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Date: 1845 

Description: Georgia Lottery ticket from 1845 authorized by the Legislature for the benefit of Fort Gained Academy.

Date: 1840 

Description: This map shows local streets, numbered lots, and part of Blue Mounds Branch. The map reads: "NE 1/4 NW 1/4 Sect. 16 - T5 - R5E." under the title and is dat...

Date: 1845 

Description: Ticket for the Grand Consolidated Lottery of Delaware and Georgia for the benefit of improving the navigation of the Pokomoke River and for the benefit of...

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: 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: 1844 

Description: An ink on paper, hand-drawn map of Milwaukee County that shows the sectioning of townships, the boundary of the canal grant, roads, streams, lakes, includi...

Date: 1844 

Description: Map of Wisconsin including Lakes Michigan and Superior.

Date: 1849-07-10 ca.

Description: The clay hills that were formed by the Sweetwater River in Wyoming; sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland...

Date: 1849 

Description: Directions for putting together and operating McCormick's Patent Virginia Reaper. Features a woodcut illustration with labeled parts.

Date: 1844 ca.

Description: Group of men engaged in a war dance. They hold spears, axes, and bows. (Plate 29)

Date: 1848 

Description: The first Fort Crawford at Prairie du Chien, with the Mississippi River in the foreground. Although dated 1830, this scene was actually painted by Henry Le...

Book or Pamphlet

Map of Town of Calumet

Date: 1848 

Description: Foldout map of a sketch of the town grid of Calumet.

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...

Date: 1842 ca.

Description: American Fur Company with both Mission churches. Sketch purportedly by a Native American youth. Probably an overpainted photographic copy enlargement. Pape...

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...

Date: 1849-07-10 

Description: Independence Rock (the perceived midway point on the Oregon Trail),Wyoming, with two wagons unhitched at the base of the rock; sketched by Wilkins on his 1...

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.

Newspaper Article/Clipping

"Southport American" Whig Publication

Date: 1845-08-02 

Description: Front page of "Southport American."

Date: 1846 ca.

Description: This plat map, which features the very early spelling of Wisconsin as "Wiskonsin", was created sometime between 1846 and 1854 and shows a canal and dam on...

Date: 1846 

Description: Two pages of Samuel Marshall's 1846 diary, filled with daily entries.

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