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Paul Vanderbilt Pairing 42

Date:  date unknown

Description: That morning is adrift in passing;
it cannot last the day.
Those years are anchored to each other;
there is no other way.

Historical Object

McCormick Woodcut

Date:  date unknown

Description: Original woodcut created for the letterpress print of McCormick's Harvester and Self Binder. It has three sections and is connected using wood splines. An...

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Description: For any master line drawn fine enough or spoken well
let us call all professionals to wear the laurel
and deck the Halls of Fame

Historical Object

Wisconsin Thematic Panel 70-78

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

Historical Object

McCormick Electrotype

Date:  date unknown

Description: Electrotype created for the letterpress print of McCormick's Harvester and Self Binder. A woodcut was created first, the electrotype next, then the letterp...

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Description: A child could count in rounded numbers
the Christmas chance of pudding from the sky

Historical Object

Beaver Top Hat Edge

Date:  date unknown

Description: The frayed edge of a top hat made from beaver felt, worn by Green Bay resident Morgan L. Martin.

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Description: The first time out of doors in shirtsleeves is a moment of kindlier feeling,
of stern and lonely reservations gladly set aside.

With the passing...

Historical Object

Wisconsin Thematic Panel 79-84

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Description: A working lifetime minted these good coins – every day
devoted to circulating them through the same routine streets
wore them thin into retirement

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Description: Our side of the fence is all dovetail — where they
winked and upset the story-book, that's
over on your side

Huge log attracts a loyal fan clu...

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Description: All the tribal affidavits came finger-lickin'
to pray against the rain
to tolerate a cast of wills and listen to the stories
from the Book of Comm...

Historical Object

Wisconsin Thematic Panel 12-18

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Description: She didn't quite make clear what we were going to find when we got here
on the outer edge of worry
It wasn't Chinamen and it wasn't wild rice
A ha...

Historical Object

Fargo Family

Date: 1900-07 

Description: A decorated album page features two photographs of members of the Fargo family posing near the ornate porch of their home. In the photograph on the left, F...

Date:  date unknown

Description: We tend to forget that at the time of the destruction of the forests, an emergency situation existed. The need for lumber for the building up of the...

Historical Object

Beaver Felt Top Hat

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of the inside of a top hat made from beaver felt, worn by Green Bay resident Morgan L. Martin. The maker's label reads: "Orel Cook, Rutland, Vt."

Historical Object

Paul Vanderbilt Pairing 102

Date:  date unknown

Description: He was taught restraint and patriotic fiction,
letting automation by
to wipe the chimneys clean of issues
and make horizons in the sky

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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: There used to be a quiet. It wasn't deafness, it was roses

But they don't make it any more
They think it was a toy

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Description: Around the corner: the geography of childhood

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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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