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Date: 1859 

Description: Flyer and order form advertising McCormick's Reaper and Mower. Features the headline "15,000 sold in the last 4 years" under an illustration of the reaper...

Date: 1855 ca.

Description: Early view of the house built by Madison's first mayor, Jairus C. Fairchild, at 302 South Wisconsin Avenue (renamed Monona Avenue in 1877) at West Wilson S...

Date: 1859 

Description: Handbill advertising McCormick's reaper and mower. Includes the headline "15,000 sold in the last four years." An order form is attached to the bottom of t...

Date: 1854-07 

Description: Map of La Pointe.

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: Sixth plate daguerreotype. Waist-up portrait of Judge Christopher S. Wood. Wood fought with General Simon Kenton. Hand coloring on cheeks.

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: Quarter plate daguerreotype of a painting of General Josiah Harmar. General Harmar fought for the United States against Native Americans in the 1780's and...

Date: 1858 ca.

Description: View from the second story of the Salesianum, the residence of Dr. Salzmann. The view includes Lake Michigan, the Milwaukee shoreline, and some of the nume...

Date: 1857 

Description: Map shows the railroads of southern Wisconsin, highlighting the Watertown and Madison Railroad. The Watertown and Madison Railroad between those two citie...

Date: 1856 before

Description: A hand-colored lithograph of two eels, created from drawings and descriptions of specimens collected by members of the Perry expedition. No. 1, top, was co...

Photograph

Baptist Church

Date: 1856 ca.

Description: Exterior view of a Baptist church.

Date: 1855 ca.

Description: This map by Increase Lapham shows the Penokee Iron Range in Ashland and Iron counties, Wisconsin. Part of the Gogebic Range, the Penokees extend from an ar...

Date: 1858 

Description: Advertisement for Milwaukee and Mississippi Railroad. Features a woodcut of a train near the top of the page.

Date: 1858 

Description: This map shows the depth of the West Channel and the different types of minerals that make up the floor bed. The steamboat range station is labeled. A note...

Date: 1855 ca.

Description: This map shows railroad lines from Chicago, with emphasis on the proposed railroad from Chicago to Madison to Lake Superior near the Ontonagon River. Inclu...

Date: 1858 ca.

Description: A Catholic seminary since 1854, the Salesianum was built by Dr. Salzmann, a Catholic missionary from Munzbach in upper Austria. A two-hour walk from the ci...

Date: 1856 

Description: "At the Grand Kakalin where the river runs almost directly eastward, Brookes and Stevenson paused to paint two scenes. One was a broad landscape showing th...

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...

Photograph

Abraham Lincoln

Date: 1858-08-26 

Description: Copy of ambrotype made by W.H. Pearson in Macomb, Illinois. Taken five days after the first debate with Senator Stephen A. Douglas at Ottawa, Illinois. Lin...

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 ca.

Description: View of Manitowoc from the North side.

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