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Date: 1862-02-13 

Description: Letter describing gun invention and Bradford's intentions for improvements.

Date: 1860 after

Description: Lady Liberty is holding a wreath in her left hand and a Union flag in her right hand. A federal (bald) eagle and a cannon appear behind her. A verse that a...

Date: 1860 after

Description: A rattlesnake labeled "SECESSION", with an arrow through its neck, is in front of a federal shield. The shield is protecting the Constitution and the Holy...

Drawing

Moulding Mill

Date: 1861 

Description: Moulding Mill on First Street of Whitewater, Wisconsin, the building on the left is the bank.

Photograph

Lake Wood Cottage

Date: 1867 ca.

Description: Lake Wood Cottage.

Date: 1860 after

Description: A seven-sided arrangement of Union ships and military camps surrounding 7 rats and one cat. Harpers Ferry appears in the center of a circular design. The s...

Photograph

Ed Bass

Date: 1865 ca.

Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of Edward Alpheus Bass.

Date: 1863 after

Description: A view of the gymnasium at Northwestern College. A staircase leads up the terraced hill to the brick building.

Date: 1868 

Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of Fielding B. Meek (1817-1876), American paleontologist. Meek became the Smithsonian Institution's first full-time paleontologist...

Date: 1860 after

Description: Three symbols appear from left to right, "God's" eye, the Union flag with a liberty cap on the top and the sun and clouds behind it, and a house. The capti...

Date: 1861 

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: 1869 

Description: Vignetted carte-de-visite portrait of Thomas Potts James (1803-1882), American Botanist. Working for most of his early life as a pharmacist in Philadelphia...

Map or Atlas

Primrose Plat Map

Date: 1861 

Description: The township of Primrose, which is a detail from the plat map of Dane County.

Photograph

Abraham Lincoln

Date: 1865-04-10 

Description: Waist-up portrait of Abraham Lincoln.

Date: 1860 after

Description: A gold star with the federal shield in the center has two Union flags behind it. The verse below reads, There's a Star in the skies that shall never go do...

Date: 1860 after

Description: A Skull and Crossbones wearing a jester's cap with bells, J and D appear on the earflaps, probably referring to Jefferson Davis as a fool. On the crossbone...

Date: 1867 

Description: Directions for putting together and operating McCormick's Reaping and Mowing Machine. Features labeled drawings of the machine set up as a reaper and as a...

Date: 1860 after

Description: A strong muscular arm holds a sledge hammer. The caption above reads, "The Strong Arm of the North." Blue ink on beige envelope, image on left side. Image...

Date: 1862 ca.

Description: This hand-colored map shows railroads in Minnesota, Wisconsin, eastern Iowa, and northern Illinois. The township survey grid, counties, cities and villages...

Date: 1864 

Description: Information about the Toechter Institut in Milwaukee.

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