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Photograph

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: 1880 ca.

Description: Three unidentified men in a mix of contemporary and Ho-Chunk clothing. The man seated on the right is wearing beads and a necklace made of large German sil...

Photograph

Louis P. Harvey

Date: 1860 

Description: Portrait of Republican Louis P. Harvey, while he was Wisconsin secretary of state (1860-1861). Harvey became governor in January, 1862, but drowned in the...

Date: 1833 

Description:  "Tallmadge, Nathaniel Pitcher (Feb. 8, 1795-Nov. 2, 1864), lawyer, politician, U.S. Senator from N.Y., territorial governor of Wisconsin, b. Chatham, N.Y....

Date: 1887 ca.

Description: Men on shoreline are returning logs with horses, which have been stranded on a sandbar, to the main channel of the Mississippi River. Beef Slough Company w...

Print

Secession

Date: 1860 after

Description: A hot air balloon labeled "SECESSION" bursts and drops men and soldiers out of the gondola towards the ground below. The gondola has crossbones on it and t...

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: Studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of a young Ho-Chunk man posed sitting in a chair near a prop fence, wearing a suit jacket, hat, and bandolee...

Photograph

Old Falls Village

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Elevated view of Falls Village from the cemetery looking south.

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: The Edwin and Angeline Coe Hillyer family is grouped at the corner of a large Greek Revival house with ornamental railing work on its porch roof. A man is...

Magazine or Periodical

A Sorely Neglected Stretch

Date: 1892-05 

Description: Frank Lenz posed with his bicycle on a badly neglected stretch of road. A split-rail fence encloses a field behind Lenz.

Date: 1889 

Description: Color lithograph illustration on the back cover of the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company catalog. Shows a buffalo gazing down upon men with harvesting m...

Date: 1859 ca.

Description: Full-length, carte-de-visite portrait of John H. Lathrop (1799-1866), first chancellor of the University of Wisconsin. Lathrop's tenure was marked by contr...

Date: 1894-05-06 

Description: Three boys in a crude boat on the Monongahela River.

Date: 1878 

Description: The dome of the third Wisconsin State Capitol, which was constructed entirely of iron and glass, as it appeared in 1878. The dome was painted white which s...

Date: 1857 

Description: Carte-de-visite of Raja Radhakant Deva Bahadoor (1783-1867), Indian scholar and author. Best known for writing the Sanskrik Encyclopedia, Sabdakalpadruma (...

Date: 1832 ca.

Description: Hunting of the grizzly bear.

Date: 1895 

Description: Back cover of catalog for Deering Harvester Company. Features an illustration of men, women and children riding on agricultural machinery pulled by horses....

Date: 1821 ca.

Description: Indians of the North Red River area, probably in the vicinity of old Fort Douglas, now Winnipeg, Canada, spearing beaver.

Date: 1899 

Description: Portrait of Jennie Krueger at age 2 months lying in a chair wearing a long gown. Bottles of milk sit on a side table.

Date: 1869 ca.

Description: A family of five is posed around a large frame house with carpenter's lace on its porch, a fan window in the gable end, half windows on the attic story on...

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