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Paul Vanderbilt Pairing 45

Date:  date unknown

Description: The house was smaller than its legendary fill of righteousness
The author knelt before the scratched and wintered argument
to learn that Grace, in an...

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Folding Ruler

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Description: A wooden folding ruler for measuring, with a portion broken off.

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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: Button bearing a Christmas tree logo and the slogan "No more shopping days 'til peace."

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Description: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying six photographs. The one on the upper left shows three campers sitting in a rowboat along the shoreline sketchin...

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Frank B. Fargo Family

Date: 1906 ca.

Description: An album page features a collection of family photographs which include head and shoulders studio portraits of Frank B. Fargo and his wife Louise Mears Far...

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Description: Put aside anything so futile

All that fermented time
spent and blackened, much obscured,
is now restored with cheese and wine

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Description: Some towering hand-made genius had fighting words to sell

Date: 1907 ca.

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

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Paul Vanderbilt Pairing 72

Date:  date unknown

Description: Old skin is yet alive to whispered lashings,
the quick-step dried and gone to the bone.
Embrace the wall and face away from trouble
in the winter...

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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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We Fell for Vel

Date:  date unknown

Description: Campaign sticker for Vel Phillips.

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Composition Doll

Date: 2010-05-04 

Description: A girl doll dating back to 1890-1900. She is painted brown, and wearing a striped coat over a flowered dress.

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Wisconsin Thematic Panel 62-69

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Description: The arrangements

Somebody takes care of it:
planning the details, announcements,
transportation,
setting the tone,
fitting all the likel...

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

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Service building

Date: 1901 

Description: Souvenir playing card out of a full deck from the Pan-American Exposition. The Queen of Hearts displays a drawing of the "Service Building", a large castle...

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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...

Date: 1961-08-26 

Description: A ticket for the 12th Annual Midwest Shrine Game between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears. The game, which took place at Milwaukee County Stadiu...

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Description: The first time out of doors in shirtsleeves is a moment of kindlier feeling,
of stern and lonely reservations gladly set aside.

With the passing...

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Stuart at Age Three

Date: 1900 

Description: Four trimmed studio portraits of Stuart Fargo are mounted on an album page decorated with a watercolor painting of three pansy flowers. The photographs at...

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