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107 - Outdoor Cooking Methods

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Description: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying four photographs. Each photograph depicts cooking at a campfire, with meat cooking on wood spits, atop a metal s...

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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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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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The Johnstown Flood

Date: 1901 

Description: Souvenir playing card out of a full deck from the Pan-American Exposition. The Two of Clubs displays a drawing of "The Johnstown Flood", a castle like buil...

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: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Scrapbook displaying several photographs of Joy Camps activities. Includesa young camper with a hatchet and piece of wood; two ca...

Date: 1901-11-14 ca.

Description: Certificate appointing Y.W. Webb to Aide-de-Camp of the Grand Army of the Republic on November 14, 1901.

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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: First one light is the truth and then another
but always it is shining on some counterpart

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DDT, Compound of Extinction

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Description: Bumper sticker promoting the banning of DDT.

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Description: De Pere, Wis.

The sound has never left the harp
The song will never leave the well

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

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Description: The monument is now

The place is ripe for building a roll-call
of seekers out of the earth

For each, his glory is the doing
and his dre...

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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: 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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Boy's Shoes

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

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Description: The log who was made King of Logs is here entombed
eight round, ten long

For his design, the strengthened forest
capriciously outgrew them all...

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Description: Although they remembered everything that could not be tolerated,
their better natures,
surfacing through waves of church-worn care,
prevailed over...

Historical Object

Elizabeth Fisher Sampler

Date: 1820-04-24 

Description: Embroidered sampler bearing the stitched signature, "El Fisher April 24 1820." Elizabeth Fisher was the half-sister of Jane Fisher Rolette Dousman.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: An original poem and watercolor paintings of colored maple leaves, all by Louise Mears Fargo, decorate an album page with a photograph of her three childre...

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