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Libby Prison

Date: 1864 ca.

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

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Stereoview of the Dalles and the Saint Croix River with man in the foreground.

Date: 1875-07 ca.

Description: Chicago Traveling Club encamped at McBride's Point at Maple Bluff on Lake Mendota near Madison. An African American sits at the left foreground with pans...

Book or Pamphlet

Deering Catalog Illustration

Date: 1888 

Description: Back cover of an advertising catalog for grass cutting machinery manufactured by William Deering and Company. Features an illustration of small children an...

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: Sod-breaker and five yoke of oxen plowing in front of the “Old Cottage Inn”. In the foreground a boat is on the shoreline.

Date: 1880 

Description: Front of card with an illustration over an orange background of a man using a team of horses to pull a reaper in a field.

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: Men in a field with low hills in the background. Several men are on horseback. One man is riding a horse-drawn corn binder. All the men are wearing sombrer...


Chief Oshkosh

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: Waist-up pen and ink drawing of Chief Oshkosh. He is wearing a top hat wrapped with a ribbon. He wears a suitcoat, bowtie, beaded neckpouch and a blanket w...

Date: 1865 

Description: A woodprint of women with frightened child entitled "The First Dip Into Salt Water."

Date: 1877 ca.

Description: A group, probably at Picnic Point on Lake Mendota in Madison, posed under the trees. Picnic baskets are behind them. Mrs. Bashford is the person in Mrs....

Date: 1883 

Description: Front cover of an advertising brochure for the Marsh-Whitney Platform Binder, manufactured by the Marsh Binder Manufacturing Company. Includes the text: "t...

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Valentine's Day card with a woman sitting in a meadow reading a book. She is wearing a yellow dress and a red hat with a feather. To the right in the backg...

Date: 1865 

Description: Waist-up carte-de-visite of "Aunt Betsy Chamberlain." She is wearing a dark dress and a white cap tied under her chin.


Domestic Dispute

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: In a posed scene, the photographer, wearing sleeve protectors, stands on the porch holding a bucket and large measuring cup while his smiling wife Clara th...

Date: 1874 

Description: Illustration of a man operating a McCormick mower pulled by a team horses, under the headline "To-Hjulet Mower."

Date: 1898-07-23 

Description: Syl stands in front of a pavilion with a well or water pump in a park. A group of adults dressed fashionably stand in the pavilion while drinking water fro...

Date: 1887 ca.

Description: Wisconsin National Guardsmen standing in two rows for inspection. There are trees and bluffs in the background.

Date: 1897 

Description: Finnish language catalog, featuring an illustration of an enlarged three leafed clover which is surrounded by clover flowers, wheat and a dragonfly. Small...


Edgewood Villa Fire

Date: 1893 

Description: Group of people standing near two buildings which burned in 1893. In the center background is Edgewood Villa, a home purchased by Governor C.C. (Cadwallade...


Allée de Pyramides

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: View down road lined with trees in Egypt. A group of Egyptians are standing and sitting between the trees and the river, and travelers on the road are walk...

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