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Description: This 1850 survey by William H. Canfield shows the mounds near Wiegands Bay on the Wisconsin River in the Town of Merrimac, Sauk County, Wisconsin.
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: 1856-06-20 ca.
Description: View from the depot of the Lakeshore Railroad to East Water Street. Holzlhuber travelled to Milwaukee to visit a family he knew from his teachings in Vienn...
Date: 1851 ca.
Description: School and church, from a drawing by Johann B. Wengler, an Austrian traveller in this country.
Description: A poster advertising a $100 reward to be issued by Marcus Du Val for his runaway "servant" Matthew Turner. The poster includes a physical description of th...
Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Peter Parkison, Jr. He was born in Tennessee on January 12, 1812. Parkison came to Wisconsin on August 15, 1828, and reside...
Date: 1857-06 ca.
Description: A distant, elevated view of the city of Milwaukee and its shoreline. During the hot summer months, Holzlhuber took excursions on the water, many times brin...
Date: 1854 ca.
Description: Engraving of the first capitol building built in Madison used as an illustration by the Madison Mutual Insurance Company, a first insurance company, the di...
Date: 1850 ca.
Description: Body of water body in foreground with boaters, buildings on shore in background.
Description: The first, foldout page of Samuel Marshall's United States passport, which includes a physical description.
Description: Draft newspaper editorial, "Our Railroad Prospects", written by former governor Leonard J. Farwell.
Date: 1856-09-08 ca.
Description: A watercolor painting of the cathedral in Milwaukee, with well-dressed pedestrians strolling on the street.
Date: 1851 after
Description: Smith Hall at Ripon College features a three-story porch, supported by columns, shelters the entrance, and brackets add decoration to the roof. Vines grow...
Description: Formal quarter-length daguerreotype portrait of Governor William Barstow.
Description: Painted portrait of Mrs. Sarah F. Conover.
Date: 1852 ca.
Description: Printed petition addressed to Governor Leonard J. Farwell concerning the lack of qualifications of the present state Emigrant Agent and their desire for th...
Description: Oil portrait of Nathaniel Ames, a former Revolutionary War soldier.
Description: Map of the whole state Wisconsin includes an inset of the vicinity of Milwaukee, which shows the boundaries for Lisbon, Menomonee, Pewaukee, Brookfield, Wa...
Description: Broadside advertising McCormick's Reaping and Mowing Machine, manufactured by C.H. McCormick & Co. Includes several testimonials from McCormick customers.
Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Jonathan Taylor. He was born in Dayton, Ohio on September 12, 1814, and came to Wisconsin on February 22, 1837.
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