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Date: 1846-11-26 

Description: A drawing by Thomas Steel of his farm property contained in a letter Steel wrote to his father James Steel.

Date: 1847 ca.

Description: Carl de Haas house from across a river.

Photograph

Ann Elizabeth Stone

Date: 1845 ca.

Description: Sixth plate daguerreotype of Ann Elizabeth Stone, daughter of Samuel and Caroline Allcott Stone, taken in the mid-1840s. Three-quarter length seated pose,...

Date: 1840 ca.

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

Magazine or Periodical

The Old Oaken Bucket

Date: 1849 

Description: Masthead of Racine, Wisconsin temperance publication The Old Oaken Bucket and Sons of Temperance Organ. The masthead features a bucolic scene at the...

Date: 1849 

Description: Hand-colored lithograph of Little Elk (Hoo-Wan-ne-ka), chief of the Ho-Chunk, as he appeared during an official visit to Washington, D.C. in 1824. This por...

Date: 1849 

Description: A hand drawn map of showing the two proposed routes from the Milwaukee River to the Moody’s Lime Quarry at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The map includes the rout...

Date: 1849 

Description: Fort Childs or New Fort Kearny in Nebraska Sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the...

Newspaper Article/Clipping

"Frauen Zeitung"

Date: 1848-09-27 

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

Map or Atlas

Menomonee Reserve

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: This map is pencil on paper and shows rivers, granite locations, and selected landmarks. Relief is shown by hachures.

Date: 1848-04 

Description: Poster advertising an auction for about 49,000 acres of land for sale in Wisconsin and Illinois by Thomas & Sons Auctioneers.

Print

John Tyler

Date: 1843 ca.

Description: John Tyler, 10th President of the United States, from 1841-1845. Tyler was the first Vice President to become President upon the death of a sitting Presid...

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: This map of Kewaunee shows lot and block numbers, Lake Michigan, and includes a location map showing proposed railroads. The map includes manuscript annota...

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: 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: 1848 

Description: This map shows lighthouses on part of Lake Superior, Green Bay, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Lake St. Clair, Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence River,...

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: 1840 ca.

Description: This is a plat map of Sheboygan showing the Sheboygan River and Lake Michigan. Streets are labeled and plats are numbered in quadrants. Some points of inte...

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: 1845 ca.

Description: Sixth plate daguerreotype of Leverett Steele Kellogg, a Milwaukee, Wisconsin pioneer in 1836, from Connecticut. Waist-up portrait, facing forward. He is we...

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