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Date: 1852 ca.

Description: Printed petition addressed to Governor Leonard J. Farwell concerning the lack of qualifications of the present state Emigrant Agent and their desire for th...

Date: 1855 

Description: Engraved portrait of Matthew Fontaine Maury (1806-1873) American astronomer, historian, oceanographer, meteorologist, cartographer, author, geologist, and...

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Let Me Alone

Date: 1860 after

Description: A charging elephant tosses Jefferson Davis and a dog into the air. Davis holds a tattered Confederate flag. The elephant is labeled UNCLE SAM, and the dog...

Date: 1860 after

Description: A relaxed man sits in a chair reading a paper with his slippers on. He has food and drink on a nearby table. Below the captions reads "One of the C.S.A. ge...

Date: 1866 ca.

Description: Engraved carte-de-visite portrait of General Ulysses S. Grant and his family.

Date: 1835 ca.

Description: Kee-o-kuck, or the Watching Fox, a Chief of the Sauk tribe and sucessor to Black Hawk. Hand-colored lithograph from the Aboriginal Portfolio, painted at t...

Date: 1887 

Description: Valentine's Day card with tan fringe and tasseled cords. A border of white daisies surrounds a smaller zig-zag border. Inside the border is the text "St. V...

Date: 1863 ca.

Description: Black & white lithograph by Milwaukee lithographer Louis Kurz depicting the Madison Turners or Turnverein at a shooting party on the Madison lakefront. Th...

Date: 1835 ca.

Description: Kaa-nun-der-waaguinse-zoo, or the Berry Picker, a famous Chippewa (Ojibwa) Chief. Hand-colored lithograph from the Aboriginal Portfolio, painted at the Tr...

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: Advertisement card that reads: "The Kirby. It Mows! It Reaps! It Rakes!" Includes a photograph that has been pasted onto the card of a man using the Kirby.

Date: 1844 

Description: A portrayal of the effects of contact with whites on the Assiniboine chief, Wi-Jun-Jon. (Plate 25). "In offering this illustration to the reader, I am repr...

Date: 1860 after

Description: A rare "risque" (for the time) design. A row of soldiers look away from their officer at a young lady as she lifts her skirts to step over a puddle, exposi...

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Valentine's Day card with the image of a woman sitting on a cushioned wooden bench, gazing at her wedding ring. She is wearing a long blue dress. A gray ce...

Date: 1860 after

Description: Scene of 16 figures. A slave owner raises his whip as black families race towards Fort Monroe, some remain behind picking cotton. The slave owner is saying...

Date: 1861-07 

Description: Etching of a battle scene during the retreat from Manassas. Originally published by Virtue & Company Publishers of New York.

Date: 1869-02-13 

Description: Engraved image of several men attempting to ride velocipedes in a large open, interior space. Many have fallen or are struggling with balance.

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Pear's Soap

Date: 1899-09-20 

Description: Advertisement for Pear's Soap featuring an illustration of an admiral washing his hands. Text reads: "The first step toward lightening the white man's burd...

Date: 1849 

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

Date: 1864-02-26 ca.

Description: Engraved waist-up carte-de-visite portrait of General Robert E. Lee.

Date: 1899-01-27 before

Description: Front cover of the menu for the "Fest-Mahl zur Feier des Geburtstages" given to Wilhelm II in Frankfurt, with a brown leather medallion embossed with a hea...

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