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Date: 1849-06-20 

Description: Jail and Courthouse Rocks in Nebraska; Sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oreg...

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: This map of La Crosse is ink and pencil on paper and shows lot and block numbers, as well as buildings. An inscription on the bottom of the map reads: "Tim...

Date: 1849-06-29 

Description: Laramie Peak in Wyoming; Sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon Trail).

Date: 1842 

Description: A Menominee village as depicted by Francois, Comte de Castelnau, a French naturalist and diplomat who visited the Green Bay area about 1838. The detailed,...

Date: 1842-09-28 

Description: A page in Samuel Marshall's diary, dated September 28, 1842, with several short entries.

Date: 1844 

Description: Depiction of a buffalo on the plains (Plate 2). "This noble animal, which is the largest and most formidable of the ruminating species, existing in Nort...

Photograph

Brule River Battle

Date: 1845 ca.

Description: Illustration of Chippewa and Sioux Indians battling each other at the Brule River. Wood engraving from Armstrong, "Early Life Among The Indians".

Date: 1846 

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

Date: 1844 

Description: Horses cavorting on the plains (Plate 3). "Next in importance to the buffalo, for the use of man, is the horse, which is found joint-occupant with the I...

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: 1849-07-03 

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).

Date: 1849-07-24 

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).

Print

Ever Thine

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: Valentine's Day card with flowers and gold and white flourishes. Text at bottom reads "Ever Thine". It has been mounted to a piece of paper and a silhouett...

Map or Atlas

Map of Milwaukee

Date: 1845 

Description: This map hows lot and block numbers, local streets, railroads, some landowners’ names, Milwaukee River, Menomonee River, and part of Lake Michigan. The map...

Date: 1847 

Description: Engraving of the McCormick Reaper Works as it appeared in 1847. The factory was located on the north bank of the Chicago River, east of the Michigan Avenue...

Date: 1849-05-10 

Description: Illustration of the "terrific and fatal" riot at the New York Astor Place Opera House.

Date: 1846 ca.

Description: Sixth plate daguerreotype of Betsy H. Smith, left, with her daughter, Laura, right,and son, George. The three are the mother, sister and brother of Rosella...

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: Map shows three Wisconsin territories, Jefferson, Waukesha, and Milwaukee. Map is ink, pencil, and watercolor on paper. Relief shown by hachures.

Date: 1846 

Description: This map shows the counties and towns in existence at the time as well as lead and copper mines

Date: 1845 ca.

Description: A sixth-plate daguerreotype of Sophronia Newcomb Larkin, who married Benjamin Franklin Larkin. She is seated, and is wearing a dress with a white collar. H...

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