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Historical Essay

Granger Gourd

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Ceremonial container made from a gourd, presented to Wisconsin Governor William R. Taylor, 1874. (Museum object #1993.53)
Historical Essay

Teddy Roosevelt Campaign Bandana

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Bandana featuring music score for campaign song "We Want Teddy," used at a Milwaukee campaign rally for Theodore Roosevelt, 1912. (Museum object #1970.204)
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Lottery Ball Drawing Machine

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Ball drawing machine used by the Wisconsin Lottery for Daily Pick 3 and Daily Pick 4 games, 1992-2000. (Museum object #2001.83.16.1A-B)
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Democratic Convention Delegate Badge

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Badge worn to support William Jennings Bryan by Wisconsin delegate Charles Donohue at Democratic Convention, Denver, July 1908 (Museum object #1997.36.1)
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Gumball Slot Machine

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Trade stimulator gumball slot machine seized from a Shullsburg, Wisconsin tavern in 1945. (Museum object #2008.13.1A-B)
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Victor Berger Campaign Banner

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
United States Senate campaign banner for Milwaukee Socialist Congressman Victor L. Berger, April 1918. (Museum object #1992.168)
Historical Essay

Father Groppi 'Denial of Absolution' Collage

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Collage featuring likeness of civil rights activist Father James Edmund Groppi by artist Gloria Adair of Milwaukee, 1966. (Museum object #1993.37.1)
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Governor Dreyfus's Red Vest

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Red velveteen vest worn by Wisconsin Governor Lee Sherman Dreyfus, c. 1975. (Museum object #1982.450.15)
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First Lady's Irene Evening Gown

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Garnet velvet evening gown worn by Wisconsin First Lady Charlotte McAleer Kohler to President Eisenhower's 1953 Inauguration Ball. (Museum object #1960.211
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1850s Personal Appointment Calendar

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Appointment book made of ivory, used by Wisconsin politician and businessman Cassius Fairchild of Madison, WI, during the 1850s. (Museum object #1971.19)
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CCC Trunk

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Trunk used by Werner Brunner while working on Civilian Conservation Corps projects in La Crosse County, Wisconsin, 1934-1935.(Museum object #1990.165.26,A)
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State Capitol Spittoon

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Ornamented bronze cuspidor (spittoon) used in the Wisconsin State Capitol, c. 1915-1955. (Museum object #1955.3600,A-B)
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Vel Phillips's Common Council Desk

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Desk used by Milwaukee Alder Vel Phillips, made by the Northwestern Furniture Company for Milwaukee City Hall, 1895. (Museum object #2007.16.1)
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Mrs. Fairchild's Worth Gown

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Gown made by Charles Frederick Worth of Paris for Frances Fairchild of Madison, Wisconsin, 1880. (Museum object #1945.960,A)
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Sue Ann Thompson's Inauguration Gown

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Inauguration gown worn by Wisconsin First Lady Sue Ann Thompson at her first inauguration ball, 1987. (Museum object #2003.61.1a-b)
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Punch Card Voting Device

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Votomatic punch card voting device used in Walworth County, Wisconsin, until 2000. (Museum object #2006.24.1)
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Seamen's Union Knotwork Plaque

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Plaque commemorating the passage of the 1915 Seaman's Act. (Museum object #1942.530)
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Anti-Spearfishing Concrete Walleye Decoy

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Concrete walleye decoy purchased at PARR Rally in Minocqua, Wisconsin, April 15, 1989. (Museum object #1990.178.1)
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Glass Used by Teddy Roosevelt after Assassination Attempt

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Sterling Hall Bombing Engine Fragment

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Engine fragment from the van used in the Sterling Hall bombing, 1970. (Museum object #1994.8)

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