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Air Mail Begins

Date: 1927-11-22 

Description: Souvenir envelope mailed by John A. Lester on the flight that inaugurated air mail service between Madison and Minneapolis in 1927. Madison's first incomin...

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Description: Around the corner: the geography of childhood

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Joy Camps Newspaper Publicity

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Description: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Scrapbook displaying a newspaper clipping with photograph and caption; Sue Ann Hackett and friend Virginia Brown are pictured her...

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Lydia C. Sawyer

Date: 1837 before

Description: Hollow-cut silhouette of Lydia C. Sawyer, who died Feb. 11, 1837 at age 22. Portrait faces right (proper left), with hair up, and a fringed collar.

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Description: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying five photographs. Young campers are captured in various activities, all near wooded areas. One camper in one pho...

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Description: Reflector and button for Wendell Willkie's political campaign. The metal reflector on the left is red, and has a "Win with Willkie" sign with white text on...

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Joy Camps Beaver Point Trip

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Description: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Scrapbook displaying several camp photographs. Includes the "Riding Committee meeting" (including the Dalmatian "Lindy"), campers...

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Copper Bird Object

Date:  date unknown

Description: A bird-shaped object made of copper.

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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: Set of five anti-FDR stamps with caricatures of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The stamps are intact except for the one on the bottom. Each stamp has perforati...

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Stuart Fargo

Date: 1902 ca.

Description: Hand-painted iris flowers decorate an album page featuring four photographs of Stuart Fargo. In the top two photographs, Stuart is "nearly 5." At left, he...

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Willie Davis Bottle Cap

Date: 1964 

Description: Inside of Coke bottle cap with a head shot of NFL All Star defensive end, #87, Willie Davis.

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Carsten Tank

Date: 1832 before

Description: Copper plate physiognotrace of Carsten Tank, the father of Nils Otto Tank of Green Bay, Wisconsin. Subject faces left (proper right) wearing a coat, tie, a...

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Description: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Blue Album displaying several scenes from the interior of Cabin I. Includes photographs of girls on bunk beds, storage areas next...

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Description: Framed assortment of campaign buttons for the presidential elections of Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and William Taft (1912), Woodrow Wilson and Cha...

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Description: You don't have to pay if you can prove that the fun you had was clean

Date: 1944 

Description: Holiday card made out of wallpaper. Ivy and berries frame the message which reads: "With a paper shortage at Christmastime, Sort of makes one cross and sur...

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

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Description: Our side of the fence is all dovetail — where they
winked and upset the story-book, that's
over on your side

Huge log attracts a loyal fan clu...

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