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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: 1863 ca.

Description: Stereograph of a scene near the site of the Gettysburg battlefield. Two men sit in a wagon in the center of the image.

Photograph

Samuel W. Smith

Date: 1862 

Description: Full-length carte-de-visite portrait of 1st Lieutenant Samuel W. Smith (from Mineral Point), Company E, 30th Wisconsin Infantry.

Date: 1865-05 

Description: Albumen print of the Congressional Committee, in front of the Abraham Lincoln home for Lincoln's funeral. The Congressional Committee accompanied Lincoln's...

Photograph

German Market

Date: 1866 before

Description: Stereograph. This building, which was destroyed by fire in 1866, was located in the commercial district known as Market Square. The Square was actually a t...

Date: 1869 

Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of Robert von Schlagintweit (1833-1885), German orientalist, geographer and explorer. Along with his oldest brother Hermann, Rober...

Photograph

Josiah T. Hayden

Date: 1863-12-26 

Description: Seated carte-de-visite portrait of Josiah T. Hayden, Company F, 16th Wisconsin Infantry. Josiah was wounded at Atlanta on March 8, 1865.

Date: 1868 ca.

Description: William Thomas Fish, who served as Madison's fire chief, 1867-1868. Although posed for a formal studio portrait, Fish is wearing his uniform and hat and h...

Date: 1864 ca.

Description: A stereograph of exterior of General Lee's residence.

Date: 1862 

Description: A composite photograph of the members of the Wisconsin State Assembly.

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,...

Photograph

Gettysburg Cemetery

Date: 1863-07 

Description: Stereograph of the Evergreen Cemetery, a private cemetery in Gettysburg opened in 1855. Because of its location on Cemetery Hill, the highest point in the...

Date: 1869-05-01 

Description: Humorous engraved image showing a street scene crowded with people riding bicycles. In the background are businesses identified as J. Shanks Livery Stable,...

Date: 1860 after

Description: An angel holding a Union flag is saying "GOD WATCHES OVER THEM". Under her gaze two children peacefully sleep under a Union flag. At the foot of the bed an...

Date: 1865 after

Description: Tintype/ferrotype waist-up oval portrait of an African American man wearing a suit jacket, shirt, and partially buttoned vest.

Date: 1863 ca.

Description: Stereograph of Culp's Hill at the site of the Gettysburg Battlefield. A man in a light-colored coat (may be Mathew Brady) is sitting on a boulder in the ce...

Date: 1866 

Description: Bennett in uniform, showing his crippled right hand, taken when he was 23-years-old after he was ministered out of the Army. The hand wound was caused by...

Date: 1860 after

Description: A Zouave fireman spraying a person in bed clothes in the face with a fire hose. Smoke is billowing in the background. Caption below reads, "A Fireman Zouav...

Date: 1868-12-22 before

Description: Front cover and interior menu pages from the Third Annual Supper of the New England Society, held at Vilas House to commemorate Forefather's Day. On the co...

Date: 1860 after

Description: An aunt, Mary, finds two boys, Johnny and Joe, fighting. One boy is an obvious loser. The text below reads: "Mary. Why, Johnny, what have you been doing?...

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