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Date: 1847 ca.
Description: Sixth plate daguerreotype of John Catlin and his wife, seated, facing forward. He wears a suit, and she a dark dress with white collar, and plaid ribbon cr...
Description: A color map of Kentucky with insets showing Lexington, the Falls of Ohio, and the Ohio River.
Date: 1841 ca.
Description: Page from Nathan Myrick's account book showing transactions with Native Americans.
Date: 1845 ca.
Description: Ninth plate daguerreotype of a waist-up portrait of Susan Shriver Meyer Sweeney. Half figure facing directly front, wearing round-rimmed spectacles and whi...
Description: Cross section drawing of a Wisconsin lead mine.
Description: Sweetwater River in Wyoming; sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon Trail).
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.
Description: Music for the song "Caledonian March" as notated on a letter written by Thomas Steel to his sister Lilly Steel.
Date: 1844 ca.
Description: Full-length portrait of Mah-To-Toh-Pa. He is holding a decorated spear. "In the former letter I gave some account of Mah-to-toh-pa (the four bears), second...
Description: A buffalo surrounded by wolves (Plate 10).
"There are several varieties of the wolf species on the American prairies, the most numerous and formidable of...
Description: Green River Valley in Wyoming; sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon Trail...
Description: Indians on foot and horseback capturing wild horses (Plate 4).
"Taking the wild horse and breaking him down is one of the proudest feats of the Indian a...
Date: 1849-07-12 ca.
Description: Wilkins' first sighting of the Rocky Mountains; sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as...
Description: The ferry landing in Weston, Missouri; Sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oreg...
Date: 1848 ca.
Description: Map of Wisconsin and a portion of Minnesota showing the township surveys in progress in portions of the Saint Croix River region and in central Wisconsin a...
Description: This map is pen-and-ink on paper and shows the numbers, dimensions, and acreages of lots, as well as survey monuments and streets.
Also included is a cert...
Description: South Pass in Wyoming; sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon Trail). Wilki...
Description: A drawing by Thomas Steel of his farm property contained in a letter Steel wrote to his father James Steel.
Description: Title page of Increase Lapham's A Geographical and Topographical Description of Wisconsin published by P.C. Hale of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Description: Sixth plate daguerreotype portrait of Horace Griswold Bliss sitting in a chair with his legs crossed, wearing a striped coat, striped vest, and striped tie...
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