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Date: 1851 ca.

Description: Advertising handbill for reapers designed by A.J. Cook and manufactured by Hatch and Whitely of Springfield in Clark County, Ohio.

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...

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: A hand-drawn plat map of the area along the Pecatonica River in the Town of Cadiz, Green County, Wisconsin.

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...

Photograph

Beaded Baby Bonnet

Date: 1856 

Description: Knitted baby bonnet made with tan cotton yarn and decorated with glass beads.

Photograph

Portage View

Date: 1856 

Description: View of Portage including St. Mary's Church.

Map or Atlas

Monticello Wisconsin

Date: 1851-08 

Description: Ink on paper. Includes explanation and a certification signed by Jacob Marty, Electa Marty, and a justice of the peace. Original map is very light and in f...

Date: 1859 ca.

Description: The maple and hickory forests in the old northwest were often plagued with fires during the summer months. Hölzlhuber, on a return journey from Niagara Fal...

Photograph

Augustin Grignon

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: Sixth plate daguerreotype studio portrait of Augustin Grignon. He is seated, holding a tomahawk. The tomahawk, which could also be used as a pipe, was made...

Postcard

New Glarus

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: New Glarus from an early lithograph.

Date: 1854 

Description: Register of the Deed Office filed by the land surveyor and lawyer Alfred Topliff. The document includes detailed listings of city blocks. In the right hand...

Photograph

Inside Fort Howard

Date: 1853 after

Description: Stereograph of the interior of Fort Howard after its decommissioning in 1853.

Photograph

John Johnston

Date: 1855 ca.

Description: Studio portrait of John Johnston (1836-1904) as a young man. John was born in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. He came to Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1856 and became a...

Date: 1856 

Description: "....The third view was twelve miles farther up the river [from De Pere], at Rapid Croche, on the border of the present Brown and Outagamie counties. It is...

Photograph

Siggelkow Family

Date: 1851-05-30 

Description: Portrait of the Siggelkow Family of copied from a lost daguerreotype. In the back row from left to right are Augusta Scharlotte, Johann Adolph, Marie Louis...

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: 1858 ca.

Description: Hölzlhuber traveled on American railways frequently and marveled that they wouldn't have been accepted as usable in Europe. This sketch of the tunnel on th...

Photograph

Actress as Indian

Date: 1857 

Description: Actress standing with crossed arms dressed in Indian headdress and wrap for performance of "Black Hawk, or Lily of the Prairie," written by Mary Elizabeth...

Date: 1856 ca.

Description: Shows sections and acreages. Covers portions of the area now occupied by Marinette and the Town of Peshtigo, Marinette County. "Rec’d Sept. 24 with Sur. Ge...

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: View of Milwaukee.

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