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Wisconsin Thematic Panel 1-6

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Description: We've at least been able to conserve something if it's only the idea of conserving for conservation's sake
But the community interests ought to come fir...

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Description: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying four photographs. At the top left is a birch bark canoe on a covered stand with paddles on racks. At upper right...

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Album Page

Date: 1917 before

Description: An album page, decorated with hand-painted sweet pea flowers, includes six mounted photographic prints. Enoch B. Fargo (1821-1892), is at top left, and his...

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Description: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying five photographs. On the left is a Snipe setting sail with a camper and Miss Camp aboard. The top middle photogr...

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Description: An event ticket to attend an "Address to the People of Milwaukee" from President Clinton and Chancellor Kohl. It reads: "Special Guest, Admit Two, Pere Mar...

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Description: It's a day for celebration, just to be so cheering glad and everyone to know

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Description: When we built our house
we couldn't afford it, but we built everything the best
It's our fortune, and I am so very thankful

A rock
An ark...

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Burt's Solar Compass

Date:  date unknown

Description: A brass solar compass, invented by William Austin Burt and built by William J. Young. It was used to survey lands in Wisconsin and surrounding areas during...

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Description: Three bumper stickers. The top bumper sticker reads: "Nixon 49/America 1." The middle bumper sticker reads: "Re-elect the President." The bottom bumper sti...

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Goldwater Freedom Dollar Coin

Date: 1964 

Description: Coin depicting Barry Goldwater's head in profile surrounded by a laurel wreath, and the words: "Barry Morris Goldwater, Mr. Conservative, Born January 1, 1...

Date: 1984 ca.

Description: A presidential political campaign volunteer recruitment packet and handout papers for Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush in '84. One item within the packet...

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Description: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Blue Album displaying several scenes from canoe trip. Includes photographs of campers at a campfire with a tent in the background...

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: Mosaic in the north/central lobby floor of the Wisconsin Historical Society. This is the printer's mark for Jehan Frellon, a prominent printer in Lyons, Fr...

Date: 1972 ca.

Description: Three bumper stickers for George McGovern and running mate Robert Shriver. The top bumper sticker is blue and white, and the middle bumper sticker is white...

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

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Description: An assortment of 10 presidential political campaign buttons for Al Gore and Joe Lieberman. One of the buttons has a border red and white stripes and a blue...

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Description: Three presidential political campaign buttons. The button on the top left is white with red text and reads: "Bush and Swaggart." The button at bottom left...

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Description: Interior view of group near the Main Lodge fireplace, with Barbara Ellen Joy seated in a camp chair reading to a group of young campers. Numerous decorativ...

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: 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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