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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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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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Girl's Homespun Cotton Dress

Date: 1862 

Description: View of a long-sleeve, brown and white checked dress worn by Cora Cundiff.

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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: The measure of solitude fades in the ripples
and there are more prizes than there are fish

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: Badge for the International Beekeeping Conference, including The American Honey Producers League, The American Honey Institute, Southern Beekeeping States...

Date: 1901-11-14 ca.

Description: Certificate appointing Y.W. Webb to Aide-de-Camp of the Grand Army of the Republic on November 14, 1901.

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Militia Cavalry Uniform Coat

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Description: This is a red United States (U.S.) militia cavalry uniform coat. It is mounted on a mannequin form.

Historical Object

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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Monster Knife

Date: 1990 ca.

Description: A woman holds the monster knife and its sheath. Giant knife presented to John Fox Potter by Missouri Republicans after Potter's threatened duel with a Virg...

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McCarthy Match Book Cover

Date: 1951 ca.

Description: Match book cover distributed by the Superior Match Company of Chicago. The front cover says, "I like McCarthy and his Methods. I am with Joe McCarthy in...

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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: 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...

Historical Object

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: In the soft underside of war
The home point is to be home again with honor
without quite understanding why

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105 - Camping Trip Scenes

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Description: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying four photographs of campers participating in outdoor camping. Left photograph shows campers cooking over a campf...

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Description: The disconnection sways,
rings out the moving targets racing with the mind in mathematic sound
that vanish in the distance and then appear again
a...

Historical Object

Oscar Meyer Banjo-Ukulele

Date:  date unknown

Description: A banjo-ukulele with the words "Oh, I Wish I Were... An Oscar Meyer Wiener..." on the body of the instrument. It was used by Richard Trentlage in the first...

Historical Object

Pink Baby Shoes

Date: 2010-07-27 

Description: A pair of bright pink, leather baby shoes with pale pink ribbons, made in 1851.

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Description: A word without momentum that settled on a note of calm

caught wind

and spun its venom into froth, to cool
a Sunday afternoon in June

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