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Historical Object

Pastoral Needlework Scene

Date: 1800 ca.

Description: Needlework scene on silk worked in colored silk thread using running and crewel stitches. The hands and faces of the figures are watercolor on paper. Sce...

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Description: There are Gothic ways the light comes drifting through a forest
clothes fit, things pad themselves
stone rests on stone and legends long persist,
...

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

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Description: If you will tell me, then, the things that you have read
I shall not have heard of them
but I will read them for your sake

There is a meeting of th...

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Description: Everybody was wonderful

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

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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...

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Description: Children taught that the air is clear
if they stand like smiths, look straight ahead

The only thing they have to fear
is what they should have done...

Historical Object

Joy Camps Scenes

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Description: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Blue Album displaying several scenes. Includes photographs of a girl near a bridge with rapids, campers canoeing, a lineup of som...

Historical Object

Girl's Homespun Cotton Dress

Date: 1862 

Description: View of a long-sleeve, brown and white checked dress worn by Cora Cundiff.

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Description: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying four photographs of younger campers. In one photograph campers are standing on a dock near two boats. In two pho...

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Description: To some who want to leave
it would be dull
But to us who want to stay
the moment is surprising:
never lax
only turning out of nowhere lastin...

Historical Object

Worth Gown

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Description: Gown made by Charles Frederick Worth of Paris for Frances Fairchild of Madison, Wisconsin, 1880.

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Description: Every macho-mind knows exactly what
and where it is – up front, smoking
hot, born to circumstances, savage
watchman of the several thousand Rights...

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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

Historical Object

Wisconsin Thematic Panel 62-69

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Description: 

The arrangements

Somebody takes care of it:
planning the details, announcements,
transportation,
setting the tone,
fitting all the lik...

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

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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
to l...

Historical Object

Wisconsin Thematic Panel 19-32

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Description: Unkind to speak of the ancestral vocabulary as dream-talk,
unkind to wake the dreamer

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Description: That cottage all with melting roses –

It was such fun to think ahead of it,
to condition all that air with smokesuds
and pick the mud out of our ea...

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Description: Hang hope still higher, let it ring
Spend every care this day

for hope itself must decorate the dream

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