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Spiritulalist's Seance Robe

Date:  date unknown

Description: A seance robe worn by Louise Parke during her work as a Spiritualist in Wisconsin.

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Wisconsin Thematic Panel 55-61

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Description: Way back in the soft center of hard times
did not their resistance to change in the sentiment
make some sense

What could take the place of the...

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: Mosaic in the south/central lobby floor of the Wisconsin Historical Society. The printer's mark of Melchor Lotter, a Leipzig printer from 1491-1536, was in...

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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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Description: A child could count in rounded numbers
the Christmas chance of pudding from the sky

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Description: The river told them how to make the map
and
Legends later flocked the shore

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Description: The boss says —
The center is —

Good workmen then served two masters
One a man, the other a craft

A fine-edged tool biting life-long in...

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Sue Ann Hackett with Friends

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Description: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Blue Album displaying several photographs. Includes dock on lake, with distant shoreline, Sue Ann with a friend and her mother, o...

Date: 1976 ca.

Description: Two presidential political campaign stickers for George McGovern. The sticker on the left is white with blue text and displays a smiley face and reads: "Vo...

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Description: A presidential political campaign bumper sticker reads: "BUSH QUAYLE 88" at a diagonal direction from the lower left corner to the upper right corner. The...

Date: 1920-11-25 

Description: Menu for a banquet given by the President of Panama for President-Elect Warren G. Harding in Panama. Printed on a length of fringed silk with a blue twiste...

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The Fargo Children at Play

Date: 1908 ca.

Description: Five photographs mounted on an album page showing the Fargo children at play. At top left, in a posed studio portrait, Dorothy Fargo, sitting at left, "tea...

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: Mosaic in the north/central lobby floor of the Wisconsin Historical Society. This is the printer's mark for Jehan Frellon, a prominent printer in Lyons, Fr...

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

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Map Sampler

Date: 1809 

Description: Embroidered sampler of a map of the United States.

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Description: Star of our Jesus, so extra bright
Make me a country child just for tonight

Bur Grinnerung an die
Jubiläumsfeier der Freien Gemeinde von Sauf...

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FDR Campaign Pin

Date: 1936 

Description: Wisconsin campaign pin for Franklin Delano Roosevelt and John Nance Garner's 1936 run. It reads "Roosevelt Garner Club, Wisconsin."

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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...

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: Mosaic in the central lobby floor of the Wisconsin Historical Society, near the statue "Forward." This is the printer's mark of the Riverside Press. It was...

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