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Date: 1855 

Description: This map shows lot and block numbers, buildings, some landownership, roads, railroads, cemeteries, the Milwaukee River, and Lake Michigan. The map includes...

Date: 1856 

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

Date: 1852 

Description: Group of birch [?] trees on a knoll.

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: 1855 

Description: This map shows the township survey grid and identifies counties, named towns, rivers, lakes, railroads, plank roads, mines, and the Menomonee Reservation....

Painting

Felix Walker

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: Ninth plate daguerreotype of a painted quarter-length portrait of Felix Walker, 1793-1828. Mr. Walker fought in the Revolutionary War alongside Daniel Boon...

Date: 1857 ca.

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

Date: 1858 ca.

Description: In August 1858, Hölzlhuber traveled up the St. Croix River to Stillwater, Minnesota, on the steamship Winona. He noted the upper Mississippi's tribu...

Date: 1859 ca.

Description: An illustration of the Capital House, from the 1858-1859 Madison City Directory. The first-class hotel opened in 1853, was later bought by L.B. Vilas and c...

Map or Atlas

Wisconsin Map

Date: 1856 ca.

Description: A hand-colored map of Wisconsin, showing the county boundaries, towns, cities, railroads, roads, lakes, rivers, bays, and the Lake Superior’s islands. In...

Date: 1857 

Description: Engraved document certifying that D. Henry Rockwell of Oconomowoc is entitled to one share of the La Crosse and Milwaukee Rail Road Company worth one hundr...

Map or Atlas

Geneva Wisconsin

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: This map of Geneva shows lots and acreages, reserved land, and public squares. Streets and Lake Geneva are labeled. The map includes manuscript annotations...

Date: 1852 

Description: Devil's Lake from shore flanked by steep tree-covered hillsides. A small solitary rowboat floats near the distant shore.

Date: 1855-05-10 

Description: A poster advertising a $100 reward to be issued by Marcus Du Val for his runaway "servant" Matthew Turner. The poster includes a physical description of th...

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: 1856 

Description: This map shows township grids, existing settlements, Indian reservations, rivers, lakes, and treaty lines. A portion of Minnesota is visible. Lake Michigan...

Date: 1855 ca.

Description: This map shows the township survey grid and identifies counties, named towns, rivers, lakes, railroads, and proposed railroads,. Horicon Marsh is labeled H...

Date: 1855 

Description: This Wisconsin depicts counties, creeks, rivers, lakes, railroads completed, railroads in progress, common roads and the Menomonee Reservation.

Map or Atlas

Map of Milwaukee

Date: 1854 

Description: This map shows lot and block numbers, roads, railroads, and some landowners’ names. Lake Michigan, the Milwaukee River, and the Menomonee River are labeled...

Photograph

Men with Oxen

Date: 1855 ca.

Description: Sod-breaking plow with five yoke of oxen.

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