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Description: Everybody who lived should get a gold watch for endurance and a chain for hanging.

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Boy's Blue Dress

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Description: Front view of a boy's dress made of blue and off-white windowpane check cotton with off-white batiste trim. The dress was made 1900-1910.

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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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136 - Joy Camps Directors

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Description: Outdoor quarter-length portrait of Joy Camps co-directors, Barbara Ellen Joy (on the left) and Marjorie Camp (on the right). Both women are wearing white s...

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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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Joy Camps Newspaper Publicity

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Description: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Blue Album displaying newspaper clipping and a related, original photograph. The newspaper clipping is from a Jacksonville, Illin...

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Description: The bargain was that the driven wedge would never be withdrawn.

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Wisconsin Thematic Panel 12-18

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Description: She didn't quite make clear what we were going to find when we got here on the outer edge of worry. It wasn't Chinamen and it wasn't wild rice. A haven of...

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Description: Exercise the body to work off the weight of mind, of pushing uphill a month-long night of doom. A better foot is leavened from the bottom of the day.

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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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Various Scenes Joy Camps

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Description: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Scrapbook displaying several photographs of Sue Ann Hackett's camp friends in the summer of 1949. Includes a girl wearing a swimm...

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Description: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying three photographs. Two of the photographs show campers and counselors working in resuscitation classes along the...

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: We were promised, we were told, that candy came in stripes and boxes. But some was stacked, like lost rewards, the chocolate-coated paradoxes.

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Dairyland Rat Poison

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Description: Dairyland rat poison container, made for the Wisconsin Pharmacal Company in Milwaukee. It was a warfarin-based poison.

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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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Description: A word without momentum that settled on a note of calm caught wind and spun its venom into froth, to cool a Sunday afternoon in June.

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Pastoral Needlework Scene

Date: 1800 ca.

Description: Needlework scene on silk worked in colored silk thread using running and crewel stitches. The hands and faces of the figures are watercolor on paper. Sce...

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: Badge for the Wisconsin Beekeepers Association 58th Annual Convention at the Hotel Retlaw in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. October 29, 30, 1936. Courtesy of Ruep...

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Description: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying five photographs. Young campers are participating in a number of activities, including tennis, seesawing, boatin...

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