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135 - Cabin IV at Bedtime

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Description: Large group of campers outside their cabin, dressed in pajamas and bathrobes. Some of them are using dippers with metal pails; on the far left a row of dip...

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Description: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying three photographs. In each, campers are participating in a historical pageant, on a wooden stage in one photogra...

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John Randolph

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Description: Paper cutout of the silhouette of a man wearing a hat, long suit coat, boots, and holding a cane. Paper on back of framed image reads: "Purchased in Madiso...

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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

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Description: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying four photographs. Campers are in costume, standing in one photograph and seated in the others. In one photograph...

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Paul Vanderbilt Pairing 67

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Description: On the map it shows the turkey buzzards circling overhead
to tell us who we are and what the odds.
Don't count;
a promise is no more than just a s...

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Description: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying five photographs. On the left is a Snipe setting sail with a camper and Miss Camp aboard. The top middle photogr...

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Joy Camps Newspaper Publicity

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Description: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Scrapbook displaying a newspaper clipping with photograph and caption; Sue Ann Hackett and friend Virginia Brown are pictured her...

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Description: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying three photographs. In one a man poses in a white military uniform holding his hat, with a lake and distant shore...

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Description: Let us be wrong in all our judgments

At that fine point We cannot quite believe
the steps between the superstitions
The feathers, the little e...

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Description: The buildup of Answers took many years

On Saturday the band was stilled
and Monday morning they tore it down
leaving front and back of another...

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Description: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Blue Album displaying several photographs and name tags for clothing. Includes one of the cabins (exterior view), and some of Sue...

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Description: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Scrapbook displaying two photographs. The top is a group portrait of the counselors who worked at Joy Camps in the summer of 1949...

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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: First-rate minds to write books, guide the young and lead the nation
but the target runs close to the ground

Historical Object

Potawatomi Moccasins

Date: 2008-02-14 

Description: Pair of beaded Potawatomi moccasins.

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Beaver Top Hat

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Description: Overhead view of a top hat made from beaver felt, worn by Green Bay resident Morgan L. Martin.

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Description: That cottage all with melting roses —

It was such fun to think ahead of it,
to condition all that air with smokesuds
and pick the mud out of o...

Date: 1819 date unknown

Description: A commemorative handkerchief created by a wood engraving on white cotton fabric. The scene is the Manchester Reform Meeting, in England. A crowd of demonst...

Historical Object

Girl's White Leather Gloves

Date: 1845 after

Description: These girl's gloves are made of off-white kid leather. They are completely hand-stitched in beige thread, top stitched around the fingers and thumb, with t...

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