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Date: 1886 

Description: Advertising ephemera for Electricity in a Bottle by the West Electric Cure Co. of Chicago which claimed to cure catarrh, hay fever, headache, asthma, and n...

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Promotional card advertising the hemlock barn industry in northern Wisconsin. The card features an elevated view of a tannery. Caption: THE HEMLOCK BARK...

Date: 1863-11-23 

Description: A receipt made out to Abraham Gilman for the $300 he paid to avoid serving his draft duty in the Civil War.

Date: 1860 after

Description: Jefferson Davis as a spider traps flies in his web. The web appears to be attached to the Union flag. He has a skull and crossbones on his back and blood d...

Date: 1882-02-03 before

Description: Cover and interior menu for "M. Le General Fairchild" in shadowed blackletter with the intertwined initials "M" and "P" and the head of a goat above. Gold-...

Date: 1849 

Description: Directions for putting together and operating McCormick's Patent Virginia Reaper. Features a woodcut illustration with labeled parts.

Date: 1861-11-26 

Description: Front of printed handbill concerning an offer of amnesty to local rebels. Annotations by Colonel C.R. Jennison appear on back.

Date: 1859 ca.

Description: Valentine's Day card with young girl holding a doll. She and her doll are both wearing a dress. The girl has her hair in a snood. A verse appears below, "S...

Date: 1860 after

Description: A soldier stands on the left with his gun and bayonet. A sailor stands on the right holding a banner that reads, "THE UNION MUST & SHALL BE PRESERVED". In...

Date: 1888 

Description: Card menu for a dinner for Judge Charles E. Dyer, given by his "legal friends in Milwaukee, at the Milwaukee Club." At the top is a stalk of wheat interlac...

Date: 1860 after

Description: The devil holds the Texas state seal and a Confederate flag. "THE REBEL STATES" and "TEXAS" appear within the illustration. Blue ink on beige envelope, ima...

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Valentine's Day card with three layers. The bottom layer is a pink and white card with embossed floral designs. The middle layer (not visible) is a country...

Date: 1897 

Description: Color lithograph cover illustration for the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company catalog. Shows a steam powered sailing ship named "Progress" with a McCorm...

Date: 1860 after

Description: A bull, labeled "NORTH", is chasing Jefferson Davis towards a fence and bushes. The bull is saying, "Come and take a Horn, Jeff" and Davis is saying, "You...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Valentine card with a girl framed with a metallic gold harp decorated with ribbons, hearts and flowers. She is wearing a white dress and has flowers in her...

Date: 1860 after

Description: Two images of the "family" of Virginia. Above depicts a happy, prosperous "family" at the Declaration of Independence in 1776. A banner with the stars and...

Date: 1881-03-06 before

Description: Front cover and interior menu with ornaments in gold ink and "Son Excellence Madame Fairchild" hand lettered in silver ink on card stock with raised silver...

Date: 1888 

Description: Letterhead of August Kroll of Leopolis, Wisconsin, dealer in hardware, stoves, and tinware, with an image of the interior of a store and customers being he...

Date: 1868-12-22 before

Description: Front cover and interior menu pages from the Third Annual Supper of the New England Society, held at Vilas House to commemorate Forefather's Day. On the co...

Date: 1860 after

Description: Envelope depicts a Zouave camp with five soldiers relaxing around a campfire in front of a tent. A tree branch and a drum are in the foreground. The captio...

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