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Girl's White Leather Gloves

Date: 1845 after

Description: These girl's gloves are made of off-white kid leather. They are completely hand-stitched in beige thread, top stitched around the fingers and thumb, with t...

Date: 1889 ca.

Description: Seven yarn samples from St. Paul Knitting Works, dated between April 7, 1888 and February 21, 1889, affixed to a page in an Appleton Woolen Mills sample bo...

Historical Object

McCormick Electrotype

Date:  date unknown

Description: Electrotype created for the letterpress print of McCormick's Harvester and Self Binder. A woodcut was created first, the electrotype next, then the letterp...

Date: 1984 ca.

Description: One presidential political campaign poster for Ronald Reagan and George Bush. One side displays numerous photographs of groups of people around a large ima...

Historical Object

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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Description: First one light is the truth and then another
but always it is shining on some counterpart

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Description: Framed assortment of Wisconsin political campaign buttons ranging from Warren P. Knowles bid for Wisconsin Governor in 1964 to Tommy Thompson's run for pre...

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Description: A white and blue striped folded plastic cap with red text that reads: "Nixon's the One!"

Historical Object

Wisconsin Thematic Panel 1-6

Date:  date unknown

Description: We've at least been able to conserve something if it's only the idea of conserving for conservation's sake
But the community interests ought to come fir...

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Description: A fire is not a place, but a containment
to keep burning.

A reassembly of inner flames around the patriarch,
A school and script for golden we...

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

Historical Object

FDR Campaign Pin

Date: 1936 

Description: Wisconsin campaign pin for Franklin Delano Roosevelt and John Nance Garner's 1936 run. It reads "Roosevelt Garner Club, Wisconsin."

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Description: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Scrapbook displaying two photographs. One shows Sue Ann and two cabin mates, along with counselor Miss Rusty, in sleeping bags in...

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...

Historical Object

The Plaza

Date: 1901 

Description: Souvenir playing card out of a full deck from the Pan-American Exposition. The Five of Hearts displays a drawing of "The Plaza", a two piece building with...

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

Date: 1972 ca.

Description: Three bumper stickers for George McGovern and running mate Robert Shriver. The top bumper sticker is blue and white, and the middle bumper sticker is white...

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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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Description: For any master line drawn fine enough or spoken well
let us call all professionals to wear the laurel
and deck the Halls of Fame

Historical Object

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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