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Map Sampler

Date: 1809
Description: Embroidered sampler of a map of the United States.
Print

La Follette, Sr. Engraving

Date: 1904
Description: An engraved head and shoulders portrait of Robert M. La Follette, Sr., during the period when he was the governor of Wisconsin.
Map or Atlas

Spines of Crown Collection of American Maps

Date: 1908
Description: Five volumes of the Crown Collection of American Maps, plus an index, showing the spines of these books.
Historical Object

Pastoral Needlework Scene

Date: 1800
Description: Needlework scene on silk worked in colored silk thread using running and crewel stitches. The hands and faces of the figures are watercolor on paper. Sce...
Historical Object

Home Sweet Home Sampler

Date: 1877
Description: Punch paper "Home Sweet Home" sampler.
Historical Object

Elizabeth Fisher Sampler

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

First Wisconsin Unemployment Check

Date: August 17 1936
Description: Front side of the first unemployment check issued in Wisconsin to Neils B. Ruud.
Print

Transit Company Dinner Menu

Date: July 04 1931
Description: Inside of Saturday dinner menu for the "North American." Includes drawings of Niagara Falls, New York, Old Fort Mackinac Island, Michigan, Michigan Bouleva...
Print

"South American" Luncheon Menu

Date: 1928
Description: Front of Tuesday luncheon menu for the "South American" for season. Gives rates for cruises on the "North American" or "South American" between Chicago, Il...
Map or Atlas

Map of Milwaukee

Date: 1836
Description: Map of Milwaukee including the Milwaukee River and Lake Michigan shore.
Book or Pamphlet

Aviation Stories

Date: 1910
Description: The cover of "Tom Swift and His Airship or the Stirring Cruise of the Red Cloud."
Book or Pamphlet

Aviation Poem

Date: October 1910
Description: The cover of John T. Trowbridge's poetry book, "Darius Green and his Flying Machine," illustrated by Wallace Goldsmith and published by Houghton Mifflin Co...
Historical Object

Air Mail Begins

Date: November 22 1927
Description: Souvenir envelope mailed by John A. Lester on the flight that inaugurated air mail service between Madison and Minneapolis in 1927. Madison's first incomin...
Manuscript

Kaminski Exhibition Contract

Date: August 28 1912
Description: A contract letter written on Curtiss Exhibition Co. stationery addressed to John Kaminski of Milwaukee. It offers him a contract to fly at an exhibition at...
Photograph

Fabric from 1903 Flyer

Date: 
Description: A piece of fabric (approximately 1" x 1") from the 1903 Wright Flyer. It is attached to a certificate and includes a photograph.
Document

Vilas Flying Certificate

Date: 1915
Description: Certificate issued to E.M. Griffith, the Wisconsin State Forester, so that Griffith could prove that he had flown at an altitude of 1600 feet in the "flyin...
Print

Doomed Demons

Date: 1935
Description: "Doomed Demons" by Eustace L. Adams, part of the Air Combat Stories for Boys series published by Grosset & Dunlap between 1932 and 1946. The cover art is b...
Historical Object

Aviation Place Card

Date: 1931
Description: Art Deco-style place card with an aviation theme used for a women's luncheon at the Madison College Club.
Historical Object

Northwest Orient Airlines Ticket

Date: 1948
Description: Passenger ticket and baggage check for Northwest Orient Airlines, illustrating their newly initiated around-the-globe routes to the Far East. This ticket w...
Print

TWA Baggage Sticker

Date: 1929
Description: A baggage sticker that advertises that airline as the "Lindbergh Line" and that is illustrated with a drawing of Lindbergh's plane, the "Spirit of St. Loui...

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