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Date: 1865-06-28 ca.

Description: The Great Fair held at Milwaukee for the benefit of the Wisconsin Soldiers Home. The 130x130 foot building was constructed especially for the ten-day fair....

Map or Atlas

Map of Milwaukee

Date: 1861 

Description: Map with labelled block and lot numbers, owners of large property parcels, city wards, railroads, and streets. Population from 1835 to 1860 listed below ti...

Photograph

Emil Wallber House

Date: 1868 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Emil Wallber house with four people standing near the entrance. Wallber was the mayor of Milwaukee from 1884-1888. The location of the...

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: 1863-11-23 

Description: A receipt made out to Abraham Gilman for the $300 he paid to avoid serving his draft duty in the Civil War.

Date: 1863 

Description: Includes index to public buildings, churches, schools. Inset: Glidden & Lockwood’s addition. Gives names of some property owners.

Date: 1868 ca.

Description: Elevated view over rooftops looking towards Lake Michigan shoreline. Seaman's Furniture and Rooms building is surrounded by other commercial buildings. The...

Date: 1865 ca.

Description: Courthouse built in 1836, then torn down in 1871 to make way for a new structure. Tall central building with two wings coming off the sides. Path in fron...

Photograph

John Rugee

Date: 1861 

Description: Quarter-length studio portrait of John Rugee, member of the Wisconsin State Assembly.

Date: 1860 after

Description: A cavalry soldier on a horse appears on left, a military camp is seen in the background. To the right in fancy type: "Head Quarters, 2D REGT. WIS. CAVAL...

Date: 1865 ca.

Description: Studio portrait of young Lieutenant Colonel Arthur MacArthur Jr., F & S, 24th Wisconsin Infantry, posing in a Civil War uniform next to a chair.

Date: 1869 

Description: Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway locomotive no. 40, called the L.B. Rock, at the Chestnut Street yards. The mast of a ship is visible in the background, and...

Map or Atlas

Map of Milwaukee

Date: 1868 

Description: This map shows lot and block numbers, some property ownership, wards, roads, and railroads. An inset map shows the Glidden & Lockwood’s addition. There are...

Date: 1869 ca.

Description: This map was engraved from original drawings and surveys taken by Louis Lipman. Includes Milwaukee street directory on the left hand side. Bottom right cor...

Date: 1869 

Description: Map shows townships and sections, landownership and acreages, buildings, and marshes. The map includes insets of Franklin, Hales Corners, Bay View, Oak Cre...

Date: 1862-02-18 

Description: George W. Noble's commission as First Sergeant in the Wisconsin 2nd Cavalry.

Photograph

Cassius Fairchild

Date: 1865 ca.

Description: Vignetted carte-de-visite portrait of Colonel Cassius Fairchild, F & S, 16th Wisconsin Infantry.

Date: 1864-10-13 

Description: This map shows the shore line of Oct. 14 1864, city limits of water lots, and the elevation of water in Lake Michigan. Depths are shown by soundings.

Photograph

St. Paul's Church

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: On the site of the Layton art gallery, on the northeast corner of East Mason and North Jefferson Streets. A man is standing at a corner light post.

Newspaper Article/Clipping

The Wisconsin Chief

Date: 1860-09-19 

Description: Front page of The Wisconsin Chief.

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