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Map Sampler

Date: 1809
Description: Embroidered sampler of a map of the United States.
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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...
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Home Sweet Home Sampler

Date: 1877
Description: Punch paper "Home Sweet Home" sampler.
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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.
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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...
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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.
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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...
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NAA Championship

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Description: A souvenir from a national model airplane competition. A member of Hangar 13 of Beloit, Wisconsin was a contestant in this event and added this item to his...
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Limnology Apparatus

Date: 1890
Description: Apparatus for limnological research conducted at Trout Lake, Wisconsin and elsewhere.
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Apollo 13 Patch

Date: 1972
Description: Mission patch design for Apollo 13. This patch was worn by Commander James A. Lovell, Jr., formerly of Milwaukee; John L. Swigert, Jr.; and Fred W Haise,...
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Girl's Coat

Date: 1823
Description: Front view of girl's faded gray coat with red velvet trim. Worn by Jane Larned (Williamson) Hague (born 1819) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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Girl's Coat

Date: 1823
Description: Three-quarter view of girl's faded gray coat with red velvet trim. Worn by Jane Larned (Williamson) Hague (born 1819) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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Monster Knife

Date: 1990
Description: A woman holds the monster knife and its sheath. Giant knife presented to John Fox Potter by Missouri Republicans after Potter's threatened duel with a Virg...
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Memorandum and Account Book

Date: 1845
Description: Diary and account book kept by Nicolaus C. Duerst.
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Mourning Badge with Grant Image

Date: July 23 1885
Description: Mourning Badge with the image of Ulysses S. Grant.
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Rock with Threatening Note signed "KKK"

Date: 1957
Description: Threatening note signed "K.K.K." (Ku Klux Klan) with rock and rag that was thrown through Daisy Bates' window in August 1957. The note reads: "The next wil...
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Fluoroscope 

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Description: The shoe fitting fluoroscope was a common fixture in shoe stores during the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. A typical unit, like the machine shown here, consisted...
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Fluoroscope

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Description: The shoe fitting fluoroscope was a common fixture in shoe stores during the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. A typical unit, like the machine shown here, consisted...
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Fluoroscope

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Description: The shoe fitting fluoroscope was a common fixture in shoe stores during the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. A typical unit, like the machine shown here, consisted...
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Fluoroscope

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Description: The shoe fitting fluoroscope was a common fixture in shoe stores during the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. A typical unit, like the machine shown here, consisted...

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