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Date: 1860 after
Description: The state seal of Wisconsin appears in the upper left corner.
To the right reads:
18th Reg. Wis. Vol,
Date: 1864 ca.
Description: Carte-de-visite studio portrait of 1st Lieutenant Richard Cadell seated in a chair and wearing his military uniform. He holds a rifle in his right hand and...
Description: Front page of The Wisconsin Chief.
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...
Description: A receipt made out to Abraham Gilman for the $300 he paid to avoid serving his draft duty in the Civil War.
Description: Drawn the second year of the Civil War, this 1862 map of Milwaukee shows post offices, light houses, beacon lights, county buildings, elevator warehouses,...
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...
Description: Acrobatic Gymnastics Club of the Milwaukee Turners, posing in a studio wearing their gymnastic clothing.
Date: 1860 ca.
Description: Map shows meadows, forests, buildings, railroad, and lots south of part of the city of Milwaukee. Relief shown by hachures. Includes list of lot acreages...
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...
Description: West Water Street south from Spring Street.
Description: View of St. John's Catherdral with the original tower.
Date: 1869 ca.
Description: Stereograph of the Axtell House building, with a storefront next to it advertising "Clothing Hats Caps Sailors Outfits". A bridge is on the left and a man...
Description: Includes index to public buildings, churches, schools. Inset: Glidden & Lockwood’s addition. Gives names of some property owners.
Date: 1867 after
Description: 1868-1875. Founded by Dr. Joseph Salzman (featured in the vignette at left, teaching). Vignette, lower left, features St. Francis Seminary, founded in 185...
Date: 1868 ca.
Description: Stereoview of Increase Lapham examining a fragment of a meteorite.
Description: This map shows lot and block numbers, some property ownership, wards, roads, and railroads and includes inset map of Glidden & Lockwood’s addition. There a...
Description: Civil War General John C. Starkweather, center; Lt. Colonel George B. Bingham, left; and General Rufus King, right; all of the Iron Brigade.
Description: Newsprint extra about the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. It appeared on the back page of publication with a time line of events as they occurred.
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...
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