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Photograph

Samuel Hale

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Samuel Hale. He was born in Oneida County, New York on September 13, 1800. He came to Wisconsin in May 26, 1836, and resi...

Photograph

Charles G. Rodolph

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Charles G. Rodolph. He was born in Switzerland on November 15, 1818, and came to the Wisconsin Territory in May of 1834. He...

Date: 1856 

Description: Waist-up oval portrait Adeline Irwin (Mrs. William S.) Strong was the daughter of Robert Irwin. Her first husband, David Blish, died in the 1847 fire on th...

Date: 1854 

Description: View up Bascom Hill on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.

Photograph

Henry M. Barnes

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Henry M. Barnes. He was born in Bedford, New Hampshire, in 1818, and came to Wisconsin Territory in 1834.

Date: 1857 

Description: Bird's-eye view of Madison, from rooftop across lake with sail boats and steamers. "Taken from the Water Cure, South Side of Lake Monona."

Map or Atlas

Fond du Lac Map 3/4

Date: 1857 

Description: Quarter section of a map of the city of Fond du Lac featuring the Waupun Plank Road.

Map or Atlas

Wisconsin Map

Date: 1854 ca.

Description: Map reads, "Map of Wisconsin". The map includes the counties, an inset of the city of Milwaukee, total population of each county and of the state. The scal...

Photograph

Portage View

Date: 1856 

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

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: 1855 

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

Photograph

Julias Wooster

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Julias Wooster of Racine.

Date: 1852-10 

Description: Landscape view of the river looking downstream from Fort Snelling, Minnesota Territory. An expanse of placid river water fills the center of the drawing an...

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Dr. Bushnell B. Cary.

Date: 1855 ca.

Description: Fox-Wisconsin portage and canal map, when the canal was not yet built. From a map in the office of the city clerk at Portage. "The old trail, the location...

Photograph

John F. Potter

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of John Fox Potter. He was born in Augusta, Maine, on May 11, 1817. Potter came to Wisconsin in 1836 and resided in Potter's...

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: Blast furnace, also known as a Scotch hearth used in lead mining.

Map or Atlas

Fond du Lac Map 4/4

Date: 1857 

Description: Quarter section of a map of the city of Fond du Lac featuring an illustration of the Lewis House.

Date: 1856 

Description: Portrait of the family of Dr. Joseph Hobbins of Madison: Sarah Badger Jackson Hobbins holding her daughter Alice Russell Hobbins (1853-1926), Sarah Ellen H...

Print

Ferry Street

Date: 1856 

Description: View from bridge on river. Storefronts and homes line the road that stretches to the horizon.

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