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Description: In the afternoon, nothing
Overnight, unseen

In the morning, a wooden horse with strangers
sending telegrams for more

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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

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Description: As though the tree inclined lacked discipline, pruned of its working part

Historical Object

White Women's Shoes

Date: 1811 ca.

Description: A pair of off-white, kid leather women's shoes with shirred ribbon decoration on the top. They were most likely worn by Sylvia (Putnam) Hamilton (donor Gra...

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Description: Every macho-mind knows exactly what
and where it is — up front, smoking
hot, born to circumstance, savage
watchman of the several thousand Rights

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Wisconsin Thematic Panel 70-78

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Description: If everything stopped dead — watches, tickers, hands — on every island something new would bloom
and another age begin

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Description: If you will tell me, then, the things that you have read
I shall not have heard of them
but I will read them for your sake

There is a meeting...

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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...

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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....

Historical Object

NAA Championship

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Description: A souvenir from a national model airplane competition. A member of Hangar 13 of Beloit, Wisconsin was a contestant in this event and added this item to his...

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: Badge for the International Beekeeping Conference, including The American Honey Producers League, The American Honey Institute, Southern Beekeeping States...

Historical Object

Worth Gown

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

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Description: The earth is never still, but speaks her lovers
lying twined among the roots of grasses, lying long
stretched out from hill to hill

There wher...

Historical Object

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

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Description: We were promised, we were told
that candy came in stripes and boxes

But some was stacked,
like lost rewards, the chocolate-coated paradoxes

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Description: Exercise the body to work off the weight of mind,
of pushing uphill
a month-long night of doom.

A better foot is leavened
from the bottom o...

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Description: An unhappy majority
some of whom voted for frivolous reasons
reflected the north/south split

In their nascent paranoia, they preached their vi...

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Description: Around the corner: the geography of childhood

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Description: The measure of solitude fades in the ripples
and there are more prizes than there are fish

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