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Erik Larsen

Date: 1862 ca.

Description: Waist-up seated studio portrait of Erick Larsen [as written on Regimental and Descriptive Rolls, Volume 20 “Red Books” and in the Roster of Wisconsin Volun...

Date: 1868 

Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of Fielding B. Meek (1817-1876), American paleontologist. Meek became the Smithsonian Institution's first full-time paleontologist...

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...

Date: 1863 ca.

Description: Full-length carte-de-visite portrait of Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875), Danish poet and author of fairy tales. Inscription at bottom of card reads, "H...

Date: 1866 

Description: Elevated view of the ruins of the railroad roundhouse, with the city in the background. Men are posing on the train cars and engines. Plate 45

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: Wisconsin State Hospital for the Insane designed by Stephen V. Shipman (Mendota Mental Health Institute).

Date: 1861 

Description: View of Madison from Main Hall, now Bascom Hall, on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. South Hall is in the foreground, with several residences an...

Date: 1860 after

Description: Jefferson Davis, dressed as a sailor, wears a hat with the initials "JD" on it. He is holding up a wooden toy boat that flies the Confederate flag and a sk...

Date: 1863 

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

Photograph

The Iron Brigade

Date: 1863-11 

Description: Civil War General John C. Starkweather, center; Lt. Colonel George B. Bingham, left; and General Rufus King, right; all of the Iron Brigade.

Date: 1865 ca.

Description: Vignetted carte-de-visite portrait of Samuel Foster Haven (1806-1881), Massachusetts anthropologist, librarian, and archaeologist. Haven is best known as t...

Date: 1869 

Description: Cover of an advertising brochure for Champion reaping and mowing machines manufactured by the Champion Machine Company. The cover features a color illustra...

Date: 1868 ca.

Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of Charles A. White (1826-1910), an American geologist and paleontologist. White was the State geologist of Iowa in 1866-70, and a...

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: Stereograph of Methodist Church.

Photograph

View of Root River

Date: 1869 

Description: A stereograph view of Root River in Racine.

Date: 1860 after

Description: John Bull is carrying a bale of cotton on his shoulders. He is standing with one foot on each of two galloping horses. One horse labeled "UNION" has a Unio...

Date: 1862 ca.

Description: Automatic Corn Reaper, most likely on display at the London Exhibition of 1862. A sign above the reaper suggests that the reaper may be "Russell's."

Photograph

Marshall House

Date: 1864 ca.

Description: Marshall House, in which Col. E.E. Ellsworth was shot on May 24, 1861.

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: The graduating class of the University of Wisconsin, all of whom are unidentified. It is likely this photograph was taken by John S. Fuller.

Date: 1864 

Description: View down capitol building steps, where cannons sit on a landing, and statues decorate two lampposts. The city spreads out far below. Plate 03

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