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Map or Atlas

Fond du Lac Map 2/4

Date: 1857 

Description: A quarter section of a map of the City of Fond du Lac featuring the Empire Branch Plank Road.

Date: 1858 

Description: This map is hand-colored and mounted on cloth and shows lot and block numbers and dimensions, landownership, streets, railroads, selected buildings, fair g...

Date: 1850 

Description: Broadside advertising McCormick's Patent Virginia Reaper, manufactured by what was then known as C.H. McCormick & Co. Features an illustration of the reape...

Date: 1856 

Description: An original illustration of the lock at Rexford Flats.

Photograph

Peter Parkison, Jr.

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Peter Parkison, Jr. He was born in Tennessee on January 12, 1812. Parkison came to Wisconsin on August 15, 1828, and reside...

Date: 1850-06-28 

Description: Letter from Increase Lapham to his wife, Ann Maria Alcott, in Milwaukee. Lapham was at Aztalan and wrote to Anna regarding the geology of the region. He in...

Map or Atlas

Kenosha, Wisconsin

Date: 1857 

Description: This map shows land ownership by name, local streets, wards, buildings, parks, a cemetery, and part of Lake Michigan. Depths are shown by soundings and nor...

Date: 1850 

Description: Handbill containing directions for putting together and operating McCormick's reaper, manufactured by C.H. McCormick & Co. Headline over illustration of t...

Date: 1858 ca.

Description: View from the second story of the Salesianum, the residence of Dr. Salzmann. The view includes Lake Michigan, the Milwaukee shoreline, and some of the nume...

Date: 1853 ca.

Description: Bird's-eye map of Milwaukee looking east toward Lake Michigan from a bluff, long since graded into a slope, at about 6th Street between Wisconsin Avenue an...

Map or Atlas

Fond du Lac Map 3/4

Date: 1857 

Description: Quarter section of a map of the city of Fond du Lac featuring the Waupun Plank Road.

Drawing

Farm and Trees

Date: 1852 

Description: Rural landscape with farm buildings seen from across a field and framed by trees.

Photograph

Lucius Fairchild

Date: 1855 ca.

Description: Portrait of Lucius Fairchild as a young man.

Date: 1857 

Description: Membership certificate of the Athenaen Society of the University of Wisconsin presented to Charles Fairchild in 1857. The society was a student literary an...

Photograph

Hugh McFarland

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Hugh McFarland. He was born in Plumbridge County, Tyrone, Ireland, on June 22, 1815. McFarland emigrated to Wisconsin in...

Date: 1859 ca.

Description: A page of Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper detailing the sinking of the sidewheel passenger, Lady Elgin, in 1860. One sketch is of Edward...

Date: 1858 

Description: This map shows city wards, streets, block and lot numbers, cemeteries, buildings, landownership, forests, railroads, a race course, quarries, and orchards....

Date: 1859 

Description: A drawing of the private Haskell University that was operating during the 1850's. The drawing was done by a student, Mrs. L. Campbell who spelled the name...

Date: 1856-01 

Description: This map shows lots, lots appropriated for churches and schools, streets, parks, court house, and land to be appropriated for railroad depots. An inset map...

Map or Atlas

Map of Milwaukee

Date: 1856 

Description: This map shows lot and block numbers, wards, roads, railroads, and some landowner names. Lake Michigan and the Milwaukee River are labeled. Includes an ins...

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