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Date: 1849 

Description: Directions for putting together and operating McCormick's Patent Virginia Reaper. Features a woodcut illustration with labeled parts.

Date: 1844 ca.

Description: Full-length portrait of Mah-To-Toh-Pa. He is holding a decorated spear. "In the former letter I gave some account of Mah-to-toh-pa (the four bears), second...

Date: 1847 

Description: Distant view of the early settlement of the town showing a strip of low-slung buildings in a barren expanse.

Date: 1848 

Description: A campaign poster for Free Soil Party candidates Martin Van Buren and Charles Francis Adams for President and Vice-President. Above is the American eagle,...

Date: 1844 ca.

Description: Group of men engaged in a war dance. They hold spears, axes, and bows. (Plate 29)

Photograph

Saint Clara Academy

Date: 1846 after

Description: A view of the main buildings at Saint Clara Academy, set against a hill. Saint Clara Academy moved to River Forest, Illinois in 1922, and since 1970 has go...

Date: 1844 ca.

Description: North American Indians on horseback during a buffalo hunt. "In [this plate], I have represented a party of Indians in chase of a herd, some of whom are pur...

Date: 1844 

Description: Indians on horseback hunting buffaloes (Plate 9). "Some sixty or seventy young men, all mounted on their wild horses, and armed with bows and lances only,...

Date: 1849 

Description: Handbill advertising McCormick's Patent Virginia Reaper, manufactured by the company then known as McCormick, Ogden & Co. Features a small drawing of the r...

Date: 1844 

Description: Indians on foot and horseback capturing wild horses (Plate 4). "Taking the wild horse and breaking him down is one of the proudest feats of the Indian a...

Painting

Reid House

Date: 1842 

Description: Watercolor of the Reid House, residence of William Reid at the head of Big Foot Lake (Lake Geneva). Two children and a woman are in the foreground.

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: 1849-04 

Description: Engraving with color of two women modeling high fashion dresses.

Date: 1844 ca.

Description: Group portrait of North American Indians. Portraits of the O-Jib-Be-Ways, and individual portraits, one smoking a pipe. Symbols corresponding to individual...

Photograph

Van S. Brady

Date: 1848 ca.

Description: Sixth plate daguerreotype waist-up portrait of Van Swearingen Brady of Ohio, son of Captain Samuel Brady.

Date: 1844 

Description: Indian on horseback hunting buffalo with bow and arrow (Plate 5). "In this picture we have the Indian mounted his wild horse, he is captured in the mode...

Date: 1842 

Description: A Menominee village as depicted by Francois, Comte de Castelnau, a French naturalist and diplomat who visited the Green Bay area about 1838. The detailed,...

Date: 1848-11-22 

Description: Frontispiece from a passport issued to Benedict Goldenberger from the canton of Aargau, Switzerland. He left Aargau in 1851, went to Massachussetts, and th...

Date: 1844 

Description: Cross section drawing of a Wisconsin lead mine.

Date: 1847 

Description: A woman sits at a table reading while apparently neglecting her whole family.

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