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Description: Patience we learned and requiem
to rest the tense who die
For we forgot the brazen earth
in courtship of the sky

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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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McCormick Woodcut

Date:  date unknown

Description: Original woodcut created for the letterpress print of McCormick's Harvester and Self Binder. It has three sections and is connected using wood splines. An...

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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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Paul Vanderbilt Pairing 102

Date:  date unknown

Description: He was taught restraint and patriotic fiction,
letting automation by
to wipe the chimneys clean of issues
and make horizons in the sky

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Rountree's Militia Sword

Date:  date unknown

Description: A scabbard and officer's militia sword that once belonged to Major John Rountree (a founder of Platteville) during the Black Hawk War in the summer of 1832...

Date: 1885 

Description: Stephen M. Babcock's membership card for the League of American Wheelmen, Geneva Bicycle Club of New York for the year 1885. The card is signed by Secretar...

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Description: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Blue Album displaying several photographs. Includes one of the cabins (exterior view), Miss Rusty (one of the Joy Camps counselor...

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Description: The fife and drum are not so innocent
the vulture's eye is on the dance

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Description: If you will tell me, then, the things that you have read
I shall not have heard of them
but I will read them for your sake

There is a meeting...

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105 - Camping Trip Scenes

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Description: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying four photographs of campers participating in outdoor camping. Left photograph shows campers cooking over a campf...

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Fromm Label

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Description: Label from a Fromm Golden Glory Fox fur. The company's insignia is a stylized fox head.

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Description: The world is flat; we get around
this stretched credulity
by going straight as an arrow
and meeting ourselves in a space of time

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Langlade Letter Seal

Date: 1801 before

Description: A silver letter seal, which belonged to Charles Langlade.

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Description: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying six photographs. The one on the upper left shows three campers sitting in a rowboat along the shoreline sketchin...

Historical Object

McCarthy Match Book Cover

Date: 1951 ca.

Description: Match book cover distributed by the Superior Match Company of Chicago. The front cover says, "I like McCarthy and his Methods. I am with Joe McCarthy in...

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.

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Description: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying three photographs. In one a man poses in a white military uniform holding his hat, with a lake and distant shore...

Historical Object

Fluoroscope

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Description: The shoe fitting fluoroscope was a common fixture in shoe stores during the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. A typical unit, like the machine shown here, consisted...

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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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