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Date: 1847 

Description: Distant view of the early settlement of the town showing a strip of low-slung buildings in a barren expanse.

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: This 19th century manuscript map shows the roads and proposed routes, villages, and lakes and streams in Walworth County, Wisconsin.

Map or Atlas

Map of Milwaukee

Date: 1846 

Description: This map shows lot and block numbers, roads, railroads, and some landowners’ names and includes the manuscript annotations: "From the Lapham collection" --...

Newspaper Article/Clipping

"Frauen Zeitung"

Date: 1848-09-27 

Description: The front page of the newsletter "Frauen-Zeitung."

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.

Photograph

Little Stone House

Date: 1841 

Description: Photographic print of a sketch of a residential home titled, "Little Stone House."

Date: 1849-07-13 

Description: The trail at Rocky Ridge, showing wagon train, that Wilkins was taking to get to the South Pass in Wyoming; sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from...

Date: 1845 

Description: Two holiday cards with European Robins. Robins are a symbol of Christmas in Great Britain. Caption reads: "A merry christmas". Chromolithograph. Images and...

Map or Atlas

Map of Milwaukee

Date: 1845 

Description: This map hows lot and block numbers, local streets, railroads, some landowners’ names, Milwaukee River, Menomonee River, and part of Lake Michigan. The map...

Print

Ever Thine

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: Valentine's Day card with flowers and gold and white flourishes. Text at bottom reads "Ever Thine". It has been mounted to a piece of paper and a silhouett...

Date: 1849-05 ca.

Description: Wilkins' wagon procession crossing a creek in Missouri; Sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also...

Date: 1844 

Description: Horses cavorting on the plains (Plate 3). "Next in importance to the buffalo, for the use of man, is the horse, which is found joint-occupant with the I...

Date: 1848 

Description: A campaign poster for Free Soil Party candidates Martin Van Buren and Charles Francis Adams for President and Vice-President. Above is the American eagle,...

Date: 1844 

Description: Indian dance, with some wearing bear masks (Plate 18). "Next in importance to the buffalo hunts, and not less exciting and spirited in its character, is th...

Date: 1844 ca.

Description: Full-length portrait of Joc-O-Sot, "A Sauk Chief from the Upper Missouri, U.S.A."

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: This manuscript map by Increase Lapham shows the railroads, roads, wetlands, lakes and streams, dams, prairies, and settlers in the eastern half of Waukesh...

Date: 1844 

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

Drawing

School

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: The first school house at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin.

Date: 1844 

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...

Date: 1849 

Description: Portrait of wife and daughter of Austin E. Quinney, chief of the Stockbridge nation.

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