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Photograph

Fire Company Wagon

Date: 1868 ca.

Description: The first ladder wagon of Capitol Hook and Ladder Company #1 posed at the corner of Pinckney and Main streets to show off the length of the wagon and the 4...

Date: 1865 

Description: "The Southern Prisons of U.S. Officers: Scenes from life as a prisoner of war, with explanations--sketched by Lieut. & Top Eng'r O.R. Dahl, 15th Wisconsin...

Date: 1866 

Description: "Old Abe The Live Wisconsin War Eagle," eagle mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Regiment painted from life perched on a flag pole.

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: Intersection of King and East Main streets photographed by John S. Fuller from the Wisconsin State Capitol roof, about 1860-1863. In the foreground two st...

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: Soldier-farmer, "Jeffy" (Jefferson) Davis, in full uniform with a straw hat is giving feed (bonds) to a sow (the Confederacy). The sow is in turn feeding i...

Date: 1862 ca.

Description: "The Soldier's Dream of Home", a Currier and Ives lithograph, handcolored.

Date: 1863-07 

Description: Stereograph of McPherson's Woods, where General John Reynolds, commanding the First Corps of which Wisconsin's 2nd, 6th, and 7th regiments were a part, was...

Photograph

Charles Fairchild

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: Waist-up studio portrait of Charles Fairchild in uniform. He was a paymaster in the U.S. Navy.

Date: 1862-04 

Description: Notes include: Sketch of Battle of Island #10. Sketch of Fort Pillow Tennessee. Gen. Pope had command of the land troops.

Photograph

Family in Yard

Date: 1869 ca.

Description: A family sits in chairs or stands in the yard of a simple frame house that has railing on its porch's roof. There are many small, recently planted trees.

Date: 1860 after

Description: Jefferson Davis and six sailors sail in a tea cup. A pirate flag flies overhead. One sailor is in the "crow's nest", another is using a paddle. Three sailo...

Date: 1869 ca.

Description: Diploma awarded to fire fighter James Richard Cummings for his service to Madison in 1869. The diploma is illustrated with scenes of fire fighting heroics,...

Date: 1860 after

Description: Union envelope. At the top two flags face each other with a shield in the center on a blue background with white stars. A blue border with white stars fram...

Date: 1862 

Description: "The Soldier's Home, the Vision", a Currier and Ives lithograph, handcolored.

Date: 1864 ca.

Description: This map is pen and watercolor on paper and shows a profile and geological sections of the Spensley Break, James Break, Wisconsin River, and Little Bear Cr...

Date: 1863-07 

Description: Gettysburg stereograph that Lucius Fairchild of the 2nd Wisconsin identified as "the right of the Union line." It shows the wooded terrain of Culp's Hill...

Date: 1860 after

Description: A mother, Lady Liberty, sleeps in a four poster bed. She is wearing a liberty cap. The canopy on the bed is made of Union flags. A girl, representing the s...

Photograph

Libby Prison

Date: 1864 

Description: Exterior view of Libby Prison, a Confederate Prison. The view includes tents and three tenement (loft style) buildings. A group of men stand in the foregro...

Date: 1867 

Description: Engraving of the McCormick Reaper Works as it appeared in 1867. The factory was located on the north bank of the Chicago River, east of the Rush Street bri...

Date: 1869 

Description: Vignetted carte-de-visite portrait of Joseph Henry (1797-1878), Scottish-American scientist. Widely considered one of the greatest scientists of his genera...

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