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Date: 1858 ca.
Description: Beginning at Odanah just south of Lake Superior, Hölzlhuber and several fur trappers used an Indian trail to travel upstream through extensive wild forest....
Description: Waist-up portrait of Randall Wilcox sitting.
Description: The fertillity of the soil in America and Canada, especially in Wisconsin, was the attraction for most European immigrants. The vast amount of land and the...
Date: 1859 ca.
Description: Due to rainy weather, Hölzlhuber stayed a night in the home of Heinrich Cordes, who had purchased his land from an Irishman and built "a pretty brick house...
Date: 1860 ca.
Description: In April of 1860 Hölzlhuber took the railway from Milwaukee to Lake Horicon to visit the small town that was developing on its shore. Since the settlers we...
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.
Date: 1886 ca.
Description: Oil on linen study of a Civil War soldier holding up a wagon wheel. The painting was a preliminary study done by F.W. Heine or one of the Germany panorama...
Description: Waist-up portrait of John Arndt sitting and resting his hands on a cane.
Description: On a very hot day in August 1858 Hölzlhuber visited the farm of Jack Smith, an Irishman who had immigrated to Canada eleven years previously with his wife...
Description: Oil painting of Caroline Klauber, wife of Samuel Klauber.
Date: 1860-04 ca.
Description: Accompanying this sketch is Hölzlhuber's description of his last foray from Milwaukee before leaving America. "Before my return to Europe, D. Brandis, the...
Description: View of Rodolf farm.
Date: 1840 ca.
Description: A view of Fort Crawford (the second site and buildings of 1829-?).
Description: A painting of the new (as of 1891) bridge over the Mississippi River in La Crosse. The bridge was built by the Clinton Bridge Co.
Description: Oil on linen study of a Civil War soldier aiming a rifle, as seen from the rear. The study was created as part of the work of a group of German panorama a...
Description: A Catholic seminary since 1854, the Salesianum was built by Dr. Salzmann, a Catholic missionary from Munzbach in upper Austria. A two-hour walk from the ci...
Description: A depiction of groups of people viewing a panorama of landscapes on red walls in a large room, some seated at round tables. This sketch accompanies an Aust...
Description: Ranzer's prosperous farm was hewn out of the forest rather than the prairie. This was "of course more difficult" and needed hired help to fell and burn the...
Date: 1862 ca.
Description: Fort Lincoln, Kansas, when the 12th Wisconsin Volunteers arrived on their march from Fort Scott to Lawrence. A watercolor by John Gaddis of Company E.
Description: "Three views in a short space show the peaceful appearance of what is now a busy paper mills center. The first, a double lock around which the village of C...
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