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Explore a selection of handheld fans and learn about their history.

Date: 1961-12-01 before

Description: Front cover and menu listing from a party given on the occasion of Rex Stout's 75th birthday, with a drawing of Stout's head by Austin Briggs, who illustra...

Date: 1892 

Description: Chromolithograph card of an Irish couple from Londonderry in "native" Irish costume, posing next to a Singer sewing machine. Part of a "Costumes of All Nat...

Date: 1954-09-06 

Description: Mrs. Evelyn Gotzion of 3222 James Street in Madison, Labor Day Queen, shows her ring to Orla Coleman, president of the Madison Federation of Labor. The rin...

Date: 1892 

Description: Chromolithograph card of a Spanish couple from Salamanca in "native" Salamancan costume, posing next to a Singer sewing machine. Part of a "Costumes of All...

Date: 1950-05-06 before

Description: Front cover and menu page from the luncheon menu for the Cunard White Star ship R.M.S. Queen Mary, with figurines of a white lamb and a shepherd and...

Date: 1892 

Description: Chromolithograph card of a woman in "native" Neapolitan costume, posing next to a Singer sewing machine. Part of a "Costumes of All Nations," set created a...

Date: 1885-06-23 before

Description: Menu card and satin overlay with the intertwined initials "M" and "A" for the Eighth Annual Banquet of the Merchants Association at Plankinton House. The f...

Date: 1892 

Description: Chromolithograph card of a Dutch couple from Island Marken in the Netherlands in "native" Dutch costume, posing next to a Singer sewing machine. Part of a...

Date: 1948-05-15 before

Description: Dinner menu from the Holland-America Line ship R.M.S. Nieuw Amsterdam, with an illustration of "A Repast About 100 B.C.," with men and a woman gathe...

Date: 1892 

Description: Chromolithograph card of a man in "native" Tunisian costume, posing next to a Singer sewing machine. Part of a "Costumes of All Nations," set created as a...

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Description: Front cover and menu pages from Knott's Berry Place, with multi-colored boysenberries suspended over rows of plants in the fields, and parked cars lined up...

Date: 1892 

Description: Chromolithograph card of an Spanish couple from Corunna in "native" Corunnan costume, posing next to a Singer sewing machine. Part of a "Costumes of All Na...

Date: 2006-11-23 before

Description: One-page menu for a five-course Thanksgiving dinner at The Beard House prepared by L’Etoile, with the restaurant logo and a background head and shoulders i...

Date: 1892 

Description: Chromolithograph card of a group of people from "Zululand" in "native" costume, posing next to a Singer sewing machine. Part of a "Costumes of All Nations,...

Date: 1865-05-23 

Description: Chromolithograph portrait of "Old Abe", eagle mascot of Company C, 8th Wisconsin Regiment (the Eau Claire Eagles). Old Abe is perched on a cannon with his...

Date: 2007-06-24 before

Description: One-page autographed menu for a six-course food and wine benefit dinner at L'Etoile Restaurant for Wisconsin Homegrown Lunch, a program promoting the use o...

Date: 1912-06-25 before

Description: Front cover of a menu from a breakfast given by the Pacific Coast Women's Press Association in honor of visiting members of the General Federation of Women...

Date: 1892 

Description: Chromolithograph card of two women and one man from Wales in "native" Welsh costume, posing next to a Singer sewing machine. Part of a "Costumes of All Nat...

Photograph

Babe Ruth

Date: 1935-10-15 

Description: Babe Ruth, wearing dressing gown, stands in the doorway of a train and signs autographs for clamoring fans, with a train porter in uniform standing by.

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