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Date: 1890 

Description: The back of an advertising card for William Deering & Company promoting the Deering steel binder. The card, which reads "Take This Card" across the top, wa...

Date: 1883 

Description: The reverse side of a William Deering & Co. advertising card. The advertisement asserts that "The strongest testimonials that could be given for the Deerin...

Date: 1860-02-22 

Description: Menu for the Newhall House hotel in Milwaukee, extensively illustrated with an engraving of the hotel and prices. The Newhall House, during its day one of...

Date: 1850 

Description: Broadside advertising McCormick's Patent Virginia Reaper, manufactured by the company then known as C.H. McCormick & Co. D.W. Brown of Ashland, Ohio was t...

Date: 1880 

Description: Holiday card with ribbons, flowers and fruit. On the ribbon are the words "A Merry Christmas!". Chromolithograph.

Date: 1882-05-02 

Description: Illustrated invitation to a May Party at Liederkranz Hall given by the Makers and Sawyers of Milwaukee. The invitation is illustrated in color with a hors...

Date: 1863-05-23 

Description: Cartoon appearing in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, Page 144. During the American Civil War (1861-1865), the Copperheads nominally favored th...

Date: 1860 after

Description: General Winfield Scott is chopping down a tall tree with an ax. Eight frightened men cling to the upper limbs. Caption below reads, "The downfall of Secess...

Date: 1850 

Description: Broadside advertising McCormick's Patent Virginia Reaper, manufactured by what was then known as C.H. McCormick & Co. Features an illustration of the reape...

Date: 1860 after

Description: Confederate President Jefferson Davis with his nose caught in a bear trap (Washington) while holding a confederate/pirate flag. Caption reads, "Jeff though...

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: Valentine's Day card with a center image of a woman and a cherub leaning on an ornamental stone wall. A column with an ornate top appears to the right. The...

Date: 1854 ca.

Description: Bird's-eye view of Milwaukee looking east toward Lake Michigan from a bluff, long since graded into a slope, at about 6th Street between Wisconsin Avenue a...

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Union Rally

Date: 1864-09-10 

Description: Civil War handbill promoting Union recruitment.

Date: 1886 ca.

Description: Bird's-eye map of Baraboo with inset of Devil's Lake, the south and east sides of the commercial square, the First National Bank, and the Warren House hote...

Date: 1858-01-01 

Description: Printed invitation to a New Year's Ball given at Weeden's Hotel in Neenah with music provided by Shattuck's Cotillion Band. The invitation is printed on e...

Date: 1856 ca.

Description: Receipt issued by the American Board of Commissioners of Foreign Missions to Frederick Smith for a contribution of ten cents from the Sabbath School of the...

Date: 1860 after

Description: A cavalry soldier sits on his horse, with a military camp and flag in the background. The faint image of Abraham Lincoln is from the opposite envelope in t...

Date: 1850 

Description: Handbill containing directions for putting together and operating McCormick's reaper, manufactured by C.H. McCormick & Co. Headline over illustration of t...

Date: 1860 after

Description: The cannon "UNION", supported on the gun carriage with the names of Cameron, Lincoln, Scott and Seward on it, is firing on the house "DISUNION" with a Conf...

Date: 1860 after

Description: An aunt, Mary, finds two boys, Johnny and Joe, fighting. One boy is an obvious loser. The text below reads: "Mary. Why, Johnny, what have you been doing?...

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