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Date: 1859 ca.

Description: A page from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper with two sketches and a narrative of the sinking of the sidewheeler passenger, Lady Elgin, i...

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: Map is pen and pencil on paper. The map shows roads, creeks, and the Chequamegon Bay. The map is undated and prepared sometime between the establishment of...

Date: 1851 

Description: Handbill or Broadsheet advertising McCormick's Patent Virginia Reaper. Includes an illustration of the reaper in use. One man is driving the horses, anothe...

Date: 1857 

Description: Handbill containing directions for putting together and operating McCormick's "Reaping and Mowing Machine" [reaper]. Includes illustrations of the machine.

Date: 1856 

Description: This map shows lot and block numbers, streets, the Mississippi River, Fort Crawford, depot ground, and a graveyard. An old fort location is outlined in re...

Map or Atlas

Madison

Date: 1855 ca.

Description: This map shows a plat of the city, local streets, numbered blocks and lots, university grounds, the capitol square, and parts of Third and Fourth Lakes (La...

Date: 1855 

Description: Engraved portrait of Matthew Fontaine Maury (1806-1873) American astronomer, historian, oceanographer, meteorologist, cartographer, author, geologist, and...

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....

Book or Pamphlet

Beavers and their Dams

Date: 1859 

Description: Color drawing of beavers working on and living at their dams.

Photograph

Leonard W. Weeks

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Leonard W. Weeks. He was born in Caledonia County, Vermont, on November 18, 1805, and moved to Wisconsin in the spring of 1...

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: 1851 

Description: Diagram of an effigy mound in the shape of a cross.

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.

Photograph

Ebenezer Childs

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Ebenezer Childs. He was born in the town of Barre, Worcester County, Massachusetts on April 3, 1798. Childs arrived in Gr...

Painting

Portage

Date: 1855 

Description: Portage.

Date: 1850 

Description: [... through northern United States from New York to Minnesota]. Lithography by T. Sinclair. From Perrault papers, Lucien S. Hanks, donor.

Date: 1857 

Description: Inset of an engraved portrait of Governor William Barstow.

Photograph

Alfred L. Castleman

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Dr. Alfred L. Castleman. He was born in Shelby County, Kentucky on December 17, 1808, and came to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in...

Print

Little Falls

Date: 1853 

Description: Engraved image of a boat being towed through a canal at Little Falls by a team of horses. A small town is in the background.

Date: 1857 ca.

Description: Information depicting the history, condition and prospects of the Indian tribes of the United States: collected and prepared under the direction of the Bur...

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