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Date: 1858 ca.

Description: Friedrich Flersheim immigrated from Mecklenburg to Illinois in the early 1850s, and after farming for a time built this distillery on the Black River in Wi...

Date: 1859 ca.

Description: Mr. Klaner, who had just come from Elberfeld to Canada in 1858, purchased this farm and worked it with his wife and children. Initially they were plagued b...

Date: 1858 ca.

Description: Departing from Lake Winnebago, Hölzlhuber boarded the Plymouth, a high, narrow steamboat that was built specially for navigating the narrow and some...

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: In his journal Hölzlhuber described his departure from Milwaukee. "I spent the last night from May 3rd to 4th, 1860, upon the ocean steamer Milwaukee

Painting

Fort Crawford

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: A view of Fort Crawford (the second site and buildings of 1829-?).

Date: 1888 

Description: Portrait of James Davie Butler.

Painting

Fort Crawford

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: Fort Crawford (the second site, with buildings of 1829-?), on the east bank of the Mississippi River, about 2 miles above the mouth of the Wisconsin River.

Date: 1859 ca.

Description: In September 1859, by which time he was a regular contributor to Frank Leslie's Illustrated Paper, Hölzlhuber took his first extensive trip to lower...

Painting

Fort Crawford

Date: 1830 ca.

Description: Fort Crawford (the original site, 1816-1831).

Date: 1862-06 

Description: First train crossing the Obion River, Tennessee, on the Ohio and Mobile Railroad on a bridge built by the 12th Wisconsin Volunteers. Watercolor by John Ga...

Painting

Eleazer Williams

Date: 1832 

Description: Waist-up portrait of Eleazer Williams.

Painting

Alanson Sweet

Date: 1856 

Description: Alanson Sweet -- "Migrated from Owasco, N.Y. in 1835, to Milwaukee; was a member of the Milwaukee Union for the protection of settlers on the public lands...

Date: 1858 ca.

Description: This house was located among the Chippewa (Ojibwa) Indians. Here Hölzlhuber and his companions took shelter in an uncomfortable stable one night, after an...

Date: 1886 ca.

Description: Oil on linen study of a Union Civil War soldier examining his wound. The study was created as part of the work of the German panorama painters active in M...

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Main Street in Bayfield in 1870 with four cows standing in the street.

Painting

Black Hawk

Date: 1833-05 

Description: Painting of Black Hawk by Robert M. Sully. Black Hawk, a Native American Sauk warrior and leader, sought to attack and drive out the settlers in the Blue M...

Date: 1823 

Description: British evacuation of their fort at Prairie du Chien after the end of the War of 1812. Fort Shelby, the first fort at Prairie du Chien, was built in 1814 b...

Painting

Lucius Fairchild

Date: 1887 

Description: Portrait of Governor and Civil War General Lucius Fairchild (1831-1896) by John Singer Sargent.

Date: 1864 

Description: A painting of the Grignon house and surrounding land and water.

Painting

Lyman C. Draper

Date: 1854 

Description: Quarter-length portrait of Lyman C. Draper. This shows him at the time he assumed the position of Historical Society superintendent, at the age of 38.

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