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Date: 1840 ca.

Description: This map of La Crosse is ink and pencil on paper and shows lot and block numbers, as well as buildings. An inscription on the bottom of the map reads: "Tim...

Date: 1842 

Description: Drawing of Front and State Streets showing the first houses in La Crosse.

Date: 1842 ca.

Description: American Fur Company with both Mission churches. Sketch purportedly by a Native American youth. Probably an overpainted photographic copy enlargement. Pape...

Painting

Iwa-toke

Date: 1845 

Description: Menominee woman, Iwa-toke, "The Serpent," sister to Ke-wah-ten, "The North Wind."

Date: 1849 

Description: Advertising handbill for Cyrus Hall McCormick's patent Virginia Reaper. Printed for C.H. McCormick & Co. by James J. Langdon, Chicago, Illinois.

Date: 1845 

Description: Ticket for the Grand Consolidated Lottery of Delaware and Georgia for the benefit of improving the navigation of the Pokomoke River and for the benefit of...

Date: 1840 

Description: This map shows local streets, numbered lots, and part of Blue Mounds Branch. The map reads: "NE 1/4 NW 1/4 Sect. 16 - T5 - R5E." under the title and is dat...

Date: 1847 

Description: Drawing of a Native American man looking into the Milwaukee settlement.

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: Shows plat of town, local streets, Fond du Lac River, and part of Lake Winnebago.

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: This manuscript map is ink, pencil, and watercolor on paper and shows landownership. An approximate date can be established by the names written on the pla...

Book or Pamphlet

Slave Catchers

Date: 1849 ca.

Description: Drawing of two slave catchers pointing guns at two runaway slaves.

Painting

Ke-wah-ten

Date: 1845 

Description: Ke-wah-ten or "The North Wind," sister to Iwa-toke, "The Serpent."

Date: 1849-06-30 ca.

Description: The Black Hills sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon Trail).

Date: 1842 ca.

Description: This map shows portions of northern Illinois and Wisconsin surveyed by the map's creation. It shows county lines and university land, and depicts lead and...

Drawing

Racine College

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: A view of Racine College.

Date: 1845 ca.

Description: View of the gorge at St. Croix with a boat and multiple figures visible in the background.

Map or Atlas

Wisconsin Map

Date: 1848 

Description: In 1849, northern Wisconsin was composed of huge sectional regions such as Chippewa, Portage, Brown and Crawford, whereas southern Wisconsin was constitute...

Date: 1841 

Description: Inside front cover and first page of Nathan Myrick's 1841-1842 account book showing his purchase of supplies at Prairie du Chien for the establishment of h...

Date: 1846 ca.

Description: This plat map, which features the very early spelling of Wisconsin as "Wiskonsin," was created sometime between 1846 and 1854 and shows a canal and dam on...

Photograph

Van S. Brady

Date: 1848 ca.

Description: Sixth plate daguerreotype waist-up portrait of Van Swearingen Brady of Ohio, son of Captain Samuel Brady.

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