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The Joker

Date: 1901 

Description: Souvenir playing card out of a full deck from the Pan-American Exposition. This card is the Joker, it features a black and white official logo for the Pan-...

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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: Front cover and first page of cocktail menu from the Indian Room, Hotel Monona. The cover features a profile illustration of the head of an American Indian...

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The Airship

Date: 1901 

Description: Souvenir playing card out of a full deck from the Pan-American Exposition. The Seven of Spades displays a drawing of "The Airship." A round building with a...

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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: 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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Camp Craft at Joy Camps

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Description: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Blue Album displaying scenes of Joy Camps camp craft activities during Beaver Point trip. Includes fires and lashings, campers ea...

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McCormick Agency Sign

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Tin sign used to identify a McCormick Harvesting Machine Company dealership or agency. Includes a portrait of Cyrus McCormick and illustrations of a "harve...

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

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Jim Taylor Bottle Cap

Date: 1964 

Description: Inside of Coke bottle cap with a head shot of Packers full back, #37 Jim Taylor.

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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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Wisconsin Thematic Panel 1-6

Date:  date unknown

Description: We've at least been able to conserve something if it's only the idea of conserving for conservation's sake
But the community interests ought to come fir...

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Framed Leaves

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: Skeletonized leaves in oval frame.

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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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Description: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying three photographs. In one photograph Barbara Ellen Joy, camp owner and co-director, cooks over a large grill are...

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Description: All the tribal affidavits came finger-lickin'
to pray against the rain
to tolerate a cast of wills and listen to the stories
from the Book of Comm...

Historical Object

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.

Historical Object

Alphabet Sampler

Date: 2010-07-27 

Description: A sampler made in Ohio in 1850 with the alphabet in both upper and lower case stitched on it.

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Description: Years ago, there was a man-sound from the hills, and a lifetime later
its aged and legendary echo

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