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Paul Vanderbilt Pairing 63

Date:  date unknown

Description: You came to know that book by its covered distance,
well remembered by the measure
of the trudging barefoot mile

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Stuart at Bedtime

Date: 1899 

Description: A decorated album page features a photograph of Stuart Fargo at age two years. He is wearing a nightgown and is barefoot. There is a wicker chair on the le...

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The Fargo Children at Play

Date: 1908 ca.

Description: Five photographs mounted on an album page showing the Fargo children at play. At top left, in a posed studio portrait, Dorothy Fargo, sitting at left, "tea...

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Description: Two portraits of George H.W. Bush. One caption on the reverse reads: "Grandfather explains a few things about life to his granddaughter in a meeting at the...

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: Mosaic in the central lobby floor of the Wisconsin Historical Society, near the statue "Forward." This is the printer's mark of the Riverside Press. It was...

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Case for George Fairfield

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Description: Case for George Fairfield sixth plate ferrotype/tintype.

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would never be withdrawn

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Elizabeth Fisher Sampler

Date: 1820-04-24 

Description: Embroidered sampler bearing the stitched signature, "El Fisher April 24 1820." Elizabeth Fisher was the half-sister of Jane Fisher Rolette Dousman.

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Dairy Building

Date: 1901 

Description: Souvenir playing card out of a full deck from the Pan-American Exposition. The Two of Spades displays a drawing of the "Dairy building", a large ornate bar...

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Description: Two bumper stickers. The top bumper sticker, which has white type on a blue background, reads: "Citizens For Reagan in '80." The bottom bumper sticker, whi...

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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

Date: 1975 ca.

Description: International Harvester Scout cabs and bodies color chart. Contains paint chips for the main exterior body color and matches this with the interior color s...

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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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Description: Put aside anything so futile

All that fermented time
spent and blackened, much obscured,
is now restored with cheese and wine

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Barry Goldwater Oven Mitt

Date:  date unknown

Description: Oven mitt. One side is of a gold material, and the other side is printed with the words: "Go Hand in Hand with Goldwater."

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Description: Seven items in an assortment of political campaign ephemera for Lyndon B. Johnson. Includes an anti-Johnson funny money dollar bill with hand drawn images...

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Description: In God we Trust assorted needs

The complex amplitudes and waste
are never balanced, only tasted

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Description: As a sporting proposition of gaiety infused with taxes
no modern culture could survive
without a touch of France

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Description: White horses, white fences that money can't buy

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