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Description: That time of year.

Let's go watch the big wheels

The Saint, the King of Breakup with his Fool, parade the tarot Jack of Dice,
their drumme...

Historical Object

Wisconsin Thematic Panel 79-84

Date:  

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

Date: 1853 

Description: Case (opened to show front and back) for daguerreotype made to resemble a bound book. Mother-of-pearl decoration on front in the form of flowers, stems and...

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Description: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying five photographs. Young campers are captured in various activities, all near wooded areas. One camper in one pho...

Historical Object

74th Regiment Armory

Date: 1901 

Description: Souvenir playing card out of a full deck from the Pan-American Exposition. The Three of Clubs displays a drawing of the "74th Regiment Armory", a large cas...

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Description: As a sporting proposition of gaiety infused with taxes
no modern culture could survive
without a touch of France

Historical Object

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.

Historical Object

Wisconsin Thematic Panel 55-61

Date:  

Description: Way back in the soft center of hard times
did not their resistance to change in the sentiment
make some sense

What could take the place of the...

Date: 1907 ca.

Description: Autochrome Lumiere plate box cover that originally contained four plates (plaques).

Historical Object

Wisconsin Thematic Panel 7-11

Date:  

Description: I had to know the point to which the path was tracked
and when the definition would cease to be my own

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...

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Description: An event ticket to attend an "Address to the People of Milwaukee" from President Clinton and Chancellor Kohl. It reads: "Special Guest, Admit Two, Pere Mar...

Historical Object

135 - Cabin IV at Bedtime

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Description: Large group of campers outside their cabin, dressed in pajamas and bathrobes. Some of them are using dippers with metal pails; on the far left a row of dip...

Date:  date unknown

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...

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Description: The boss says —
The center is —

Good workmen then served two masters
One a man, the other a craft

A fine-edged tool biting life-long in...

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Description: Two presidential political campaign bumper stickers for Jimmy Carter and Admiral Elmo Zumwalt, as well as a postcard with a portrait of Jimmy Carter sittin...

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Description: Everybody who lived should get a gold watch
for endurance
and a chain for hanging

Date: 1899 

Description: A decorated album page featuring a full-length studio portrait of Stuart Fargo, wearing a long gown and sitting on a settee with a bolster pillow at the le...

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Description: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying three outdoor photographs of campers. The left and middle photographs show campers in different tumbling and acr...

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Description: A white and blue striped folded plastic cap with red text that reads: "Nixon's the One!"

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