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Image of Blotter, Desk - 2017.019.05

Blotter, Desk - 2017.019.05

Two ink blotters from the La Crosse Rubber Mills Company "We Can Not-We Will Not-Let Them Down". Picture on the left shows 3 soldiers next to a plane beneath the Three Musketeers.

Record Type: Object

Image of Blotter, Desk - 2017.019.06

Blotter, Desk - 2017.019.06

Two ink blotters from the La Crosse Rubber Mills Company "Soldiers of the Soil". Picture on the left shows a line of farmers on tractors beneath flags of the Allies.

Record Type: Object

Image of Blotter, Desk - 2017.019.07

Blotter, Desk - 2017.019.07

Two ink blotters from the La Crosse Rubber Mills Company "The Greatest Service of All! Our Government needs 55,00 young women for training to become war nurses this year." Picture on the left shows a young nurse saluting.

Record Type: Object

Image of Blotter, Desk - 2017.019.08

Blotter, Desk - 2017.019.08

Two ink blotters from the La Crosse Rubber Mills Company "We're On Our Way" Picture on the left shows Uncle Sam standing above a tank and beneath planes.

Record Type: Object

Image of Blotter, Desk - 2017.019.09

Blotter, Desk - 2017.019.09

Two ink blotters from the La Crosse Rubber Mills Company "America Marches On". Picture on the left shows a young boy sitting in a chair thinking of a musician playing music.

Record Type: Object

Image of Blotter, Desk - 2017.019.10

Blotter, Desk - 2017.019.10

Two ink blotters from the La Crosse Rubber Mills Company "Lo, I am with You Alway Matt. 28:20". Picture on the left shows Jesus over monks in boats on the water.

Record Type: Object

Image of Blouse - 2012.016.01

Blouse - 2012.016.01

Women's blouse. Very fine white cotton, long-sleeved, with lace at cuffs and collar-possibly Hardanger or another threadwork lace. Small hidden buttons on front: they are on the inside of the garment, making it confusing to the wearer.Inset of lace at throat. Pairs of small pleats at shoulder fronts. Back is plain except for gathering at small of back that is sewn in place with a short strip of woven white tape.

Record Type: Object

Image of Board - 2013.fic.311

Board - 2013.fic.311

Smal implement called a bullet board, for storing and carrying balls wrapped in padding and ready to be loaded in a musket. 7 identical drilled holes are sized to hold musket balls that are twisted in a "patch" and stuffed in, one per hole. Eighth hole at the top is larger and has a strip of rawhide tied through it, probably so the user could tie it to his belt or pouch. Handcarved from a small piece of a board.

Record Type: Object

Image of Board, Shoulder - 1990.021.13

Board, Shoulder - 1990.021.13

One US Navy Commander Shoulder Board. Navy blue background with three gold bars, five pointed star, and gold button. Snap for attachment on underside. Gemsco label.

Record Type: Object

Image of Boater - 1982.062.77

Boater - 1982.062.77

Firm flat straw boater hat with net lining. Brown grosgrain ribbon band around crown has a stripe along the center. Silk label inside crown.

Record Type: Object

Image of Bond - 2017.fic.879

Bond - 2017.fic.879

This railroad bond is blue with a boarder around the font. The note states, "No. 7," "Pierce Oct 27 1853," and "Received of Chauncy C. Elwell of Pince Sabrofor Co Twenty Five Dollars, in FULL payment of the First Instalment of Five Shares of the Capital Stock of the La Crosse and Milwaukee Rail Road, which instalment is payable at the time of subscription." There is also a signature at the bottom "EP Clinton." The back states, "Rail Road Stock Rec ...

Record Type: Object

Image of Bonnet - 1985.008.147

Bonnet - 1985.008.147

A taffeta winter bonnet. It is padded and ruffle in the front. The outside of the bonnet has a fabric weaved blue and yellow. The inside is a cream color. There is a label on the inside that reads, "I. Magnin Co. San Francisco Los Angeles Manufacturers."

Record Type: Object

Image of Bookend - 2007.024.01

Bookend - 2007.024.01

2 Bump Pump bookends used to advertise for the Bump Pump Company of La Crosse. Bookends are in the shape of a pump and one says Bump and the other says Pump at the base.

Record Type: Object

Image of Boot - 1959.905.01

Boot - 1959.905.01

Ladies brown leather half calf walking boot with almond shape toe and 1.5'' stacked heel. The boot has oxford style seams around toe cap and upper. Boot is front laced with 19 metal eyelets. Right interior boot is stamped with, "Arch preserver Shoe" in a box. Below the box is, "Made by the Selby Shoe Co.Portsmouth, Ohio. USA." Each boot is stamped on the sole with the same box logo as interior.

Record Type: Object

Image of Boot - 1982.044.05

Boot - 1982.044.05

Brown leather WWI Pershing boots. Tied open tab with 7 metal eyelet pairs. Stacked heel and the toe has a metal trimming on the bottom and the soles from the toe around to the heel have 6 rows of metal cleats. 1 metal rivet on each side of the shoe. 7 1/2 EE eched on the bottom center of both boots. Above is etched what appears to be No. 14M O M.C. U.S.A.

Record Type: Object

Image of Boot - WE.2010.1.293

Boot - WE.2010.1.293

Rubber sole of boot with most of pattern worn away.

Record Type: Object

Image of Boot, Riding - 1991.002.013

Boot, Riding - 1991.002.013

Medium brown leather knee-high riding boots in English dress boot style. Leather soles and heels. Stacked knock-on 3/4" heel. Pointed toe. Piping from sole to ankle. Interior pull straps. Interior belt near top to secure around calf. Design on left and right sides of boots just below the top opening, possibly a logo. HIGBEE on pull straps.

Record Type: Object

Image of Bottle - 1986.058.01

Bottle - 1986.058.01

A bottle of cognac from the Last Man's Club. The glass bottle is green. One front label has three stars and it is rounded. Another label reads, "Cognac Marcelle Brand Product of France Imported by Etablissement E. Bigeon, Inc. New - York - Paris - Cognac Net Contents 1 Pint 8.5 Fluid Ounces Alcoholic Strength 88 Proof," and it has vines and grapes around the edge. The last label reads, "Permit Number 167 Distilled Seven Years Ago Bottled at Cognac ...

Record Type: Object

Image of Bottle - WE.2010.1.651

Bottle - WE.2010.1.651

Blue glass bottle, with a metal cuff, possibly from a label, on its neck. "H. Brandon & Co Toledo Ohio" enscribed on the front.

Record Type: Object

Image of Bottle, Apothecary - 2017.fic.452

Bottle, Apothecary - 2017.fic.452

Tall cylindrical glass bottle with glass stopper and glass label that says " Tr. Myrrhae" some residue near top and settled at the bottom

Record Type: Object