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Date: 1853 

Description: This map shows a cross-section of southern Wisconsin, highlighting the La Crosse Milwaukee Rail Road. Shows canals, railroads, plank and post roads, and to...

Photograph

Jacob Gundlach

Date: 1856 

Description: Waist-up oval portrait of Jacob Gundlach. He was born in Kuhr Hessen, Germany, and emigrated to Wisconsin in 1832. In 1851, he became one of the first se...

Map or Atlas

Wisconsin

Date: 1853 ca.

Description: This facsimile map shows counties, towns, and waterways in the state of Wisconsin. Portions of Iowa, Michigan, and Minnesota are seen. Lake Superior and Mi...

Photograph

William Spaulding

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of William Spaulding. He was born in Bradford County, Pennsylvania on August 30, 1807. Spaulding came to Wisconsin in Novemb...

Photograph

Hugh McFarland

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Hugh McFarland. He was born in Plumbridge County, Tyrone, Ireland, on June 22, 1815. McFarland emigrated to Wisconsin in...

Date: 1854 

Description: This map shows the Manitowoc & Mississippi Railroad line along with other railroad lines in the Great Lakes Region. Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie a...

Drawing

Fort Howard

Date: 1851 ca.

Description: Several men sculling a boat near Fort Howard that has an American Flag, barracks, and various related military buildings enclosed behind a wall.

Photograph

Edward Pier

Date: 1856 

Description: Head and shoulders portrait of Edward Pier. He was born in New Haven, Vermont on March 31, 1807, and came to Wisconsin in September of 1834. Pier was one...

Photograph

Walter B. Gage

Date: 1856 

Description: A quarter-length oval sepia-toned portrait of Walter B. Gage.

Date: 1853 

Description: Map covers area between the cities of Janesville and Kenosha in Rock, Walworth, and Kenosha counties for railroad routes. Lakes and counties are labelled....

Date: 1856 ca.

Description: Cover page of a Manny & Co. advertising circular featuring two illustrations of men using Manny's reaper and mower. The top illustration shows the reaper a...

Date: 1857 

Description: This map shows roads, railroads, lakes, and land ownership by name. Also included are illustrations of select business and residences, business directories...

Date: 1856 

Description: This map of the City of La Crosse is a plat of Pike & Co's Addition. The map shows street names, block and lot numbers, the South La Crosee River, and the...

Date: 1850 

Description: Handbill or broadsheet advertising McCormick's Patent Virginia Reaper. Features a small illustration of the machine followed by warnings to other manufactu...

Photograph

John H. Rountree

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Major John H. Rountree. He was born in March of 1805 in Kentucky, near the Mammoth Cave, and came to Wisconsin on May 27, 1...

Photograph

Robert Wilson

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Robert Wilson. He was born in Greenupsburg, Kentucky, on July 16, 1814. Wilson came to Wisconsin in May of 1833, and reside...

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: This map of Cassville shows plat of town, roads, and the Mississippi River. Relief is shown by hachures. The map includes an inset map of a Plat of townshi...

Date: 1858 ca.

Description: Hofmann and three sons had emigrated in 1848 from the Rhine region to northern Wisconsin. Initially they had no neighbors for a distance of four to five ho...

Drawing

Oak Trees

Date: 1852-09 

Description: Pencil drawing of oak trees on in the oak savanna setting. The illustrated trees have dead branches but still sprout some live leaves.

Date: 1857 

Description: One thousand dollar bond and unclipped coupons issued by the city of Madison in 1857. The bond was illustrated with a railroad train, perhaps to suggest t...

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