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Description: Cranberry growing has been and is one of the most profitable and picturesque branches of agriculture in Wisconsin. In the 1860's and 1870's, land previousl...

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Wisconsin Thematic Panel 19-32

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Description: Unkind to speak of the ancestral vocabulary as dream-talk,
unkind to wake the dreamer

Historical Object

Pastoral Needlework Scene

Date: 1800 ca.

Description: Needlework scene on silk worked in colored silk thread using running and crewel stitches. The hands and faces of the figures are watercolor on paper. Sce...

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: Badge for the Wisconsin Beekeepers Association 58th Annual Convention at the Hotel Retlaw in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. October 29, 30, 1936. Courtesy of Ruep...

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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: In the letter was the hope that you were well
For shorter hours
A newer coat
And Grace when there was any Grace to tell

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Description: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Blue Album displaying photograph and object. The outdoor portrait is of Sue Ann Hackett in her first-prize Daniel Boone costume,...

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DDT, Compound of Extinction

Date:  date unknown

Description: Bumper sticker promoting the banning of DDT.

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FDR Campaign Pin

Date: 1936 

Description: Campaign button for Franklin Delano Roosevelt, with Roosevelt's image at the center and the phrase "Carry on with Roosevelt" around the outer edge.

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Description: Sunday was the day when, to a stranger,
almost nothing happened. But to us
it was the best day of all

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Ron Kramer Bottle Cap

Date: 1964 

Description: Inside of Coke bottle cap with a head shot of NFL All Star offensive end Ron Kramer, #88.

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Description: It's a day for celebration, just to be so cheering glad and everyone to know

Date: 1864-12-15 ca.

Description: A notification of the President's thanks and certificate of honorable service to the 160th Regiment of Ohio Volunteers. Document is signed by President Lin...

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Description: Please listen to the great owl
Please listen to the education

Please learn how to save hard things
for the easy way

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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: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying six photographs. The one on the upper left shows three campers sitting in a rowboat along the shoreline sketchin...

Historical Object

Old Abe's Feather

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Description: A feather, likely from Old Abe. It was found among unsorted material in an envelope marked "Old Abe's feather for Helen". There is no information on who...

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Framed Leaves

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: Skeletonized leaves in oval frame.

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Memorandum and Account Book

Date: 1845 

Description: Diary and account book kept by Nicolaus C. Duerst.

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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