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Date: 1885-07-23 

Description: Mourning Badge with the image of Ulysses S. Grant.

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Description: Folded booklet with a head shot of Spiro Agnew, Vice President of the United States. The inside is printed with Spiro Theodore Agnew's personal and profess...

Historical Object

Caroline A. Alllcott Stone

Date: 1834 before

Description: Aperture type hollow-cut silhouette of Caroline A. Allcott Stone, sister-in-law of Dr. Increase A. Lapham. Subject faces right (proper left), and wears her...

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Description: A presidential political campaign paper racoon hat for Estes Kefauver. It features two bands that become a headband, racoon tail, and a top that attaches t...

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Description: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying two photographs. The left one is a view over water towards two young campers fishing in a rowboat. The right one...

Date: 1984 ca.

Description: A presidential political campaign volunteer recruitment packet and handout papers for Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush in '84. One item within the packet...

Historical Object

Wisconsin Thematic Panel 79-84

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Description: A working lifetime minted these good coins – every day
devoted to circulating them through the same routine streets
wore them thin into retirement

Historical Object

Stuart Mears Fargo

Date: 1898-03-08 

Description: An album page featuring five circular portraits of Stuart Fargo. At center is a head and (bare) shoulders portrait of him at age eight months. At the four...

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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

Historical Object

Scene on Thermoplastic Case

Date:  date unknown

Description: Scene on thermoplastic case.

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Description: Two sides of a political campaign fake dollar bill about George McGovern. One side is printed in green, with "1000%" in all four corners, a geometric borde...

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Description: A collage of a color comics cut-out of a photographer with a fantastic "Rube Goldberg" type camera with innumerable gadgets attached. The photographer's fa...

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Description: Interior view of group near the Main Lodge fireplace, with Barbara Ellen Joy seated in a camp chair reading to a group of young campers. Numerous decorativ...

Historical Object

Bandolier Bag

Date: 2016 

Description: A beaded dance bag, which was once presented to General J.C. Starkweather by a Menominee Indian.

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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

Historical Object

Fargo House

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: An album page decorated with a watercolor painting of blue flowers and green stems featuring four views of the Frank B. Fargo house on Mulberry Street. A c...

Historical Object

Paul Vanderbilt Pairing 134

Date:  date unknown

Description: We always know what day it is
Because it never fails. Sometime between the awful and the coffee
that stepson drives along the road
and all the dog...

Date: 1889 ca.

Description: Seven yarn samples from St. Paul Knitting Works, dated between April 7, 1888 and February 21, 1889, affixed to a page in an Appleton Woolen Mills sample bo...

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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...

Historical Object

McCormick Woodcut

Date:  date unknown

Description: Original woodcut created for the letterpress print of McCormick's Harvester and Self Binder. It has three sections and is connected using wood splines. An...

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