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Description: Portrait of Austin E. Quinney with dog.
Description: Poster offering $600 reward for the return of three runaway slaves in Calvert County, Maryland. The three slaves are Henry Morsell, Jim Parker, and Bill Hu...
Date: 1840 ca.
Description: A view of the Roman Catholic community of St. Nazianz.
Description: Baby mittens knitted of ecru, red and pink wool yarn.
Description: Fort Crawford (the second site, with buildings of 1829-?), on the east bank of the Mississippi River, about 2 miles above the mouth of the Wisconsin River.
Description: Advertising handbill for Cyrus Hall McCormick's patent Virginia Reaper. Printed for C.H. McCormick & Co. by James J. Langdon, Chicago, Illinois.
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: 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...
Description: Bear Valley in Utah; sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon Trail).
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...
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: 1846 ca.
Description: This map of Prairieville, later renamed Waukesha, is ink and pencil on paper and shows the Fox River, a plat of village, and lot owners.
Date: 1848 ca.
Description: Photographic reprint of a daguerreotype of Cyrus Hall McCormick (1809-1884). McCormick was a Chicago industrialist and inventor in 1831 of the first commer...
Date: 1841 ca.
Description: Page from Nathan Myrick's account book showing transactions with Native Americans.
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...
Description: Cathedral Rock in Wyoming; sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon Trail).
Description: Fort Leavenworth with trees, buildings and American flag. The fort was established by Colonel Henry Leavenworth to protect the Santa Fe trail against the I...
Description: Large group of Indians engaged in the game of lacrosse (Plate 23). "Having in the two former illustrations and their chapters, explained to the readers the...
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...
Description: The Black Hills sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon Trail).
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