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Twelve-Panel Vanderbilt List

Date:  date unknown

Description: Outside of twelve-panel folding "scroll." A master list of 24-8.5 x 11 sheets of handwritten or typed paper, detailing physical or thematic ways to categor...

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Paris Exposition Fan

Date: 1878 

Description: A handheld fan made of wood and cloth. This fan depicts the event it was made to commemorate — the 1878 Exposition Universelle held in Paris, France. The f...

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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: 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: A presidential political campaign paper visor with images of buttons for Dwight D. Eisenhower. The buttons read: "Let's Back Ike," Ike in '56," and "I Like...

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Description: A folded pamphlet for George H.W. Bush for President, requesting support for the campaign through either a financial contribution or volunteering time.

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Description: Nixon-Lodge letterhead which displays a flag, and head and shoulder portraits of Richard Nixon and Henry Lodge which reads: "Californians for Nixon-Lodge."

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Home Sweet Home Sampler

Date: 1877 

Description: Punch paper "Home Sweet Home" sampler.

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Dairyland Rat Poison

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Description: Dairyland rat poison container, made for the Wisconsin Pharmacal Company in Milwaukee. It was a warfarin-based poison.

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Description: A paper advertisement with mail-in postcard for a subscription to the "New York Times" newspaper. The poster is blue, black, and white and has a portrait o...

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Description: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Blue Album displaying several photographs. Includes one of the cabins (exterior view), Miss Rusty (one of the Joy Camps counselor...

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Description: That instinct path to the waiting door
is a mile of running
beyond the last ounce of bursting heart

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MacArthur for President Tag

Date: 1948 ca.

Description: Small button tag on a string promoting "Republican, General Douglas MacArthur for President."

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Description: De Pere, Wis.

The sound has never left the harp
The song will never leave the well

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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...

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Painted Silk Fan

Date: 2010-02-10 

Description: Fan made in 1900-1915 by Duvelleroy, was crafted of Paris silk, mother-of-pearl, paint and sequins. It features an image of lovers looking at a statue of t...

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

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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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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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Description: There are Gothic ways the light comes drifting through a forest
clothes fit, things pad themselves
stone rests on stone and legends long persist,
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