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Date: 1851 

Description: Handbill or Broadsheet advertising McCormick's Patent Virginia Reaper. Includes an illustration of the reaper in use. One man is driving the horses, anothe...

Date: 1857 

Description: Handbill containing directions for putting together and operating McCormick's "Reaping and Mowing Machine" [reaper]. Includes illustrations of the machine.

Photograph

John Bannister

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of John Bannister. He was born in Franklin County, Massachusetts on July 10, 1810. Bannister moved to Green Bay, Wisconsin on...

Date: 1856 

Description: This map shows a plat of town, local streets, and parts of East and Fox Rivers.

Date: 1853-09 ca.

Description: This map shows streets, docks, warehouses, and piers near the harbor. The Manitowoc River and Lake Michigan are labeled. Depths are indicated by soundings...

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...

Map or Atlas

Geneva Wisconsin

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: This map of Geneva shows lots and acreages, reserved land, and public squares. Streets and Lake Geneva are labeled. The map includes manuscript annotations...

Photograph

Edward P. Bridgman

Date: 1855 ca.

Description: An eighth plate daguerreotype of Edward P. Bridgman, 1834-1915, as a young man. Bridgman served in the 37th Massachusetts volunteer Infantry, Company G in...

Date: 1858 

Description: Directions for putting together and operating McCormick's Reaping and Mowing Machine. Features illustrations of the machine in use in the field and alone....

Date: 1856 

Description: "Three views in a short space show the peaceful appearance of what is now a busy paper mills center....The third, another rural river scene, whose composit...

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...

Photograph

Men with Oxen

Date: 1855 ca.

Description: Sod-breaking plow with five yoke of oxen.

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...

Photograph

Henry Roblin

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Henry Roblin. He was born in England, County of Cromwell, Parish of Comburn on August 7, 1814. He came to Wisconsin in Ju...

Date: 1856 

Description: " . . . The first in their series was not an 'improvement' but a view of the Green Bay settlement, looking downstream. From a simulated rustic fence corner...

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...

Print

Little Falls

Date: 1853 

Description: Engraved image of a boat being towed through a canal at Little Falls by a team of horses. A small town is in the background.

Date: 1856-11-08 

Description: Political drawing for the Democratic Presidential Campaign, which included Buchanan and Breckenridge.

Date: 1852 

Description: Pencil drawing of view overlooking Madison. The sketch looks down North Hamilton Street from the capitol. Rutted, irregular streets and frame houses mark...

Map or Atlas

United States Map

Date: 1855 ca.

Description: Map reads "Our Country" which is accompanied by a sailor with a flag to the left and workers rejoicing under the Constitution and Laws to the right. Across...

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