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Painted Silk Fan

Date: 2010-02-10 

Description: Fan made in 1900-1915 by Duvelleroy, was crafted of Paris silk, mother-of-pearl, paint and sequins. It features an image of lovers looking at a statue of t...

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Girl's Cotton Dress

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Ivory check-woven cotton; machine-sewn; slightly dropped waistline; straight, unfitted bodice; knee-length skirt, gathered into waistline; full puffed slee...

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Paul Vanderbilt Pairing 102

Date:  date unknown

Description: He was taught restraint and patriotic fiction,
letting automation by
to wipe the chimneys clean of issues
and make horizons in the sky

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Air Mail Begins

Date: 1927-11-22 

Description: Souvenir envelope mailed by John A. Lester on the flight that inaugurated air mail service between Madison and Minneapolis in 1927. Madison's first incomin...

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Description: Well-scrubbed proprieties, in no danger
except the possible over-minding of their own manners
or being out-voted by Activists

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Description: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying four photographs. These images capture various scenes from a pageant staged outdoors, with a lake and distant sh...

Historical Object

105 - Camping Trip Scenes

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Description: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying four photographs of campers participating in outdoor camping. Left photograph shows campers cooking over a campf...

Date:  date unknown

Description: The tattered remains of a processing envelope from The Photoart House. Handwritten on the envelope is "Ice Machine, 111, 893," "Schoelkopf, 210 E Wash Ave....

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Description: Everybody who lived should get a gold watch
for endurance
and a chain for hanging

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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Worth Gown

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Description: Gown made by Charles Frederick Worth of Paris for Frances Fairchild of Madison, Wisconsin, 1880.

Historical Object

Map Sampler

Date: 1809 

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

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McCarthy Match Book Cover

Date: 1951 ca.

Description: Match book cover distributed by the Superior Match Company of Chicago. The front cover says, "I like McCarthy and his Methods. I am with Joe McCarthy in...

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Description: Dearest Daughter,

The year is flown.
We can't compete and we stand alone

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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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Description: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Scrapbook displaying three photographs from the Pioneer Party at Joy Camps. Campers are in outdoor settings dressed in costumes....

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Joy Camps Lake Katherine Trip

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Description: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Blue Album displaying three photographs from the Lake Katherine trip. Includes photographs of campers seated in the back of a tru...

Historical Object

DDT, Compound of Extinction

Date:  date unknown

Description: Bumper sticker promoting the banning of DDT.

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Description: A silk banner for the Communist League of America's New York Branch. The Communist League of America was founded in 1928 as a section of Leon Trotsky's Int...

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Description: There used to be a quiet. It wasn't deafness, it was roses

But they don't make it any more
They think it was a toy

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