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Book or Pamphlet

Slave Catchers

Date: 1849 ca.

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

Date: 1849 

Description: Handbill advertising McCormick's Patent Virginia Reaper, manufactured by the company then known as McCormick, Ogden & Co. Features a small drawing of the r...

Date: 1844 

Description: Title page of Increase Lapham's A Geographical and Topographical Description of Wisconsin published by P.C. Hale of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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...

Painting

Watertown

Date: 1841 

Description: View of Watertown.

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: 1840 ca.

Description: An ink, watercolor, and pencil on tracing paper, hand-drawn map of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin that shows the town and range system, sections, lakes and st...

Date: 1844 

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

Date: 1844 

Description: Increase Lapham's handwritten title page for A Geographical and Topographical Description of Wisconsin

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: Sixth plate daguerreotype. Waist-up portrait of Elsey Ormsbee Bristol. Elsey was born May 27, 1783; married August 1, 1804 at Warwick, Massachusetts to Cha...

Date: 1849 ca.

Description: A portrait of Zachary Taylor, 12th President of the United States, 1849-1850. Born in Virginia on November 24, 1784, Taylor died in office on July 9, 185...

Date: 1848 ca.

Description: Sixth plate daguerreotype of a seated woman in a long-sleeve printed dress and shoulder-length side curls, holding a sleeping baby on her lap with her righ...

Date: 1845 

Description: Illustration of a young couple romancing by a well as another young woman watches from behind.

Date: 1844 

Description: Handwritten first page of Increase Lapham's unpublished gazetteer of Wisconsin.

Photograph

Captain James Ward

Date: 1845 ca.

Description: Sixth plate daguerreotype. Waist-up portrait in front of a painted backdrop of Captain James Ward. Ward was from Mason County, Kentucky, and a compatriot 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...

Date: 1845 ca.

Description: A cased daguerreotype of Horace Griswold Bliss, purported to be Madison's first pharmacist. Subject is seated, looking forward, bent to the right at a 3/4...

Date: 1847 ca.

Description: An artists rendition of the western view of the Thiensville mills from the local tavern.

Photograph

Saint Clara Academy

Date: 1846 after

Description: A view of the college and surrounding green space at Saint Clara Academy. Saint Clara Academy moved to River Forest, Illinois in 1922, and since 1970 has g...

Map or Atlas

Map of Milwaukee

Date: 1849 

Description: This map shows lot and block numbers, wards, local streets, railroads, some landownersÂ’ names, Milwaukee River, Menomonee River, and part of Lake Michigan....

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