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Description: Advertisement for plows, cultivators, harrows, corn planters, mowers, rakes, sulkies and gangs.
Date: 1860 ca.
Description: Map showing a plat of the city, land ownership by name, wards by number, local streets, buildings, fair grounds, nurseries, and part of Rock River. The map...
Description: Elevated view of the Janesville Countryside.
Description: A drawing of Milton Academy.
Description: A view of the Milton College campus, showing three main buildings.
Date: 1865 ca.
Description: The Institution for the Education of the Blind where Louisa May Alcott attended school. Writing on the photo reads "Institution for the Education of the Bl...
Description: Bird's-eye view of Janesville from the High School building.
Description: Civil War handbill promoting Union recruitment.
Description: Milwaukee Street looking west with small dog in foreground.
Date: 1862 ca.
Description: Ninth plate ferrotype/tintype of William Cowper Noyes as an infant. Son of William B. Noyes and Julia (Page) Noyes of Janesville. William died at the age o...
Description: George W. Hall, Jr., noted Evansville, Wisconsin, circus performer, as a young boy, holding a snake and wearing copper-toed boots.
Description: Elevated view of Milwaukee Street.
Date: 1868 ca.
Description: The Rock River.
Date: 1861 ca.
Description: Waist-up carte-de-visite portrait of Corporal Chris Early, Company K, 13th Wisconsin Infantry. Died on May 18, 1865 of a disease.
Description: Aerial view of a residential part of Janesville.
Date: 1865 before
Description: Family portrait of the Porters, standing in front of their log cabin with a horse.
Description: View from the cupola of the old Jefferson School. The large building in the upper left is the Hyatt House, which burned in 1867.
Date: 1860 after
Description: Elevated view of Janesville with a residential area in the foreground and the business district in the background.
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