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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...

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Wisconsin Thematic Panel 91-96

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Description: The visionaries: slightly seeing as many improvements
as there are egos to reckon with

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Description: The bargain was that the driven wedge
would never be withdrawn

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Description: The buildup of Answers took many years

On Saturday the band was stilled
and Monday morning they tore it down
leaving front and back of another...

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Home Sweet Home Sampler

Date: 1877 

Description: Punch paper "Home Sweet Home" sampler.

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Rosary with Cross

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Description: A rosary made of wooden (probably) beads and a dark, metal cross.

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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 o...

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Joy Camps Counselors

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Description: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Scrapbook displaying several photographs. Includes different counselors standing and sitting, who were working at Joy Camps in th...

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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...

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

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Description: Height is might

The expansionists and the young
want up the elevation

An overview high, and especially away

Date: 1907 ca.

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

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Description: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Blue Album displaying several scenes from a canoe trip on the Lower Kaubashine Creek. Includes photographs of Joy Camps canoes on...

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

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Description: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying three photographs. In one a man poses in a white military uniform holding his hat, with a lake and distant shore...

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.

Historical Object

McCormick Electrotype

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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: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying two photographs. In one, a number of campers are kneeling, working in a farmer's field. A tractor and line of tr...

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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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Beaded Mocassins

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: View from the heel of a pair of dark brown leather moccasins beaded in yellow, pink, green and white floral and plant designs. The moccasins were created a...

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