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Date: 1857 

Description: This hand-colored map shows southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois and indicates county boundaries, larger cities, and some drainage. The line was charte...

Date: 1858 ca.

Description: This map shows the township survey grid and identifies counties, named towns, cities and villages, rivers, lakes, and railroads and proposed railroads in W...

Date: 1858 

Description: This map of the entire state of Wisconsin depicts the township survey grid and identifies counties, named towns, cities and villages, rivers, lakes, railro...

Date: 1858 

Description: Panoramic sketch of State Street between North and South Halls on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Published in Frank Leslie's Illustrate Newsp...

Date: 1858 

Description: This map shows the railroads in southern Wisconsin and their connections with points in Iowa and Illinois. An inset map shows rail connections between sout...

Date: 1856 

Description: This plat shows block and lot numbers and land reserved for a railroad and passenger depot. The map includes certifications and registration. Kilbourn City...

Date: 1858 

Description: This map shows the depth of the West Channel and the different types of minerals that make up the floor bed. The steamboat range station is labeled. A note...

Date: 1858-06 

Description: This map shows additions and subdivisions to Milwaukee, city wards, roads, railroads, and selected buildings. This map was engraved to accompany the city d...

Photograph

Lucius Fairchild

Date: 1855 ca.

Description: Portrait of Lucius Fairchild as a young man.

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: 1856-01-17 

Description: Handbill announcing the Great Council Medal awarded to C.H. McCormick at London in 1851, "by the Exhibition of All Nations for the American Reaping Machine...

Photograph

Noah Phelps

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Noah Phelps. He was born in Lewis County, New York, on May 21, 1808. Phelps came to Wisconsin on May 1, 1833, and resided...

Date: 1856 

Description: Letter from Napoleon Bonaparte Van Slyke to Mayor Jairus Fairchild, from the Astor House, New York, describing the sale of city bonds.

Date: 1850 

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.

Photograph

James H. Earnest

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of James H. Earnest. He was born in Simpson County, Kentucky, on January 11, 1818. On September 3, 1836, Earnest came to Shu...

Date: 1857 ca.

Description: At the opening of the railway between Grandhaven and Grand Rapids, Michigan on July 26, 1857, the locomotive Grand Rapids was manned by the railroad...

Photograph

John Porter

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of John Porter. He was born in Harrison County, Kentucky, on February 27, 1798, and came to Wisconsin in April of 1827.

Painting

De Pere Painting

Date: 1856 

Description: ". . . At De Pere they stopped on the west shore for a broad sketch of the dwellings clustered on both sides of the river. The distant dam, the mills, ware...

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: A hand-drawn plat map of the area along the Pecatonica River in the Town of Cadiz, Green County, Wisconsin.

Photograph

John Catlin

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of John Catlin. He was born in Orwell, Vermont in 1803, and settled at Mineral Point, Wisconsin, in May of 1836. Catlin moved...

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