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Historical Object

White Women's Shoes

Date: 1811 ca.

Description: A pair of off-white, kid leather women's shoes with shirred ribbon decoration on the top. They were most likely worn by Sylvia (Putnam) Hamilton (donor Gra...

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: Mosaic in the south lobby floor of the Wisconsin Historical Society. This design, dating from 1502, was the mark of Aldus Manutius, the head of the printer...

Historical Object

Map Sampler

Date: 1809 

Description: Embroidered sampler of a map of the United States.

Historical Object

Memorandum and Account Book

Date: 1845 

Description: Diary and account book kept by Nicolaus C. Duerst.

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: Mosaic in the central lobby floor of the Wisconsin Historical Society. This is the printer's mark of one the earliest English printers, William Caxton. He...

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McCormick Agency Sign

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Tin sign used to identify a McCormick Harvesting Machine Company dealership or agency. Includes a portrait of Cyrus McCormick and illustrations of a "harve...

Historical Object

Caroline A. Alllcott Stone

Date: 1834 before

Description: Aperture type hollow-cut silhouette of Caroline A. Allcott Stone, sister-in-law of Dr. Increase A. Lapham. Subject faces right (proper left), and wears her...

Historical Object

Singer Advertising Card Box

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: Cover of a box produced by The Singer Manufacturing Company, which holds "Costumes of All Nations" souvenir cards, created for the 1893 World's Columbian E...

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: Mosaic in the north/central lobby floor of the Wisconsin Historical Society. This is the printer's mark for Jehan Frellon, a prominent printer in Lyons, Fr...

Date: 1897 

Description: A watercolor painting of an autumn rural scene decorates an album page created by Louise Mears Fargo (1866-1925) to commemorate the birth and early months...

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Unidentified Woman

Date: 1852-03-08 after

Description: Two identical ninth plate ambrotypes of an unidentified woman, set into a Mascher's Improved Stereoscope viewing case, patented March 8th, 1852. She wears...

Historical Object

Fargo Children at Play

Date: 1899 

Description: An album page decorated with a hand-painted stem of wild geranium flowers features four photographs of Stuart Fargo, age two years, and his sister Dorothy,...

Historical Object

Elizabeth Fisher Sampler

Date: 1820-04-24 

Description: Embroidered sampler bearing the stitched signature, "El Fisher April 24 1820." Elizabeth Fisher was the half-sister of Jane Fisher Rolette Dousman.

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: Mosaic in the north lobby floor of the Wisconsin Historical Society. The Elzivirs, Amsterdam printers in 1620, were known by this illustration of a hermit...

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Home Sweet Home Sampler

Date: 1877 

Description: Punch paper "Home Sweet Home" sampler.

Historical Object

Carsten Tank

Date: 1832 before

Description: Copper plate physiognotrace of Carsten Tank, the father of Nils Otto Tank of Green Bay, Wisconsin. Subject faces left (proper right) wearing a coat, tie, a...

Historical Object

Grand Army of the Republic

Date: 1882-03-19 ca.

Description: Certificate creating Post Number 25, Department of Wisconsin, of the Grand Army of the Republic.

Date: 1819 date unknown

Description: A commemorative handkerchief created by a wood engraving on white cotton fabric. The scene is the Manchester Reform Meeting, in England. A crowd of demonst...

Historical Object

Angeline Campbell Clark

Date: 1847 before

Description: Hollow-cut silhouette, facing left (proper right), of Angeline Campbell Clark (Mrs. Ben Clark). Born at Hamer, NY, married Benjamin Clark in 1841. Born 181...

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Stuart at Bedtime

Date: 1899 

Description: A decorated album page features a photograph of Stuart Fargo at age two years. He is wearing a nightgown and is barefoot. There is a wicker chair on the le...

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