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Ron Kramer Bottle Cap

Date: 1964 

Description: Inside of Coke bottle cap with a head shot of NFL All Star offensive end Ron Kramer, #88.

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Description: Each little world has its private Atlas
working his ethic in longhand
toward the stage set for the point of No Return

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Old Abe's Feather

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Description: A feather, likely from Old Abe. It was found among unsorted material in an envelope marked "Old Abe's feather for Helen". There is no information on who...

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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...

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Description: The earth is never still, but speaks her lovers
lying twined among the roots of grasses, lying long
stretched out from hill to hill

There wher...

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Description: To some who want to leave
it would be dull
But to us who want to stay
the moment is surprising:
never lax
only turning out of nowhere lastin...

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Description: The fife and drum are not so innocent
the vulture's eye is on the dance

Date: 1975 ca.

Description: International Harvester light duty models (100-500) cabs and bodies color chart. Contains paint chips for the main exterior body color and matches this wi...

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Memorandum and Account Book

Date: 1845 

Description: Diary and account book kept by Nicolaus C. Duerst.

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Joy Camps Group Portraits

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Description: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Blue Album displaying two group portraits. One is of Cabin I in 1950 and the other is of the camp counselors in 1951. They are po...

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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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Rountree's Militia Sword

Date:  date unknown

Description: A scabbard and officer's militia sword that once belonged to Major John Rountree (a founder of Platteville) during the Black Hawk War in the summer of 1832...

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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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Joy Camps Lake Katherine Trip

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Description: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Blue Album displaying three photographs from the Lake Katherine trip. Includes photographs of campers seated in the back of a tru...

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Description: Star of our Jesus, so extra bright
Make me a country child just for tonight

Bur Grinnerung an die
Jubiläumsfeier der Freien Gemeinde von Sauf...

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Wisconsin Thematic Panel 85-90

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Description: 200 years this tree grew here and so did I
We were raised here and brought up young ones

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Description: Either way, the sides are bridged,
from wine to water, cutting back to wine

Paradoxical appointments, anticipated hour —

No one event can...

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Description: Lightning cleared the air, that we could see
just how deep the rootland lay
Far below the wished for, but not beyond the Will

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Description: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Blue Album displaying several scenes from a canoe trip on the Lower Kaubashine Creek. Includes photographs of Joy Camps canoes on...

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Description: A fire is not a place, but a containment
to keep burning.

A reassembly of inner flames around the patriarch,
A school and script for golden we...

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