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Paul Vanderbilt Pairing 72

Date:  date unknown

Description: Old skin is yet alive to whispered lashings,
the quick-step dried and gone to the bone.
Embrace the wall and face away from trouble
in the winter...

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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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Twelve-Panel Vanderbilt List

Date:  date unknown

Description: Inside 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 categori...

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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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Composition Doll

Date: 2010-05-04 

Description: A girl doll dating back to 1890-1900. She is painted brown, and wearing a striped coat over a flowered dress.

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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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Rosary with Cross

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Description: A rosary made of wooden (probably) beads and a dark, metal cross.

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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: A child could count in rounded numbers
the Christmas chance of pudding from the sky

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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: If we could look forward? If they could have looked forward?
at what kind of life
along what kind of dotted lines?

At the top of the stairs, t...

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Description: Face up to the oncoming interest due
when it's blushing right there as a shadow
and the fact is a whistle away

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Black Bisque Doll

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Description: A bisque doll of a woman with her face and hands painted black. She is wearing a red plaid dress with two aprons. The doll was made in Germany in 1890-1910...

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Description: Native buildings, hardly noticed in the tapestry,
long as a house of indeterminates
full of ladders unexplained

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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...

Date: 1902-09-20 ca.

Description: Certification appointing George W. Webb to Assistant Inspector of the Grand Army of the Republic, Madison, Wisconsin Post.

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Sherman, Campaign at Atlanta

Date:  date unknown

Description: Pen and ink memento of General William T. Sherman's Civil War campaign at Atlanta, Georgia, with pieces of a Union Flag attached.

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Worth Gown

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

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Beaver Top Hat

Date:  date unknown

Description: Overhead view of a top hat made from beaver felt, worn by Green Bay resident Morgan L. Martin.

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Fluoroscope 

Date:  date unknown

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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