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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

Historical Object

Album Page

Date: 1917 before

Description: An album page, decorated with hand-painted sweet pea flowers, includes six mounted photographic prints. Enoch B. Fargo (1821-1892), is at top left, and his...

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Description: Five items in an assortment of political campaign ephemera for Aldai Stevenson and Estes Kefauver. At top left is a bumper sticker with yellow text on a bl...

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

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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: There used to be a quiet. It wasn't deafness, it was roses

But they don't make it any more
They think it was a toy

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Description: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Blue Album displaying several photographs and name tags for clothing. Includes one of the cabins (exterior view), and some of Sue...

Historical Object

Idleness Sculpture

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Description: Photograph of sculpture of a hand entitled "Idleness," created by Vinnie Ream Hoxie.

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Description: Exercise the body to work off the weight of mind,
of pushing uphill
a month-long night of doom.

A better foot is leavened
from the bottom o...

Historical Object

Joy Camps Chevrons and Logo

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Blue Album, displaying chevrons earned at camp, and the Joy Camps logo. Three different chevrons are included, a single, a double...

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Description: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying five photographs. Young campers are participating in a number of activities, including tennis, seesawing, boatin...

Historical Object

Map Sampler

Date: 1809 

Description: Embroidered sampler of a map of the United States.

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Description: Two presidential political campaign stickers for George H.W. Bush. The top sticker has a blue background and white and red text with red stripes which read...

Historical Object

Oscar Meyer Banjo-Ukulele

Date:  date unknown

Description: A banjo-ukulele with the words "Oh, I Wish I Were... An Oscar Meyer Wiener..." on the body of the instrument. It was used by Richard Trentlage in the first...

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Description: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Blue Album displaying several scenes from canoe trip. Includes photographs of campers at a campfire with a tent in the background...

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Description: Presidential political campaign ephemera for Ronald Reagan. This handcut heart-shaped political sign is red, white, and blue with a black and white headsho...

Historical Object

Bandolier Bag

Date: 2016 

Description: A beaded dance bag, which was once presented to General J.C. Starkweather by a Menominee Indian.

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...

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: Mosaic in the north/central lobby floor of the Wisconsin Historical Society. This is the printer's mark for Jehan Frellon, a prominent printer in Lyons, Fr...

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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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