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Date: 1878 ca.

Description: Swimming in the lake with the Cliff House in background. Cliff House was a resort hotel built shortly after 1872, when Devil's Lake was reached by rail. Bo...

Photograph

Gass, Captain John

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: Quarter plate daguerreotype of Captain John Gass, (1765-?). The portrait is waist-up, facing front but slightly to the left. He wears a vertically striped...

Photograph

Klumb Barn Raising

Date: 1899 

Description: A large group of men pose on the wooden framework of a barn they're building on Holy Hill Road, which has a stone foundation. On the far right three women...

Photograph

Lillian Scholes

Date: 1872 

Description: Lillian Scholes, demonstrating a prototype typewriter invented by her father, Christopher Latham Scholes.

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Group of Wisconsin National Guardmen standing on a platform, possibly at the Union Depot in Camp Douglas.

Date: 1864-09-17 

Description: A political cartoon of President Abraham Lincoln holding a tiny General George McClellan in the palm of his hand. McClellan is carrying a spade. Lincoln is...

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: August Streb leans against a chair as he poses next to his wife, Margarthe Orb Streb, who is seated. He is wearing a suit and a watch chain. Margarethe is...

Photograph

Neely Gray

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Neely Gray. He was born in Brook County, Virginia, on February 25, 1810, and came to Wisconsin on April 4, 1835.

Date: 1893 

Description: Front and back of the catalog cover. Illustration on front shows a group of children looking and laughing at dog that has been costumed in a hat, cape and...

Photograph

Aiming a Cannon

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Wisconsin National Guardsmen gathered around a cannon, possibly positioning it to aim at a target.

Date: 1838 

Description: Portrait.

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Four men and one woman in a rowboat on the Mississippi River. In the background is the town of Alma at the foot of bluffs. The woman is holding an umbrella...

Date: 1835 ca.

Description: Wa-em-boesh-kaa, a Chippeway (Ojibwa) Chief. Hand-colored lithograph from the Aboriginal Portfolio, painted at the Treaty of Fond du Lac (1836). He is smok...

Date: 1897 

Description: Full-length indoor portrait of an unknown woman. She is wearing a long dress with puffy sleeves, and underneath a white blouse with lace collar and cuffs....

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: A family of thirteen is grouped around a table upon which are many books. A fern leaf is displayed spread out on the white dress of a young woman at the ri...

Date: 1857 ca.

Description: Oval-framed view from street of the corner bank building at 111 S. Hamilton Street, with houses on the left and right. The main business is Millers Bank In...

Date: 1877 ca.

Description: "Professor R. B. Anderson, his Family & Visitors." Seated outdoors left to right around a table are Mrs. R.B. Anderson, H. Herlofson, Professor Rasmus B. A...

Magazine or Periodical

A Sorely Neglected Stretch

Date: 1892-05 

Description: Frank Lenz posed with his bicycle on a badly neglected stretch of road. A split-rail fence encloses a field behind Lenz.

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Interior of a furniture store, with two men posed among the rows of furniture. A group of chairs hangs from the ceiling.

Painting

John W. Quinney

Date: 1849 

Description: Oil portrait of John W. Quinney (1797-1855).

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