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Date: 1898 ca.

Description: A young girl, Helen Phillips, stands in a yard near a fence behind a wooden chair. She reaches though the decorative panels on the back of the chair and gr...

Date: 1898-07-09 

Description: Syl, with long curly hair and wearing an undershirt, sits on a chair near a floor lamp with fringed lampshade. There is a small, framed painting hanging on...

Date: 1873 ca.

Description: Identified as " Lover's Retreat, Spring View." Group in field with stream on a picnic. Children are stepping on stones in foreground with U.S. flag, people...


John Catlin

Date: 1894 

Description: A portrait of John Catlin at the age of 42.

Date: 1879 ca.

Description: A group of campers at McBride's Point at Maple Bluff on Lake Mendota near Madison, Wisconsin. They are equipped with German exercise equipment (exercise pi...


Two Young Children

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: Two young children look out a window at the F.D. Eyerly residence. The children are dressed in matching, plaid-patterned dresses and stand in front of a la...

Date: 1858 ca.

Description: Portrait of William Freeman Vilas (1840-1908), Civil War and United States Senator, taken while he was a student at the University of Wisconsin.

Date: 1898-07-10 

Description: Syl sits outside on a porch with three other well-dressed family members of varying ages, each representing a generation in the family. Carl Schmidt is the...


Libby Prison

Date: 1864 ca.

Description: Stereoview of the main building, a tenement (loft style) building, at Libby Prison.

Date: 1872 ca.

Description: Family seated in yard with croquet mallets in front of them with brick house that has soldier coursing at windows and fan window at third story. Daniel Bec...

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Stereoview of the Dalles and the Saint Croix River with man in the foreground.

Date: 1875-07 ca.

Description: Chicago Traveling Club encamped at McBride's Point at Maple Bluff on Lake Mendota near Madison. An African American sits at the left foreground with pans...

Date: 1878 ca.

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

Book or Pamphlet

Deering Catalog Illustration

Date: 1888 

Description: Back cover of an advertising catalog for grass cutting machinery manufactured by William Deering and Company. Features an illustration of small children an...


Nurse Rechard

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: A woman identified as Nurse Rechard stands in profile on the bottom step of a small flight of porch stairs. She is holding a tray with glassware on it.


Henry Merrell

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Henry Merrell. He was born in Utica, New York, and came to Wisconsin in May of 1834. Merrell settled at Fort Winnebago.

Date: 1874 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: 1840 ca.

Description: Sod-breaker and five yoke of oxen plowing in front of the “Old Cottage Inn”. In the foreground a boat is on the shoreline.


N.B. Van Slyke

Date: 1872-07-13 

Description: Quarter-length studio portrait of N.B. Van Slyke at the age of 50 years.

Date: 1898 after

Description: Four girls stand behind a small child in a stroller while posing around Lewis Fountain in Veteran's Park. Houses and the Civil War Veteran's Memorial are...

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