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Date: 1877 ca.

Description: Scene from Golden Ingots at the College of Mount Saint Vincent, founded by the Sisters of Charity of New York in 1847. Costumed students act outdoors in a...


Jacob Brant

Date: 1861 ca.

Description: Tintype portrait of Jacob Brant of Brodhead, Wisconsin, member of the 3rd Wisconsin Infantry band. He is seated in uniform next to a bass drum and holds a...


John P. Arndt

Date: 1856 

Description: Painted portrait of John Arndt resting his hands on a cane.


Pruecius Putnam

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Pruecius Putnam. He was born in Andover, Windsor County, Vermont, on September 25, 1813. Putnam came to Wisconsin on Novemb...

Date: 1882-02-21 

Description: Chromolithograph poster advertising a Milwaukee Mardi Gras celebration, arranged by the Turnverein and Milwaukee Musical Societies, and held at the Exposit...


Chief Oshkosh

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: Waist-up pen and ink drawing of Chief Oshkosh. He is wearing a top hat wrapped with a ribbon. He wears a suitcoat, bowtie, beaded neckpouch and a blanket w...


Adna Wooster

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Adna Wooster of Racine.

Date: 1883 

Description: Lithographed advertising card for the Oliver Chilled Plow Works commemorating the new year, 1884. The card features two color illustrations within a gold f...

Date: 1835 ca.

Description: Kee-me-one, or Rain, a Chippeway (Ojibwa) Chief. Hand-colored lithograph from the Aboriginal Portfolio, painted at Fond du Lac (1827).

Date: 1879-09-10 

Description: The Madison Brass Band performing at the Wisconsin State Fair at Camp Randall. The view is facing east toward the Wisconsin State Capitol.

Date: 1862 

Description: Officers of Company I, 7th Wisconsin Infantry: (left to right) Lt. Joseph N.P. Bird, Captain George H. Walther, and Lt. Christopher Lefler. Their Black ser...

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: Elevated view of the Luther College dining hall interior. A large group of male students are seated in the hall which has arched windows and walls.

Date: 1886 

Description: Men and boys participate in the Western Rifle Association Tournament. Many of the participants are sitting under umbrellas and holding their guns. Severa...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Three men sitting in front of log building at Big Bay Beach on Madeline Island.

Date: 1895-08-01 

Description: Exterior view of the district school house property, with a young boy standing on the front steps. There is a hand-pump on a wood platform in front of the...

Date: 1894 

Description: Catalog cover featuring illustrations along with the text: "The Foreign Commisioners Visit the Northwest, and Learn Why Bonanza Farming Pays." At the top i...


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: 1870 ca.

Description: Stereoview of the Columbia County Jail.

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Polish immigrant women at the Market Square wearing traditional, national clothing. In the background are brick buildings. A sign on one building reads, "C...

Date: 1886 ca.

Description: Stereograph of photographer Henry Hamilton Bennett pulling an oar on a Wisconsin raft.

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