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Historical Object

FDR Campaign Pin

Date: 1936 

Description: Wisconsin campaign pin for Franklin Delano Roosevelt and John Nance Garner's 1936 run. It reads "Roosevelt Garner Club, Wisconsin."

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Description: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Blue Album displaying several photographs from Kaubashine Creek trip. Includes campers in boats near a dock, and water and wooded...

Historical Object

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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Description: Although they remembered everything that could not be tolerated,
their better natures,
surfacing through waves of church-worn care,
prevailed over...

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Description: In the letter was the hope that you were well
For shorter hours
A newer coat
And Grace when there was any Grace to tell

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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

Date: 1972 ca.

Description: Three bumper stickers for George McGovern and running mate Robert Shriver. The top bumper sticker is blue and white, and the middle bumper sticker is white...

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Description: Five bumper stickers for Richard Nixon. The top bumper sticker has blue and red text on a white background and reads: "Peace with honor. Support our Presid...

Historical Object

Frackelton/Ohr Pottery Bowl

Date:  date unknown

Description: This earthenware bowl, which was designed by Susan Frackelton and thrown by George Ohr, is squat and bulbous. It is red with mottled green glaze on the ext...

Date: 1899-09-04 

Description: A head and shoulders photographic portrait of Stuart Fargo is mounted to a hand-painted album page. The watercolor painting is of four stems of blue cornfl...

Historical Object

Joy Camps Newspaper Publicity

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Description: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Scrapbook displaying a newspaper clipping with photograph and caption; Sue Ann Hackett and friend Virginia Brown are pictured her...

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Oscar Meyer Banjo-Ukulele

Date:  date unknown

Description: A banjo-ukulele with the words "Oh, I Wish I Were... An Oscar Meyer Wiener..." on the body of the instrument. It was used by Richard Trentlage in the first...

Historical Object

Joy Camps Logo

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: Joy Camps logo patch.

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Description: We were promised, we were told
that candy came in stripes and boxes

But some was stacked,
like lost rewards, the chocolate-coated paradoxes

Historical Object

Goldwater Freedom Dollar Coin

Date: 1964 

Description: Coin with an image of the Liberty Bell, surrounded by the words: "Goldwater Freedom Dollar, 100 American Common Sense, Major General, Photographer, Republi...

Historical Object

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.

Date: 1964 ca.

Description: Five items in an assortment of political campaign ephemera for Barry Goldwater. Includes a reflector with white text on a red reflective background that re...

Date: 1960 

Description: Framed assortment of political campaign buttons for John F. Kennedy and running mate Lyndon B. Johnson, and Richard Nixon and running mate Henry Cabot Lodg...

Date: 2000 

Description: Framed assortment of political campaign buttons for George W. Bush and running mate Dick Cheney, and Al Gore and running mate Joe Lieberman. Three of the b...

Historical Object

Paul Vanderbilt Pairing 67

Date:  date unknown

Description: On the map it shows the turkey buzzards circling overhead
to tell us who we are and what the odds.
Don't count;
a promise is no more than just a s...

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