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Date: 1840 

Description: This map, one of a series made by Thomas Jefferson Cram of the U.S. Topographical Engineers from personal surveys, shows the portage connecting the Wiskons...

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: This map shows a line of proposed construction for defending the north side of the canal against inundation from the Wisconsin River and location of Fort W...

Date: 1844 

Description: Indian dance on snowshoes. (Plate 14)."In the northern latitudes of America, where the winters are long and very severe, from the heavy falls of snow which...

Date: 1849 

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

Date: 1847 

Description: A woman sits at a table reading while apparently neglecting her whole family.

Historical Object

Memorandum and Account Book

Date: 1845 

Description: Diary and account book kept by Nicolaus C. Duerst.

Date: 1845 ca.

Description: Sixth plate daguerreotype of Elbridge F. and Mary D. Ayer. Seated three-quarter figures, man on left, woman on right. Elbridge wears suit, vest and bow tie...

Date: 1844 

Description: Indians on snowshoes hunting buffaloes immobilized by snow (Plate 15). "In this plate is illustrated the mode alluded to in the preceding page, of the Indi...

Date: 1841 before

Description: A head and shoulders portrait of William Henry Harrison, 9th President of the United States, 1841. Born in Virginia on February 9, 1773, he was the first...

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: Map shows three Wisconsin territories, Jefferson, Waukesha, and Milwaukee. Map is ink, pencil, and watercolor on paper. Relief shown by hachures.

Date: 1845 

Description: This map shows lakes, rivers, Chippewa land, the U.S. Mineral Land Agency, boundary between U.S. and Canada, Methodist and Catholic missions, and American...

Date: 1844 

Description: Buffalo wounded by spear or arrow in the snow (Plate 16)."The reader has here, a striking illustration of the deadly effects of the Indian's arrow, and als...

Date: 1848 

Description: This map by Increase Lapham shows the township and range system in southern and eastern Wisconsin as well as along the Wisconsin River in present-day Marat...

Painting

Reid House

Date: 1842 

Description: Watercolor of the Reid House, residence of William Reid at the head of Big Foot Lake (Lake Geneva). Two children and a woman are in the foreground.

Date: 1849-05 

Description: Fort Leavenworth with trees, buildings and American flag. The fort was established by Colonel Henry Leavenworth to protect the Santa Fe trail against the I...

Date: 1844 

Description: A young woman looks out her arched window with a bird cage hanging outdoors.

Date: 1842 

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

Painting

Iwa-toke

Date: 1845 

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

Date: 1849-07-07 

Description: The Buttes, Wyoming and Sweetwater River; sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the O...

Date: 1842 ca.

Description: Large volume rare book entitled "United States Exploring Expedition". During the years 1838-1842 and under the command of Charles Wilkes,U.S.N. An Atlas of...

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