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Date: 1859 

Description: This hand colored map shows township and range in pink, blue, yellow, and orange, land ownership, includes 16 city inset maps showing land ownership, and 5...

Drawing

Bruen's Block

Date: 1853 

Description: Illustration of the new museum building, also known as "Bruen's Block," on the corner of East Washington Avenue and South Pinckney Street. Named for W.D. B...

Date: 1852 

Description: Proof sheets of five and ten dollars bills of the Wisconsin Bank of Madison. Among other illustrations, the notes include an engraving of Leonard J. Farwel...

Date: 1857 

Description: A map of the state of Wisconsin and the southeastern portion of the Territory of Minnesota, showing the Wisconsin reservations of the Oneida, Menominee, St...

Book or Pamphlet

Ojibwe Dictionary Title Page

Date: 1853 

Description: Title page of A Dictionary of the Otchipwe Language by Reverend Frederic Baraga.

Date: 1851-12-01 

Description: Plat map of Wisconsin township 12, North, 9E.

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: 1857 

Description: One thousand dollar bond and coupons issued by the Watertown and Madison Railroad Company in 1857. Jairus Fairchild, president, and T.L. Lawrence have sig...

Date: 1856 

Description: Prospectus for the Madison Female Seminary, then operated by Joseph C. Pickard.

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...

Photograph

Ripon College

Date: 1851 after

Description: A view of the chapel at Ripon College. The bottom half of the structure is made of brick and contains long stained-glass windows. Above this is a wooden...

Date: 1856-09-01 

Description: This map is pen-and-ink and shows farm lots, other lots of land sectioned by acres, bluffs, and a coulee. Also included are notations in pencil and blue in...

Date: 1858 

Description: Large group of people leaving a steam ship, some transporting large chests of their belongings.

Date: 1852 

Description: Circular and catalogue advertising Dr. Chandler B. Chapman's "Practical School for Anatomy and Surgery." Madison, 1852.

Date: 1858 

Description: Advertisement for the Madison Brewery operated from John Rodermund that appeared in the 1858 City Directory.

Photograph

J.H. Smalley

Date: 1856 

Description: Waist-up oval portrait of J.H. Smalley. He was born in Hyde Park, Lamoil County, Vermont in 1816, and came to Wisconsin in 1835. He moved to Green Bay in 1...

Date: 1855 ca.

Description: Seated studio portrait of Margaret (Mitchell) Johnston (1805-1861) and her husband George Johnston (1803-1893) of Aberdeenshire, Scotland. They were the pa...

Date: 1854 after

Description: A plaque declares the birthplace of the Republican Party.

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: 1852 

Description: Pencil drawing of Black Earth Valley. Gentle lightly-tree covered hills frame the center grassy valley. Two farmhouses sit at the base of hills on either...

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