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Fluoroscope

Date:  date unknown

Description: The shoe fitting fluoroscope was a common fixture in shoe stores during the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. A typical unit, like the machine shown here, consisted...

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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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Description: A silk banner for the Communist League of America's New York Branch. The Communist League of America was founded in 1928 as a section of Leon Trotsky's Int...

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Description: Against the prescience of disaster is the safety of even numbers

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Description: Sunday was the day when, to a stranger,
almost nothing happened. But to us
it was the best day of all

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Painted Silk Fan

Date: 2010-02-10 

Description: Fan made in 1900-1915 by Duvelleroy, was crafted of Paris silk, mother-of-pearl, paint and sequins. It features an image of lovers looking at a statue of t...

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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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Fluoroscope

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Description: The shoe fitting fluoroscope was a common fixture in shoe stores during the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. A typical unit, like the machine shown here, consisted...

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Description: In the afternoon, nothing
Overnight, unseen

In the morning, a wooden horse with strangers
sending telegrams for more

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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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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

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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...

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Description: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Blue Album displaying a holiday photograph, with co-directors Miss Camp on the left and Miss Joy on the right. They are dressed c...

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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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NAA Championship

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Description: A souvenir from a national model airplane competition. A member of Hangar 13 of Beloit, Wisconsin was a contestant in this event and added this item to his...

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Description: The earth is never still, but speaks her lovers
lying twined among the roots of grasses, lying long
stretched out from hill to hill

There wher...

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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...

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Description: An unhappy majority
some of whom voted for frivolous reasons
reflected the north/south split

In their nascent paranoia, they preached their vi...

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Description: The measure of solitude fades in the ripples
and there are more prizes than there are fish

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Description: A man in motion moves upon good reason.

To create disorder
he must stop and settle down.

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