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Date: 1907 ca.

Description: Autochrome Lumiere plate box cover that originally contained four plates (plaques).

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Description: The Winter was a legacy of crusted weights
now melted with the Passing of the Snow
so closed and callous differences can softe
to the hope for com...

Historical Object

Worth Gown

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Description: Gown made by Charles Frederick Worth of Paris for Frances Fairchild of Madison, Wisconsin, 1880.

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Description: His mind wandered without rescue

The man is innocent.

and had to be brought home to the corner
and stapled to the ground

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Description: Every macho-mind knows exactly what
and where it is – up front, smoking
hot, born to circumstances, savage
watchman of the several thousand Rights...

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Description: Rooms remembered for what they led to
What they shut out and how they silent sang

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Description: An unhappy majority
some of whom voted for frivolous reasons
reflected the north/south split

In their nascent paranoia, they preached their virtues...

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

Date: 1901-11-14 ca.

Description: Certificate appointing Y.W. Webb to Aide-de-Camp of the Grand Army of the Republic on November 14, 1901.

Historical Object

Painted Silk Fan

Date: 2010-02-10 

Description: Fan made in 1900-1915 by Duvelleroy, was crafted of Paris silk, mother-of-pearl, paint and sequins. It features an image of lovers looking at a statue of t...

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Description: In the letter was the hope that you were well
For shorter hours
A newer coat
And Grace when there was any Grace to tell

Historical Object

Wisconsin Thematic Panel 7-11

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Description: I had to know the point to which the path was tracked
and when the definition would cease to be my own

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Description: Threatening note signed "K.K.K." (Ku Klux Klan) with rock and rag that was thrown through Daisy Bates' window in August 1957. The note reads "The next will...

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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

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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 where a m...

Historical Object

Wisconsin Thematic Panel 62-69

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Description: 

The arrangements

Somebody takes care of it:
planning the details, announcements,
transportation,
setting the tone,
fitting all the lik...

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Description: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Blue Album displaying three photographs from the Lake Katherine trip. Includes campers grouped around a campsite, some sitting in...

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

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Description: Always looking at the vacancy in that great sea of people

All there ever was was a greeting card
and that one a mirage

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