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Girl's White Leather Gloves

Date: 1845 after

Description: These girl's gloves are made of off-white kid leather. They are completely hand-stitched in beige thread, top stitched around the fingers and thumb, with t...

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Elizabeth Fisher Sampler

Date: 1820-04-24 

Description: Embroidered sampler bearing the stitched signature, "El Fisher April 24 1820." Elizabeth Fisher was the half-sister of Jane Fisher Rolette Dousman.

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Framed Leaves

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: Skeletonized leaves in oval frame.

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Idleness Sculpture

Date:  

Description: Photograph of sculpture of a hand entitled "Idleness," created by Vinnie Ream Hoxie.

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McCormick Electrotype

Date:  date unknown

Description: Electrotype created for the letterpress print of McCormick's Harvester and Self Binder. A woodcut was created first, the electrotype next, then the letterp...

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Houdini Award

Date: 1941 ca.

Description: The Houdini Award, an album, presented to Madison magician Ben Bergor by the Houdini Club of Wisconsin. Because Bergor won the award three years in success...

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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Grand Army of the Republic

Date: 1882-03-19 ca.

Description: Certificate creating Post Number 25, Department of Wisconsin, of the Grand Army of the Republic.

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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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50 Years — Green Bay Packers

Date: 1971 

Description: Pin celebrating 50 years of Green Bay Packers football. There is a picture of a Packer helmet on the pin.

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Worth Gown

Date:  

Description: Gown made by Charles Frederick Worth of Paris for Frances Fairchild of Madison, Wisconsin, 1880.

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Limnology Apparatus

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Apparatus for limnological research conducted at Trout Lake, Wisconsin and elsewhere.

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Boy's Shoes

Date:  

Description: Boy's black leather shoes with double straps. They were made in 1884-1885.

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FDR Campaign Banner

Date: 1932 

Description: Campaign banner in support of Franklin Delano Roosevelt for President. The banner bears Roosevelt's image and the phrases "God Bless America" and "our next...

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Fluoroscope

Date:  

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...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A one-sided badge with the words "I'm From Green Bay Wis." printed on it.

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Dairyland Rat Poison

Date:  

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

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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.

Date: 1819 date unknown

Description: A commemorative handkerchief created by a wood engraving on white cotton fabric. The scene is the Manchester Reform Meeting, in England. A crowd of demonst...

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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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