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Date: 1857 

Description: This map shows lots and streets and includes pencil manuscript notations on the front and certification statements on the reverse. The top left margin rea...

Date: 1852-08 

Description: Pencil drawing of a lake shoreline. A few trees frame the arc of the shore and steamboats are visible along the distant shore.

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...

Photograph

Absalom Townsend

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Absalom Townsend.

Date: 1857 

Description: George W. Dawson, an African-American passenger from the steamer Central America swims to a piece of debris to which several men are clinging after...

Date: 1856-01-01 

Description: This map is mounted on cloth and shows lots, as well as location of the public square and college. Streets are labeled as is the Wisconsin River.

Date: 1853-03-15 

Description: The second page of a letter written to William Robert Taylor when he lived in Cottage Grove.

Date: 1853 ca.

Description: A head and shoulders portrait of Millard Fillmore, 13th President of the United States, 1850-1853. Fillmore was born in the Finger Lakes country of New Yo...

Date: 1852-08 

Description: Pencil drawing of Milwaukee Harbor with large sailboats on the water. In the minimalist depiction the sandy shoreline with short plant growth sweeps aroun...

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 S...

Date: 1856 before

Description: A hand-colored lithograph of two eels, created from drawings and descriptions of specimens collected by members of the Perry expedition. No. 1, top, was co...

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: Bird's-eye view of business district of Oshkosh, "drawn after nature" by the artist.

Photograph

Eleazer Williams

Date: 1858 before

Description: Ferrotype/tintype of Eleazer Williams (circa 1788-1858). He faces slightly left and wears a dark suit with stand collar. Cheeks and lower lip hand tinted...

Drawing

Bruen's Block

Date: 1853 

Description: Illustration of the new museum building, also known as "Bruen's Block," on the corner of East Washington Avenue and South Pinckney Street. Named for W.D. B...

Date: 1851 

Description: View of five soldiers in a dinghy, aside a dock, with another soldier standing on the dock. The fort is visible in the background, complete with the fortif...

Date: 1851 

Description: Pictograph E., Plate 63, "Kaizheosh, and his Band from Lake Vieu Desert. Michigan and Wisconsin." A group of symbols including birds, animals, a fish and a...

Photograph

N.M. Juneau

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of N.M. Juneau. He was born in Green Bay on November 14, 1821, and resided in Theresa, Dodge County.

Date: 1858 

Description: Directions for putting together and operating McCormick's Reaping and Mowing Machine. Features illustrations of the machine in use in the field and alone....

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...

Date: 1858 ca.

Description: Sixth plate daguerreotype of Frederick Moessner wearing a fireman's hat for Madison Engine Co. No. 2. He was one of the original members of Madison Fire Co...

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