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Date: 1886 ca.

Description: A man on the end of the raft prepares to pass through the water's rough rapids.

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: Group portrait of the Northern Hospital for the Insane's institutional fire fighting department posed outside the building. Horse-drawn transport cart and...


Josh Sullivan

Date: 1861 ca.

Description: Tintype portrait of Josh Sullivan of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, member of the 3rd Wisconsin Infantry band. He is seated leaning on a drum.

Date: 1886 ca.

Description: Stereograph of photographer Henry Hamilton Bennett pulling an oar on a Wisconsin raft.

Date: 1835 ca.

Description: Ma-che-ka-kat, or the Bad Hawk, a Chief of the Monomonie (Menominee) Tribe. Hand-colored lithograph from the Aboriginal Portfolio, painted at the Treaty of...

Date: 1866 ca.

Description: Vinnie Ream posing in her studio in Washington, beside her bust of Lincoln which had been brought from the White House after the assassination.

Date: 1892 

Description: Minnie Oakley, assistant librarian of the Wisconsin Historical Society, seated at her desk in the South Wing of the Wisconsin State Capitol. This photogra...


Leonard J. Farwell

Date: 1860 

Description: Leonard J. Farwell (1819-1889), Madison businessman-promoter and Wisconsin's only Whig governor (1852-1854). When this salted paper portrait was taken, Fa...

Date: 1886 ca.

Description: Stereograph of photographer Henry Hamilton Bennett pulling an oar on a Wisconsin raft.


Elderly Man Fishing

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Elevated view over water towards an elderly man using a long pole to fish from a steep rock ledge on the opposite shoreline.

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: A group of men uses a McCormick wire grain binder led by two horses to harvest a field crop. A horse-drawn carriage is in the background. The original capt...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: The building that housed the gallery of Van Schaick and the dental offices of Edward F. Long. Over the years, the building also accommodated a newspaper of...

Book or Pamphlet

McCormick Catalog Cover

Date: 1886 

Description: McCormick Harvesting Machine Company annual catalog cover featuring an illustration of a woman carrying a sheaf of wheat. Below the text reads: "Harvesting...

Date: 1878 ca.

Description: Quarter-length studio portrait of a well-dressed young man.

Date: 1864 ca.

Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz (1807-1873), Swiss-born American zoologist, geologist and glaciologist. Founded the Museum of Compa...

Date: 1893 

Description: Front and back cover of a small booklet. The front cover has an illustration of a young girl wearing a straw hat, with the title, "A Future Customer." On t...

Date: 1884 after

Description: Subheading states the center building to be the oldest house in Milwaukee, and built by Matthias Stein in January 1838. The home is only two stories tall,...


Gymnasium Interior

Date: 1895 

Description: Elevated view of interior of gymnasium at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Three men stand in the room, facing the viewer. Various gymnastic and weight equ...



Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Early carte-de-visite of a Ho-Chunk man identified as Moccasin. The backdrop indicates the photograph came from Charles Van Schaick’s studio, but it may ha...

Date: 1862 ca.

Description: Portrait of inventor and businessman Cyrus Hall McCormick (1809-1884).

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