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Photograph

Stone Octagon House

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: Three adults and two children are standing on the porch of a small stone octagon building. The location is unknown. A man in a horse-drawn buggy is waiting...

Date: 1884-07-21 

Description: Group portrait of Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway employees taken outside the railroad's Milwaukee shop. Most of the men appear to be blue collar wor...

Photograph

Lucius Fairchild

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: Pre-Civil War portrait of Lucius Fairchild wearing a hat.

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: 1870 ca.

Description: Studio portrait of a boy wearing a suit jacket, necktie, vest, and trousers. He is holding a hat while posing next to a table. Possibly Leander Hamilton Mc...

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: A farmer operates a horse-drawn McCormick grain binder in a field while workers gather sheaves of grain. The farmer is holding a raised switch.

Date: 1898 

Description: Withertail, a Sioux Chief, at the Trans-Mississippi Exposition and Indian Congress. He is sitting outdoors in front of a tipi.

Photograph

Sphinx de Gizeh

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: The Sphinx at Giza in Egypt. Three men are standing or sitting on the shoulder of the Sphinx, and several men are sitting in the shade below with two camel...

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: Studio portrait of Mary Caroline McCormick Shields wearing a lace cap.

Photograph

Kayes Park House

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Stereograph of the large hotel at Kayes Park on the south shore of Geneva Lake. There are two girls in the foreground with well-dressed women in the formal...

Date: 1891 

Description: Portrait of Susan B. Anthony (standing), with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, five years after completion of their three-volume work entitled "History of Woman Suf...

Date: 1867-01 

Description: Frankie Irene Douty poses for her wedding portrait. She is wearing a dark dress with a striped skirt and resting her hand on the back of a chair. She has a...

Date: 1863-04-04 

Description: Illustration depicting a large group of people gathered in the yard of a house. Three woman stand on the porch steps, and men, women and children are gathe...

Photograph

Catherine Orb Seipp

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Full-length studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of Catherine Orb Seipp (1846-1920), wife of Chicago brewer Conrad Seipp. She is standing and wea...

Historical Object

Girl's White Leather Gloves

Date: 1845 after

Description: These girl's gloves are made of off-white kid leather. They are completely hand-stitched in beige thread, top stitched around the fingers and thumb, with t...

Photograph

George B. Merrick

Date: 1887 

Description: Photographic calling card of George B. Merrick, Company A, 30th Wisconsin Infantry. Includes an embossed image of a Civil War medal on the left, with a fla...

Date: 1898-08-04 

Description: Carl Schmidt seated in a chair with a cane on a porch in front of a door and a window.

Date: 1899-07-05 

Description: View of a tourist group at White Pass, a mountain pass located between Alaska and Canada. A shack labeled, "U.S. Hotel Restaurant" stands to the left of t...

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: William Goetsch family portrait copied from tintype. Left to right: Ernstina Goetsch Bigalk, standing, Lydia Goetsch Volkman Blatter, sitting, Hannah Goets...

Date: 1860 after

Description: Side by side portraits of the same man. Portrait on the left side is gleeful and smiling after hearing about the "terror stricken North". Caption below rea...

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