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Date: 1855 ca.

Description: Quarter-length oval-framed portrait of John Bascom at the age of 28.

Date: 1852-03-31 

Description: Surveyors map showing the Root River and Lake Michigan.

Drawing

Racine College

Date: 1858 

Description: College at Racine.

Date: 1858 ca.

Description: Sixth plate daguerreotype of Minnie Claire Donnel. The portrait is a full figure sitting, turned slightly to the left and looking front, left arm bent and...

Date: 1855 ca.

Description: Waist-up portrait of Mary Elizabeth Mears, also known as Nellie Wildwood.

Date: 1858 

Description: Panoramic sketch of State Street between North and South Halls on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Published in Frank Leslie's Illustrate Newsp...

Date: 1856 

Description: Isthmus of Madison, including Lake Mendota, or Great Lake, and Lake Menona [sic].

Photograph

John H. Rountree

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Major John H. Rountree. He was born in March of 1805 in Kentucky, near the Mammoth Cave, and came to Wisconsin on May 27, 1...

Date: 1855 

Description: This map shows the entire state and part of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It depicts creeks, rivers, lakes, railroads completed, railroads in progress,...

Drawing

Chief Oshkosh

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: Waist-up pen and ink drawing of Chief Oshkosh. He is wearing a top hat wrapped with a ribbon. He wears a suitcoat, bowtie, beaded neckpouch and a blanket w...

Date: 1852 

Description: Pencil drawing of view overlooking Madison. The sketch looks down North Hamilton Street from the capitol. Rutted, irregular streets and frame houses mark...

Photograph

Unidentified Woman

Date: 1852-03-08 after

Description: Ninth plate Ambrotype of an unidentified woman. She is sitting in a chair and is wearing a dark dress with large lace collar and brooch at the neckline, an...

Date: 1851 after

Description: A view of the chapel. Made of brick, the arched windows and flying buttresses lend the building a Gothic Revival look. All windows that are visible are sta...

Date: 1858 ca.

Description: A Catholic seminary since 1854, the Salesianum was built by Dr. Salzmann, a Catholic missionary from Munzbach in upper Austria. A two-hour walk from the ci...

Photograph

James Duane Doty

Date: 1858 ca.

Description: Salted paper photoprint of James Duane Doty, territorial governor of Wisconsin 1841-44.

Photograph

John Catlin

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of John Catlin. He was born in Orwell, Vermont in 1803, and settled at Mineral Point, Wisconsin, in May of 1836. Catlin moved...

Date: 1856 ca.

Description: Receipt issued by the American Board of Commissioners of Foreign Missions to Frederick Smith for a contribution of ten cents from the Sabbath School of the...

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...

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: 1858 ca.

Description: Beginning at Odanah just south of Lake Superior, H√∂lzlhuber and several fur trappers used an Indian trail to travel upstream through extensive wild forest....

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