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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: 1840 ca.

Description: View of the Root River lighthouse.

Date: 1848 ca.

Description: Studio portrait of Abraham Lincoln, from the original daguerreotype owned by his son, Robert T. Lincoln.

Date: 1845 

Description: Engraving depicting the defeat of Black Hawk by General Henry Atkinson at the Battle of Bad Axe on August 2, 1832. The engraving depicts Federal Regulars a...

Date: 1848 ca.

Description: Waist-up portrait (daguerreotype) of Nelson Dewey (1813-1889). He was Governor of Wisconsin from June 7th, 1848 until January 5th, 1852.

Date: 1848 ca.

Description: Redbird, a Winnebago Indian, following his surrender after an attack on Prairie du Chien in 1827. .

Date: 1849-05 ca.

Description: The vast prairies in Missouri; an oxen-pulled wagon is visible. Sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trai...

Historical Object

Girl's White Leather Gloves

Date: 1845 after

Description: These girl's gloves are made of off-white kid leather. They are completely hand-stitched in beige thread, top stitched around the fingers and thumb, with t...

Map or Atlas

Map of Milwaukee

Date: 1848 

Description: This map shows lot and block numbers, roads, railroads, and some landowners’ names. Lake Michigan, the Milwaukee River, and the Menomonee River are labeled...

Date: 1842 

Description: Relief shown by hachures. Shows furnaces, saw mills, houses, roads, grist mills, entries, reservations, and diggings. "Compiled by order of the Board of C...

Date: 1849 

Description: Head and shoulders portrait of Metea, a Chief of the Potawatomi Tribe.

Date: 1847 

Description: This map identifies surveyed areas of the Upper Peninsula and shows lakes, rivers, and islands in portions of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, and upper Can...

Date: 1844 

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: 1846-09-21 before

Description: Bill of fare for the United States Hotel, with decorative border ornaments running along the sides, top, and bottom of the menu, and general printed catego...

Date: 1845 ca.

Description: A cased daguerreotype portrait of Horace Griswold Bliss sitting in a chair with his legs crossed. He was purported to be Madison's first pharmacist. Bliss...

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: 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: 1849-01-09 

Description: Shows county line boundaries, rivers, and falls. Includes explanation of township and county divisions. Pen and pencil on paper. Title supplied by catalog...

Map or Atlas


Date: 1846 

Description: Drawn two years before Wisconsin entered statehood, this map shows the counties and towns that existed at the time, as well as known rivers and lakes. By 1...



Date: 1849 

Description: Handwritten list of plants in the Ranunculaceae or crowfoot family.

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