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Description: Lightning cleared the air, that we could see
just how deep the rootland lay
Far below the wished for, but not beyond the Will

Historical Object

MacArthur for President Tag

Date: 1948 ca.

Description: Small button tag on a string promoting "Republican, General Douglas MacArthur for President."

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Description: A word without momentum that settled on a note of calm

caught wind

and spun its venom into froth, to cool
a Sunday afternoon in June

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FDR Campaign Pin

Date: 1936 

Description: Campaign button for Franklin Delano Roosevelt, with Roosevelt's image at the center and the phrase "Carry on with Roosevelt" around the outer edge.

Historical Object

133 - Joy Camps Barbecue

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Description: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying three photographs. Two of the photographs show a large pig carcass on a spit over a grilling area. Another photo...

Historical Object

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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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...

Historical Object

Rosary with Cross

Date:  

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

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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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Description: His mind wandered without rescue

The man is innocent.

and had to be brought home to the corner
and stapled to the ground

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Description: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying four photographs of younger campers. In one photograph campers are standing on a dock near two boats. In two pho...

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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...

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Description: In the soft underside of war
The home point is to be home again with honor
without quite understanding why

Historical Object

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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Description: White horses, white fences that money can't buy

Historical Object

Joy Camps Group Portraits

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Description: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Scrapbook displaying two group portraits. Includes a group portrait of the campers in Sue Ann Hackett's cabin in the summer of 19...

Historical Object

Boy's Shoes

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Description: Boy's black leather shoes with double straps. They were made in 1884-1885.

Historical Object

Wisconsin Thematic Panel 7-11

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

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Description: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Blue Album displaying several photographs. Includes one of the cabins (exterior view), Miss Rusty (one of the Joy Camps counselor...

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Description: The fife and drum are not so innocent
the vulture's eye is on the dance

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