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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...

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Description: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying three photographs. In one a man poses in a white military uniform holding his hat, with a lake and distant shore...

Date: 1864-12-15 ca.

Description: A notification of the President's thanks and certificate of honorable service to the 160th Regiment of Ohio Volunteers.

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.

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Description: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying two photographs and two captions with extensive details of the camp's war efforts. Several campers in each photo...

Date: 1902-09-20 ca.

Description: Certification appointing George W. Webb to Assistant Inspector of the Grand Army of the Republic, Madison, Wisconsin Post.

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Grand Army of the Republic

Date: 1882-03-19 ca.

Description: Certificate creating Post Number 25, Department of Wisconsin, of the Grand Army of the Republic.

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Fargo Children at Play

Date: 1903 

Description: A hand-painted nasturtium bud and leaf decorate an album page with five photographs of the children of Frank and Louise Mears Fargo. At top left, Frank Jr....

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Sherman, Campaign at Atlanta

Date:  date unknown

Description: Pen and ink memento of General William T. Sherman's Civil War campaign at Atlanta, Georgia, with pieces of a Union Flag attached.

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Description: Application to admit a child to the Soldiers' Orphans' Home, at Madison, Wisconsin, who had lost their father in the Civil War.

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Description: In the soft underside of war
The home point is to be home again with honor
without quite understanding why

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Description: Folded card, with a portrait of General Washington on the front wth the text: "Our First President," and on the inside, a portrait of General MacArthur wit...

Date: 1872-07-10 ca.

Description: A certificate admitting Colonel George E. Bryant to become a member of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee.

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Army Nurse Identification Card

Date: 1945-09-24 

Description: The identification card of Signe S. (Skott) Cooper, 1st Lt., ANC. (First Lieutenant, Army Nurse Corps.) The card was issued SEP 25 1945. Her photograph is...

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Indian POW Pouch

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Description: A red, fringed Indian (Native American) pouch with fabric patches that read "U.S. Army" and "POW-MIA".

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Rountree's Militia Sword

Date:  date unknown

Description: A scabbard and officer's militia sword that once belonged to Major John Rountree (a founder of Platteville) during the Black Hawk War in the summer of 1832...

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Wisconsin Thematic Panel 91-96

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

Date: 1819 date unknown

Description: A commemorative handkerchief created by a wood engraving on white cotton fabric. The scene is the Manchester Reform Meeting, in England. A crowd of demonst...

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Description: When we built our house
we couldn't afford it, but we built everything the best
It's our fortune, and I am so very thankful

A rock
An ark...

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Old Abe's Feather

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Description: A feather, likely from Old Abe. It was found among unsorted material in an envelope marked "Old Abe's feather for Helen". There is no information on who...

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