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Drawing

View of Detroit

Date: 1855 ca.

Description: View of Detroit with several boats and ships in (probably) the Detroit River.

Map or Atlas

Lower Prairie du Chien

Date: 1856 

Description: This map shows lot and block numbers, streets, depot building, and the Milwaukee & Mississippi Rail Road.

Date: 1859 

Description: Typed text on back of photograph: "River Falls Rifle company, River Falls, Wis. Organized 1859, later fought with 12th Wisconsin Volunteer Regiment in Civi...

Date: 1854 

Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of John Lawrence Smith (1818-1883), American chemist. From 1846-1850, he worked for the Turkish government, exploring their count...

Date: 1855-05-21 

Description: This plat map shows lots, the Kickapoo River, and the Wisconsin River.

Date: 1855 ca.

Description: Early view of the house built by Madison's first mayor, Jairus C. Fairchild, at 302 South Wisconsin Avenue (renamed Monona Avenue in 1877)at West Wilson St...

Date: 1850 

Description: Broadside advertising McCormick's Patent Virginia Reaper, manufactured by the company then known as C.H. McCormick & Co. D.W. Brown of Ashland, Ohio was t...

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: View of Carroll College.

Photograph

Orasmus Cole

Date: 1858 ca.

Description: Waist-up portrait of Orasmus Cole.

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: Buildings along Wisconsin River.

Photograph

Actress as Indian

Date: 1857 

Description: A woman dressed in Indian headwrap with feather, wrapped in a blanket, for a performance of "Black Hawk, or Lily of the Prairie," written by Mary Elizabeth...

Map or Atlas

State of Wisconsin

Date: 1850 

Description: This detailed map outlines mid and southern WI county boundaries in bright color, and city/town lines are provided. Other marks include lead mines, copper...

Date: 1855 

Description: Group portrait of men employed at Milwaukee & Watertown Railway.

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: 1855 

Description: Map of Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, and Kenosha Counties with part of Walworth County showing townships, waterways, railroads, plank roads, prairies, meado...

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: Valentine's Day card with a center image of a woman and a cherub leaning on an ornamental stone wall. A column with an ornate top appears to the right. The...

Date: 1854 ca.

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

Date: 1859 

Description: This plat map is pen on paper and shows numbered blocks and lots, local streets, and section lines. Also included is text on survey certifications. The to...

Date: 1858-01-01 

Description: Printed invitation to a New Year's Ball given at Weeden's Hotel in Neenah with music provided by Shattuck's Cotillion Band. The invitation is printed on e...

Date: 1857 ca.

Description: Illustration of an early design for the 3rd Wisconsin State Capitol, the second in Madison.

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