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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

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Description: Rooms remembered for what they led to
What they shut out and how they silent sang

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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

Historical Object

The Fargo Children at Play

Date: 1908 ca.

Description: Five photographs mounted on an album page showing the Fargo children at play. At top left, in a posed studio portrait, Dorothy Fargo, sitting at left, "tea...

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Description: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying four photographs. Campers are in costume, standing in one photograph and seated in the others. In one photograph...

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Description: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying six photographs. The one on the upper left shows three campers sitting in a rowboat along the shoreline sketchin...

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Description: The log who was made King of Logs is here entombed
eight round, ten long

For his design, the strengthened forest
capriciously outgrew them all...

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Description: You don't have to pay if you can prove that the fun you had was clean

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Description: I'll show you all the imported graces
and you shall see New Fontainebleau

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Description: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Blue Album displaying several scenes from canoe trip. Includes photographs of campers at a campfire with a tent in the background...

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Description: Put aside anything so futile

All that fermented time
spent and blackened, much obscured,
is now restored with cheese and wine

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Description: Against the prescience of disaster is the safety of even numbers

Historical Object

095 - Campers on Horseback

Date:  

Description: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying four photographs. The top left is of a single rider on horseback. The top right photograph shows three "Pioneer...

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Description: A word without momentum that settled on a note of calm

caught wind

and spun its venom into froth, to cool
a Sunday afternoon in June

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: An original poem and watercolor paintings of colored maple leaves, all by Louise Mears Fargo, decorate an album page with a photograph of her three childre...

Historical Object

Paul Vanderbilt Pairing 132

Date:  date unknown

Description: The parson came. He said it well:
Enough is all we want, to hold and sleep on,
not the sky.
A little harvest of the sorrows
between the sentenc...

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Description: Well-scrubbed proprieties, in no danger
except the possible over-minding of their own manners
or being out-voted by Activists

Date: 1901-08 

Description: A photograph of Louise Mears Fargo and her children is mounted on an album page decorated with a hand-painted wild rose. In the photograph, Louise, wearing...

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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: Dearest Daughter,

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

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