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Christmas Album Page

Date: 1899 

Description: An album page titled Christmas 1899 is decorated with watercolor painted figures. These include a sprig of mistletoe with two berries and the Fargo...

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Ron Kramer Bottle Cap

Date: 1964 

Description: Inside of Coke bottle cap with a head shot of NFL All Star offensive end Ron Kramer, #88.

Date: 1885 

Description: Stephen M. Babcock's membership card for the League of American Wheelmen, Geneva Bicycle Club of New York for the year 1885. The card is signed by Secretar...

Date: 1984 ca.

Description: Three presidential political campaign buttons for Ronald Reagan and George Bush. The top button reads: "Cubans for Reagan Bush '84." The middle button read...

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Description: You who were spared I talked with night but last
about the velvet years
I remember from the window
The one that is blown is the one gone wild

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Rountree's Militia Sword

Date:  date unknown

Description: A scabbard and officer's militia sword that once belonged to Major John Rountree (a founder of Platteville) during the Black Hawk War in the summer of 1832...

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Pastoral Needlework Scene

Date: 1800 ca.

Description: Needlework scene on silk worked in colored silk thread using running and crewel stitches. The hands and faces of the figures are watercolor on paper. Sce...

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Wisconsin Thematic Panel 47-54

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Description: The fast movement was a nervous reach for something west.
But along the way there was no hurry. Wait for noontime, turned round to a movement eastward,<...

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Description: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying two photographs with caption. The larger photograph shows two of the camp's Skip-Jack boats, each with a camper...

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Description: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Blue Album displaying three photographs from the Lake Katherine trip. Includes photographs of campers in the makeshift kitchen wi...

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Description: Something less than the half of everything
is the better, the partner, the woman waiting

What counselor, over his shoulder, can count the ways

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136 - Joy Camps Directors

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Description: Outdoor quarter-length portrait of Joy Camps co-directors, Barbara Ellen Joy (on the left) and Marjorie Camp (on the right). Both women are wearing white s...

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Burt's Solar Compass

Date:  date unknown

Description: A brass solar compass, invented by William Austin Burt and built by William J. Young. It was used to survey lands in Wisconsin and surrounding areas during...

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Joy Camps Hiawatha Pageant

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Description: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Blue Album displaying several photographs and a homemade, pageant program. Includes scenes from the Hiawatha Pageant that campers...

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Description: A political campaign bumper sticker for presidential elections. Laura's edit: A bumper sticker with yellow text on a black background that reads: "Let's...

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Description: A presidential political campaign paper racoon hat for Estes Kefauver. It features two bands that become a headband, racoon tail, and a top that attaches t...

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Description: An event flyer for an appearance of Governor Bill Clinton and Senator Al Gore at the State Capitol Steps in Madison, Wisconsin. It features a photograph of...

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Description: A portrait of President George H.W. Bush and Vice President Dan Quayle.

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McCormick Agency Sign

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Tin sign used to identify a McCormick Harvesting Machine Company dealership or agency. Includes a portrait of Cyrus McCormick and illustrations of a "harve...

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Description: A business card sized invitation ticket to attend the victory party for Ronald Reagan and George Bush. It includes an illustration of the top neck of a cha...

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