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Boy's Shoes

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Description: Boy's black leather shoes with double straps. They were made in 1884-1885.

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Houdini Award

Date: 1941 ca.

Description: The Houdini Award, an album, presented to Madison magician Ben Bergor by the Houdini Club of Wisconsin. Because Bergor won the award three years in success...

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: Mosaic in the central lobby floor of the Wisconsin Historical Society. This is the printer's mark of one the earliest English printers, William Caxton. He...

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Description: Five assorted rectangular presidential political campaign buttons for Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, and Al Gore. One button is white with a blue stripe th...

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Description: A business card sized invitation ticket to attend the victory party for Ronald Reagan and George Bush. It includes an illustration of the top neck of a cha...

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Twelve-Panel Vanderbilt List

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Description: Inside of twelve-panel folding "scroll." A master list of 24-8.5 x 11 sheets of handwritten or typed paper, detailing physical or thematic ways to categori...

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Description: An assortment of presidential political campaign buttons and stickers for John Kerry and John Edwards. One button uses gold and red stripes that alternate...

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Description: A silk banner for the Communist League of America's New York Branch. The Communist League of America was founded in 1928 as a section of Leon Trotsky's Int...

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Description: Height is might

The expansionists and the young
want up the elevation

An overview high, and especially away

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Description: A presidential political campaign paper racoon hat for Estes Kefauver. It features two bands that become a headband, racoon tail, and a top that attaches t...

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Description: A portrait of President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush.

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

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Description: Two presidential political campaign buttons for George McGovern and Thomas Eagleton. The lower left button is blue and white and reads: "McGovern / Eagleto...

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Description: Two political campaign door flyers for John Kerry and running mate John Edwards. The one on the left includes a portrait of John Kerry standing behind a po...

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Description: A blue bumper sticker with white text and a red underline that reads: "George Bush for President" cut and attached onto a white folder. (George H.W. Bush).

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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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Commercial Club of Boston Menu

Date: 1885-06-27 

Description: Menu for a dinner at the Parker House, given by the Commercial Club of Boston for the Commercial Clubs of Chicago, Cincinnati, and St. Louis. Imprinted on...

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John Randolph

Date:  date unknown

Description: Paper cutout of the silhouette of a man wearing a hat, long suit coat, boots, and holding a cane. Paper on back of framed image reads: "Purchased in Madiso...

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Girl's Cotton Dress

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Ivory check-woven cotton; machine-sewn; slightly dropped waistline; straight, unfitted bodice; knee-length skirt, gathered into waistline; full puffed slee...

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Description: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying three photographs. In one photograph Barbara Ellen Joy, camp owner and co-director, cooks over a large grill are...

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