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Photograph

Portrait of a Boy

Date: 1868 ca.

Description: Studio portrait of a boy, possibly Cyrus McCormick, Jr., with his arms crossed on a table. He is wearing a decorated jacket and necktie.

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: Bird's-eye view of Janesville from the High School building.

Date: 1863 

Description: Union army officers. From left, General U.S. Grant, General Rawlins, General Webster, Colonel Lagow, and Colonel Killyer take a break.

Date: 1864 ca.

Description: Ferrotype portrait of Robert M. La Follette, Sr., at age 9 when he was attending the district school at Argyle, Wisconsin.

Date: 1860 

Description: Harriet Douglas Whetten (b.1822). Whetten was a volunteer nurse during the Civil War. She served on hospital ships out of New York and Philadelphia from 18...

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Albert H. Hoy, M.D.

Date: 1868 

Description: Vignetted carte-de-visite of Dr. Albert H. Hoy, Racine physician.

Date: 1862 ca.

Description: Full-length studio portrait of Cyrus McCormick, Jr. as a child.

Date: 1860 after

Description: Confederate President Jefferson Davis with his nose caught in a bear trap (Washington) while holding a confederate/pirate flag. Caption reads, "Jeff though...

Date: 1860 after

Description: Side by side portraits of the same man. Portrait on the left side is gleeful and smiling after hearing about the "terror stricken North". Caption below rea...

Date: 1860 after

Description: A rare "risque" (for the time) design. A row of soldiers look away from their officer at a young lady as she lifts her skirts to step over a puddle, exposi...

Photograph

Robert H. Spencer

Date: 1865 

Description: Seated carte-de-visite portrait of Lieutenant Colonel Robert H. Spencer, F & S, 47th Wisconsin Infantry, holding his sword in his left hand and his hat in...

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Atwood Children

Date: 1864 before

Description: Mary Louise Atwood and Elizabeth Gordon Atwood Vilas, the daughters of David Atwood, the founding publisher of the Wisconsin State Journal.

Photograph

Louis P. Harvey

Date: 1860 

Description: Portrait of Republican Louis P. Harvey, while he was Wisconsin secretary of state (1860-1861). Harvey became governor in January, 1862, but drowned in the...

Date: 1863 ca.

Description: Stereograph of breast works on a rocky outcropping on the site of the Battle of Gettysburg. A man can be seen standing behind the breast works. He is gazin...

Date: 1869 ca.

Description: Diploma awarded to fire fighter James Richard Cummings for his service to Madison in 1869. The diploma is illustrated with scenes of fire fighting heroics,...

Date: 1860 after

Description: A circus traveling on the road has three cages, the first and second are flying the Confederate flag. A stone at the side of the road says "TO BOSTON". "T...

Date: 1869-07-04 

Description: The Camilla, a wood-burning locomotive that belonged to the Chicago & Northwestern Railway. The locomotive is decorated for the 4th of July, 1869.

Photograph

Eliab Dean

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: Seated carte-de-visite portrait of Eliab Dean, (b. 1819 - d. 1900) an early Madison businessman. Dean came to Madison in the 1840s to work for his cousin,...

Date: 1860 after

Description: The Devil running, holding a pitchfork that flies the Confederate flag in one hand and a bottle in the other. Cotton and Bonds are tucked into his belt. Th...

Date: 1864 ca.

Description: Stereoview of the main building, a tenement (loft style) building, at Libby Prison.

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