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Date:  

Description: Button bearing a Christmas tree logo and the slogan "No more shopping days 'til peace."

Historical Object

Joy Camps Hiawatha Pageant

Date:  

Description: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Blue Album displaying several photographs and a homemade, pageant program. Includes scenes from the Hiawatha Pageant that campers...

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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...

Date:  

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

Historical Object

Singer Advertising Card Box

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: Cover of a box produced by The Singer Manufacturing Company, which holds "Costumes of All Nations" souvenir cards, created for the 1893 World's Columbian E...

Date:  

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

Date:  

Description: First-rate minds to write books, guide the young and lead the nation
but the target runs close to the ground

Historical Object

NAA Championship

Date:  

Description: A souvenir from a national model airplane competition. A member of Hangar 13 of Beloit, Wisconsin was a contestant in this event and added this item to his...

Historical Object

Wisconsin Thematic Panel 70-78

Date:  

Description: If everything stopped dead — watches, tickers, hands — on every island something new would bloom
and another age begin

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Description: Patience we learned and requiem
to rest the tense who die
For we forgot the brazen earth
in courtship of the sky

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Description: 

The monument is now

The place is ripe for building a roll-call
of seekers out of the earth

For each, his glory is the doing
and his dr...

Historical Object

Wisconsin Thematic Panel 91-96

Date:  

Description: The visionaries: slightly seeing as many improvements
as there are egos to reckon with

Date:  

Description: The fife and drum are not so innocent
the vulture's eye is on the dance

Date:  

Description: 

That time of year.

Let's go watch the big wheels

The Saint, the King of Breakup with his Fool, parade the tarot Jack of Dice,
their drumm...

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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

Date:  

Description: It's a day for celebration, just to be so cheering glad and everyone to know

Date: 1944 

Description: Holiday card made out of wallpaper. Ivy and berries frame the message which reads: "With a paper shortage at Christmastime, Sort of makes one cross and sur...

Historical Object

107 - Outdoor Cooking Methods

Date:  

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...

Date:  

Description: Everybody was wonderful

Stars kept rising, pink and gold
Trailing threads of breathless music
barely out of reach
Hand to hand around the n...

Date: 1885-07-23 

Description: Mourning Badge with the image of Ulysses S. Grant.

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