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Date: 1848 ca.

Description: Sketch of the Madison Women's Seminary on the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and East Johnson. The Madison Female Academy was a 19th century school for girls w...

Date: 1844-10 ca.

Description: A variant of a wood engraving dated October, 1844. Incorporated as the villiage of Southport in 1841 (so-named because it was the southern-most natural har...

Date: 1845 

Description: Wisconsin was considered part of Michigan Territory until 1836, a year before Michigan entered statehood. Drawn three years before Wisconsin entered stateh...

Painting

Fort Crawford

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: A view of Fort Crawford (the second site and buildings of 1829-?).

Photograph

Vedder House

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: The Cornelia Vedder house. Described as the house "where George Winnie, a conductor on the Milwaukee and Prairie du Chien Railroad, stayed at the end of hi...

Date: 1842 

Description: A map of the Western rivers, a "travellers guide" exhibiting the Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio and Illinois Rivers with principal towns.

Date: 1846 

Description: This map is paint and ink on board with relief shown pictorially. The map was planned by Alfred Ames, drawn by one daughter and painted by another daughter...

Map or Atlas

Map of Milwaukee

Date: 1846 

Description: This map shows lot and block numbers, roads, railroads, and some landowners’ names and includes the manuscript annotations: "From the Lapham collection" --...

Date: 1846 ca.

Description: A hand-colored map of Wisconsin shows the counties in the state south and east of the Wisconsin and Fox rivers and the locations of Indian lands to the nor...

Photograph

Little Stone House

Date: 1841 

Description: Photographic print of a sketch of a residential home titled, "Little Stone House."

Date: 1844-10 ca.

Description: View from a pile-driver on the north pier of the community then known as Southport. The pier visible at left center, constructed between 1840-1842, was th...

Date: 1846-05 

Description: Hand-colored map of southeastern Wisconsin showing the counties of Dodge, Jefferson, Rock, Walworth, Racine (including modern-day Kenosha County), Waukesha...

Map or Atlas

Map of Milwaukee

Date: 1849 

Description: This map shows lot and block numbers, wards, local streets, railroads, some landowners’ names, Milwaukee River, Menomonee River, and part of Lake Michigan....

Date: 1849-05-17 ca.

Description: Nodaway, Missouri; Sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon Trail). Wilkins d...

Date: 1847 ca.

Description: An artists rendition of the western view of the Thiensville mills from the local tavern.

Date: 1847 

Description: Drawing of a Native American man looking into the Milwaukee settlement.

Date: 1849-05-02 

Description: The ferry landing in Weston, Missouri; Sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oreg...

Date: 1849 

Description: Geological map of the mineral region around Lake Superior, including portions of Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois.

Book or Pamphlet

Map of Town of Calumet

Date: 1848 

Description: Foldout map of a sketch of the town grid of Calumet.

Date: 1847 ca.

Description: Carl de Haas house from across a river.

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