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Date: 1850 ca.

Description: Map is pen and pencil on paper. The map shows roads, creeks, and the Chequamegon Bay. The map is undated and prepared sometime between the establishment of...

Date: 1857 

Description: An actor in an Indian headdress and jewelry for performance of "Black Hawk, or Lily of the Prairie," a drama written by Mary Elizabeth Mears and presented...

Date: 1851 

Description: Map exhaustively marks the townships, County Towns and villages of Wisconsin. It also shows rivers, canals, railroads, and plank roads. Each county's popul...

Date: 1858 

Description: This 1858 map shows mine shafts, lead veins, and topography on the property of the New Diggings and Shullsburg Mining Company in Section 5 of Township 1 N....

Date: 1858 

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

Date: 1852 

Description: Map shows Wisconsin counties by color and includes rivers, lakes and some cities. This information is also given for eastern Minnesota and northern Illinoi...

Book or Pamphlet

Quercus Acutidens

Date: 1857 

Description: A drawing of a quercus acutidens plant.

Date: 1852-08 

Description: Pencil drawing of Milwaukee Harbor with large sailboats on the water. In the minimalist depiction the sandy shoreline with short plant growth sweeps aroun...

Photograph

Actress as Indian

Date: 1857 

Description: A woman dressed in Indian headwrap with feather, wrapped in a blanket, for a performance of "Black Hawk, or Lily of the Prairie," written by Mary Elizabeth...

Date: 1854-04 

Description: Poster advertising an Anti-Slave Catchers' Mass Convention at Young's Hall in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on April 13th, 1854. The poster attempts to unite indivi...

Date: 1856 ca.

Description: Engraved illustration from an advertising booklet for Manny's Patent Adjustable reaper and mower. The page features two images of men operating the reaper...

Date: 1850 

Description: Illustration of the second Wisconsin State Capitol, which was the first one in Madison.

Photograph

The U.S. Hotel

Date: 1858 ca.

Description: The U.S. Hotel was constructed in 1852 by Hugh Phillips to be used for mercentile purposes, but later transformed into the hotel.

Drawing

City Hall

Date: 1859 

Description: City Hall in the background of a bustling street, with pedestrians, horses, carriages, and wagons.

Drawing

Lutheran Church

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: View of the first Norwegian Church built in Gjerpen, organized October 4, 1850. Gjerpen was one of the earliest Norwegian settlements in Wisconsin

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: Black and white ink drawing of an old wooden well.

Date: 1859 ca.

Description: An original pencil sketch by banker and real estate developer Napoleon B. Van Slyke, possibly for his residence erected in 1859 at 510 North Carroll Street...

Photograph

School and Church

Date: 1851 ca.

Description: School and church, from a drawing by Johann B. Wengler, an Austrian traveller in this country.

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...

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.

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