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Historical Object

Polish Paper Cutting

Date:  date unknown

Description: This is a Polish paper cutting, an art form known as wycinanki, featuring a floral/flower design.

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Description: New land cut out by real imaginary lines
based in older spirit courses
lay and bedrock, flight of birds and pointed feet

Historical Object

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."

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...

Date: 2000 

Description: Framed assortment of political campaign buttons for George W. Bush and running mate Dick Cheney, and Al Gore and running mate Joe Lieberman. Three of the b...

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Description: Two presidential political campaign buttons for Jimmy Carter. The button on top has a green circular border around a black and white portrait of Jimmy Cart...

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Description: Three bumper stickers. The top bumper sticker reads: "Nixon 49/America 1." The middle bumper sticker reads: "Re-elect the President." The bottom bumper sti...

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Description: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying two photographs and two captions with extensive details of the camp's war efforts. Several campers in each photo...

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Description: White horses, white fences that money can't buy

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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

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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Description: Button bearing a Christmas tree logo and the slogan "No more shopping days 'til peace."

Date: 1964 ca.

Description: Five items in an assortment of political campaign ephemera for Barry Goldwater. Includes a reflector with white text on a red reflective background that re...

Date: 1936 

Description: The reverse side of a promotional cardboard and wood fan featuring an image of the Dionne quintuplets. This back side of the fan is printed with an adverti...

Historical Object

Spiritulalist's Seance Robe

Date:  date unknown

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

Date:  date unknown

Description: A round metal reflector with attached tab for mounting. The front has a red, reflective surface with a sign that reads: "Roosevelt for President."

Historical Object

Aviation Place Card

Date: 1931 ca.

Description: Art Deco-style place card with an aviation theme used for a women's luncheon at the Madison College Club.

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Description: The front cover for a music score titled: "Harding, You're the Man for Us," with words and music by Al Jolson. Includes portraits of Warren G. Harding, the...

Historical Object

Fluoroscope

Date:  date unknown

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: 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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