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

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.

Historical Object

Joy Camps Newspaper Publicity

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Description: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Blue Album displaying newspaper clipping and a related, original photograph. The newspaper clipping is from a Jacksonville, Illin...

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Description: Always looking at the vacancy in that great sea of people

All there ever was was a greeting card
and that one a mirage

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Description: A fire is not a place, but a containment
to keep burning.

A reassembly of inner flames around the patriarch,
A school and script for golden we...

Date:  date unknown

Description: The style of reachings, temporal or spiritual, for transformation of the earth

The chapel of Rockford Female Seminary, later Rockford College, 1889-...

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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

FDR Campaign Banner

Date: 1932 

Description: Campaign banner in support of Franklin Delano Roosevelt for President. The banner bears Roosevelt's image and the phrases "God Bless America" and "our next...

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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

Seashell Font

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Description: A seashell which served as a religious font in a church.

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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: 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...

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Description: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying five photographs. Young campers are participating in a number of activities, including tennis, seesawing, boatin...

Historical Object

Black Bisque Doll

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Description: A bisque doll of a woman with her face and hands painted black. She is wearing a red plaid dress with two aprons. The doll was made in Germany in 1890-1910...

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...

Historical Object

Houdini Award

Date: 1941 ca.

Description: The Houdini Award, an album, presented to Madison magician Ben Bergor by the Houdini Club of Wisconsin. Because Bergor won the award three years in success...

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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 n...

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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: 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...

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