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Pear's Soap

Date: 1899-09-20 

Description: Advertisement for Pear's Soap featuring an illustration of an admiral washing his hands. Text reads: "The first step toward lightening the white man's burd...

Date: 1892 

Description: Photographic print of an engraved image showing a robed missionary standing in a birch bark canoe paddled by four Native Americans and another man who appe...

Date: 1893 

Description: An ornate advertisement "showing the wonderful growth of the Plano Manufacturing Company" as symbolized by the hatching and growth of a chick into a mighty...

Date: 1891-03-05 before

Description: Front cover and inside of menu for a dinner honoring U.S. Senator John C. Spooner when he was Chairman of the Committee on Claims, with an oval photograph...

Date: 1894-11 

Description: Advertisement for the 1895 model of the Telegram Sanger Racer by the Telegram Cycle Manufacturing Company of Milwaukee. Features a drawing of the 1895 mode...

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: The front (left) and back (right) of a promotional card advertising farming land in northern Wisconsin.

The caption below the image reads: "A typical cou...

Date: 1890 

Description: Advertisement for Madison Hospital, 413-415 South Baldwin Street. Also known as the Gill & Boyd Hospital, opened in 1889 and existed for just a few years.

Date: 1895 

Description: Advertisement for the Davis gasoline engine. An illustration of the engine is surrounded by text reading, "Gasoline Power....That is Absolutely Safe and Re...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Valentine's Day card of three die cut pieces. On top is a little girl inside of orchid leaves and blossoms. She is wearing a long white dress and a headban...

Date: 1890-05-18 before

Description: Front and back sides of the Hotel Barker menu, with a painting of a windmill in an embossed crescent moon shape. Printed in brown ink with reddish highligh...

Date: 1895 

Description: Flyer advertising a contest wherein the Consolidated Implement Company of Utah and Idaho planned to give away a McCormick Binder, McCormick Mower, and "Ste...

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Corn Crops

Date: 1895 

Description: The front (top) and back (bottom) of a promotional card advertising land in northern Wisconsin. The image on the front of the card shows a man holding up a...

Date: 1891 

Description: Back cover illustration of the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company catalog. Shows children and adults, some of them circus performers, inside a large tent...

Date: 1893 

Description: Inside spread of an advertising folder showing factory buildings of the D.M. Osborne Company. The top center illustration is the Office and Factory; bottom...

Date: 1897-11-20 before

Description: One-page menu card with die-cut notched corners from the Chinese legation in Tokyo. At the top is a lattice medallion printed in gold ink and leaf and tend...

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Valentine's Day card with three die cut pieces. The middle piece is a sleigh pulled by one horse. There are three children in the sleigh; one boy isdriving...

Date: 1890 

Description: Lithograph illustration for the back cover of the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company catalog. Shows a gentleman sitting in a Victorian parlor pointing to...

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Promotional card displaying John Riemer and a women in front his home.

The caption reads, "Home of John Riemer, 3 3/4 miles from Stetsonville, Taylor...

Date: 1897-07 

Description: A promotional card displaying a man in overalls standing by his large rye crops, near the road.

The caption reads, "This view made from a photograph take...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Chromolithographed card issued by the Woolson Spice Co. to present Christmas greetings to its customers. The card depicts children around a Christmas tree...

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