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Wisconsin Thematic Panel 70-78

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Description: If everything stopped dead — watches, tickers, hands — on every island something new would bloom
and another age begin

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Dairy Building

Date: 1901 

Description: Souvenir playing card out of a full deck from the Pan-American Exposition. The Two of Spades displays a drawing of the "Dairy building", a large ornate bar...

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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: 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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Description: The bumper sticker has green text on a white background, and is for Jimmy Carter and Michael Howlett. It reads: "Carter Howlett." Supposedly promoting Jimm...

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Description: The monument is now

The place is ripe for building a roll-call
of seekers out of the earth

For each, his glory is the doing
and his dre...

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Description: Red, white and blue bumper sticker, with a white star, and red and white curved stripes, that reads: "Mondale/Ferraro."

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Description: An assortment of presidential political campaign ephemera. At the top is the inside of a holiday card with a color portrait of Bob and Elizabeth Dole, whic...

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121 - Array of Camp Outfits

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Description: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying a group portrait and a swatch of blue cloth from the official camp uniform. Original caption notes: "Our camp ou...

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Description: The tattered remains of a processing envelope from The Photoart House. Handwritten on the envelope is "Ice Machine, 111, 893," "Schoelkopf, 210 E Wash Ave....

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Description: For any master line drawn fine enough or spoken well
let us call all professionals to wear the laurel
and deck the Halls of Fame

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Framed Leaves

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: Skeletonized leaves in oval frame.

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Description: A presidential political campaign button for Ronald Reagan and George Bush. The button has a red and blue border that surrounds a black and white head and...

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Description: Folded card, with a portrait of General Washington on the front wth the text: "Our First President," and on the inside, a portrait of General MacArthur wit...

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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...

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Air Mail Begins

Date: 1927-11-22 

Description: Souvenir envelope mailed by John A. Lester on the flight that inaugurated air mail service between Madison and Minneapolis in 1927. Madison's first incomin...

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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: You don't have to pay if you can prove that the fun you had was clean

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Fluoroscope

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

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