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Date: 1866 ca.

Description: Vignetted carte-de-visite portrait of James Hall (1811-1898), American geologist and paleontologist. Thought to be the top American invertebrate paleontol...

Photograph

Van S. Brady

Date: 1848 ca.

Description: A sixth plate Daguerreotype portrait of Van Swearingen Brady of Ohio, son of Captain Samuel Brady. The portrait is a front facing bust figure. The portrait...

Photograph

Ladies of Durand

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Posed group portrait of twenty-eight women, perhaps a meeting of some local women's organization.

Date: 1891 ca.

Description: A group of personnel with the Rentz & Co.'s Monster Circus combined with the Great American Racing Association, pose for a photograph by the side of the tr...

Photograph

Boxcar Traveler

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: A man stands in the open doorway of a Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis, & Omaha railway boxcar.

Photograph

Steamer Minnieta

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: The sternwheel excursion, Minnieta, on the Chippewa River, Wisconsin, in the 1870's.

Date: 1834 

Description: This map is pen, ink, and pencil on paper and shows plat of the town, local streets, mills, forts, hospitals, and parts of Devil River and Fox River.

Date: 1835 ca.

Description: Waa-pa-laa, or the Playing Fox, the Prince of the Fox Tribe. Hand-colored lithograph from the Aboriginal Portfolio, painted at Prairie du Chien (1825).

Date: 1879 ca.

Description: The interior of the Ole Bull Residence at 130 East Gilman Street, featuring good views of Victorian furniture, carpeting, lamps (including a crystal chande...

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: Advertising poster featuring color illustration of a crowd gathered around a Deering grain binder and mower at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago.

Date: 1874 ca.

Description: Cattle, horses and people are in the barnyard of the Tollef Gjermundsen farm. Behind them is a barn with a stone foundation and two cupolas.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Husband and wife with their six children and two dogs posed in front of their log cabin home. There is a framed addition on one side of the structure and a...

Date: 1879 

Description: Bird's-eye map of Hartford.

Map or Atlas

Map of Milwaukee

Date: 1833 

Description: Published in James Smith Buck's, "Pioneer History of Milwaukee". Lake Michigan is on the right, with three rivers that combine at different points and reac...

Date: 1871 

Description: Street scene showing destruction after Peshtigo fire.

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: Color lithograph of Ben Hur and the Egyptian woman Iras embracing. Across the top banner in caps is "Klaw and Erlanger's stupendous production," underneath...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Herling Saw Mill and Dam Southeast elevation.

Date: 1859 

Description: The fairgrounds in Milwaukee, the year when Abraham Lincoln spoke. This fair grounds were located at the Brockway Grounds near Twelfth and Spring streets....

Photograph

Poultry Yard

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: Chickens stand in a fenced-in yard among rows of poultry houses. A farmhouse and other buildings stand in the background.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: The F. K. Bull residence, 1121 Main Street.

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