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Description: The river told them how to make the map
and
Legends later flocked the shore

Historical Object

Fluoroscope 

Date:  date unknown

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: 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...

Historical Object

Antique Typewriter Keyboard

Date:  date unknown

Description: The keyboard of the first practical typewriter, developed by Christopher Latham Sholes of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and marketed in 1874.

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Description: Either way, the sides are bridged,
from wine to water, cutting back to wine

Paradoxical appointments, anticipated hour —

No one event can...

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Description: Dearest Daughter,

The year is flown.
We can't compete and we stand alone

Historical Object

Home Sweet Home Sampler

Date: 1877 

Description: Punch paper "Home Sweet Home" sampler.

Historical Object

109 - Various Scenes Joy Camps

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Description: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying seven photographs. Scenes depicted: canoes and campers on a lake; campers on a wooden footbridge; campers cookin...

Historical Object

Alphabet Sampler

Date: 2010-07-27 

Description: A sampler made in Ohio in 1850 with the alphabet in both upper and lower case stitched on it.

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Description: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying two photographs; there is an empty space where a third photograph was once included. The top photograph shows a...

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Joy Camps Postcards

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Description: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Blue Album displaying four Joy Camps postcards of different colors with different scenes depicted on each. Each postcard reads, "...

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