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Description: Everybody was wonderful

Stars kept rising, pink and gold
Trailing threads of breathless music
barely out of reach
Hand to hand around the n...

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Description: "I am the man with measuring pole on my shoulder. At the age of 21 years I was sawing log in the woods. Since then I have seen the old time way go and the...

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Description: Some towering hand-made genius had fighting words to sell

Date: 1931 

Description: Back side of a coin made for International Harvester to celebrate the "Reaper Centennial." The event commemorated the one hundred year anniversary of the t...

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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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Historical Object

Joy Camps Group Portraits

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Description: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Scrapbook displaying two group portraits. Includes a group portrait of the campers in Sue Ann Hackett's cabin in the summer of 19...

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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...

Historical Object

Wisconsin Thematic Panel 33-46

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Description: The Little Bluebirds — has anyone expressed it better
than Judy Garland singing
. . . why, oh why, can't I

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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: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying three outdoor photographs of campers. The left and middle photographs show campers in different tumbling and acr...

Historical Object

Paul Vanderbilt Pairing 134

Date:  date unknown

Description: We always know what day it is
Because it never fails. Sometime between the awful and the coffee
that stepson drives along the road
and all the dog...

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Description: Sunday was the day when, to a stranger,
almost nothing happened. But to us
it was the best day of all

Date: 1901-08 

Description: A photograph of Louise Mears Fargo and her children is mounted on an album page decorated with a hand-painted wild rose. In the photograph, Louise, wearing...

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Description: Rockford, Ill.

J.H. Denison

Editorial room of the Milwaukee Journal

Probably the Black River at Black River Falls

Children taug...

Historical Object

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: Dearest Daughter,

The year is flown.
We can't compete and we stand alone

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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Description: I'll show you all the imported graces
and you shall see New Fontainebleau

Historical Object

Army Nurse Identification Card

Date: 1945-09-24 

Description: The identification card of Signe S. (Skott) Cooper, 1st Lt., ANC. (First Lieutenant, Army Nurse Corps.) The card was issued SEP 25 1945. Her photograph is...

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Description: Let us be wrong in all our judgments

At that fine point We cannot quite believe
the steps between the superstitions
The feathers, the little e...

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