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Date: 1855 

Description: Drawn seven years after Wisconsin entered statehood, this map shows the counties, cities, towns, rivers and lakes in the entire state. The map includes a c...

Date: 1858 

Description: A depiction of groups of people viewing a panorama of landscapes on red walls in a large room, some seated at round tables. This sketch accompanies an Aust...

Date: 1858 

Description: Drawn a decade after Wisconsin entered statehood, this 1858 map depicts counties, creeks, rivers, lakes, railroads completed, railroads in progress and com...

Date: 1856 

Description: Painting by S.M. Brookes of the Wisconsin Heights Battlefield.

Date: 1858 

Description: A survey map that shows the status of township surveys in Wisconsin. At that point, the majority of the state had been surveyed and platted, with the area...

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: Black and white ink drawing of an old wooden well.

Photograph

James Jesse Strang

Date: 1855 ca.

Description: Three-quarter length sitting portrait of James Strang.

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...

Date: 1856 ca.

Description: This map includes a location map showing major railroads and waterways in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Lake Superior, Bay of Superior, and Ba of Alloues are la...

Date: 1856 ca.

Description: Sixth plate daguerreotype of Mary Louise Baker Lidgerwood Browne. Daughter of Charles Minton Baker of Lake Geneva. Taken in New York before her family jour...

Date: 1856 

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

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...

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 before

Description: Portrait of Madame Thérèse Schindler (1774-1855), an early resident of Mackinac Island.

Photograph

George Messersmith

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of George Messersmith. He was born in West Union, Ohio, in 1815. Messersmith came to Wisconsin in May of 1827, and resided i...

Date: 1854 

Description: Increase Lapham's drawing of Oryzopsis asperifolia or Mountain Rice (Rough-Leaved Rice Grass).

Date: 1858 ca.

Description: Hölzlhuber journeyed from Chicago to Louisville, Kentucky, and from there took a train south to Cave City, from which passengers boarded a stagecoach for t...

Date: 1857 

Description: This map show city plats including the name and number of the plats as well as some land ownership. Some of the plats have manuscript annotations outlined...

Map or Atlas

Map of Dane County

Date: 1855 

Description: Map of Dane County.

Date: 1855 

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

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