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Date: 1886 ca.

Description: Stereograph of a group of men standing knee deep in water using handspikes probably in an attempt to dislodge a lumber raft from a sandbar or from the shor...

Poster

Fire Company

Date: 1857 ca.

Description: A lithographic portrait by Louis Kurz (1833-1921) of Madison Fire Engine Company #2 posed with a hand pumper and hose cart in front of the design of the ne...

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Side view of a man, wearing a hat and a striped shirt, operating a McCormick grain binder in a field with trees in the background. The binder is being pull...

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: View from a distance of a farmer posing on a McCormick grain binder drawn by two horses in a wheat field. Two men in suits pose next to a bundle of wheat t...

Date: 1882 ca.

Description: Charles J. Van Schaick sitting on a stone balustrade in front of a painted background, ca. 1882–1885. The photograph was probably taken by one of his assis...

Photograph

Alma, Wisconsin

Date: 1883 ca.

Description: Man waving his hat in foreground with Alma, Wisconsin, visible in background across the Mississippi River.

Photograph

Ashland County Jail

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: View of the Ashland jail, reading "Ashland County Jail, Ashland, Wis. Conover & Porter, Architects."

Date: 1873 

Description: Engraved image of a lock and dam at Sault St. Marie. Two men operate the sluice as ships wait on the opposite side of the lock. Another man waits with a ro...

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: A family is posed around a table on which are many thick books and a stereoscope. Most of the men, especially the twin boys, have assumed heroic postures....

Date: 1849-04 

Description: Engraving with color of two women modeling high fashion dresses.

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: A young boy operates a corn binder pulled by two horses. The binder is moving along a row of corn. An empty carriage or buggy sits in a field in the backgr...

Date: 1889 

Description: Stereograph of a posed scene showing a woman milking a cow as two other women stand waiting at an open barn door. On the left a man at a hand-pump is behin...

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of William H. Canfield (1819-1913), a Wisconsin civil engineer and surveyor who is best known for his studies of Sauk County's nat...

Photograph

Michael Kruszka

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Head and shoulders studio portrait of Michael Kruszka, Representative of the 8th District in the Wisconsin Assembly.

Date: 1880 

Description: Page from Eclipse Wind Engine Co. [Beloit, Wisconsin] catalog featuring an illustration of an Eclipse Wind Engine installed in a barn. A cut-away view show...

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: Four men in front of tent in the woods. There is a man with a hatchet next to a clothesline between two trees. This is a Centennial encampment on the shore...

Date: 1892 

Description: Chromolithograph card of three young women in "native" Roumanian costume, posing next to a Singer sewing machine. Part of a "Costumes of All Nations," set...

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: A large group of children are seated at a long table loaded with desserts. The boys sit on the left and girls on the right. Many are clutching what appear...

Date: 1875 

Description: Cover of an advertising brochure for the Eagle Mowing and Reaping Machine Company featuring an engraved illustration of a farmer riding a horse-drawn mower...

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: Two men, one of whom is Halver Skavlem, and a woman, Gunil Skavlem, are posed in a yard. One man reads the "Western Rural", a newspaper dated August 14, 18...

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