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Photograph

Main Street

Date: 1873 ca.

Description: Main Street, with its dirt, ruts, cows (and presumably manure), but wide enough for easy hitching of wagons and teams.

Date: 1897-09-25 

Description: Outdoor group portrait of Thomas Turvill, William Turvill and Anna McConnell. They are sitting on the ground with a dog in front of the Turvill family home...

Map or Atlas

Map of Wisconsin

Date: 1856 

Description: This map shows the entire state of Wisconsin with counties, cities and rivers. It includes an inset of the layout of the streets of Milwaukee and a chart w...

Date: 1844 

Description: Illustration of the west side of East Water Street.

Date: 1880 

Description: This map shows railroads by operator and projected railroads. Portions of Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan and Minnesota are labeled.

Date: 1877 ca.

Description: A dirt road leads to Dr. Blake's (probably Samuel M.) frame house in Lodi or Prairie du Sac. A family is under a tree near a wooden fence. On the right is...

Date: 1863 ca.

Description: Stereograph of a scene near the site of the Gettysburg battlefield. Two men sit in a wagon in the center of the image.

Photograph

Ferris Wheel

Date: 1897 ca.

Description: View of a large, stone residence with the first Ferris Wheel in the distance.

Photograph

Kilbourn Bridge

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Stereograph of Kilbourn Bridge.

Date: 1862 ca.

Description: This is the preliminary sketch for "Hamburg Landing, 4 miles below Pittsburg Landing, Commisary [sic] Depot of Gen. Hallek's Army." Shows an encampm...

Date: 1877-10-27 

Description: The arrival of the first train in Waukon, on the Wisconsin & Michigan Railroad line. There is a large crowd gathered near the tracks, and one man stands on...

Date: 1857 ca.

Description: Letter on stationery featuring an engraving of an exterior view of the Milwaukee House showing horse-drawn vehicles and people standing on the sidewalk in...

Date: 1898 

Description: Winter scene looking down snow-covered Wisconsin Avenue to the third Wisconsin State Capitol. There are two horse-drawn sleighs, each with one passenger, o...

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Elevated view of the Robert M. Bashford house on Pinckney and Gilman Streets. A man wearing a hat stands in the landscaped yard near a small child wearing...

Date: 1886-07 

Description: Intersection of 4th and Steele Streets facing east. The building in the lower right is the Knipfer building, now Algoma Mercantile. Bunting adorns the Boed...

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Street with Gesell Photographic Studio, which is built into the side of a bluff, about 1895. His studio was on Main Street from 1877-1903. Miller and Co. L...

Date: 1857 

Description: This detailed map was drawn nearly a decade after Wisconsin entered statehood. It depicts the entire state, northern Illinois and part of the upper peninsu...

Date: 1823 

Description: In 1823 U.S. Army major Stephen H. Long led an expedition of scientific, trade, and military investigation up the Mississippi River and the Red River of th...

Date: 1887 ca.

Description: This map shows railroads, county boundaries, cities, towns, and waterways with relief shown by hachures. The prime meridians are: Greenwich and Washington....

Drawing

The Rock River

Date: 1868 ca.

Description: The Rock River.

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