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Fort Crawford

Date: 1830 ca.

Description: Fort Crawford (the original site, 1816-1831).


Chippewa Falls

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: Painting depicting Chippewa Falls and the first sawmill on the Chippewa River, built by Jean Brunet. The residence of H.S. Allen, one of the owners of the...

Date: 1898 

Description: Watercolor painting of Chequamegon Point.

Date: 1881 

Description: Watercolor painting of farm and farmhouse, residence of Mr. Daniel Lewis.

Date: 1864 

Description: A painting of the Grignon house and surrounding land and water.

Date: 1845 ca.

Description: View of the gorge at St. Croix with a boat and multiple figures visible in the background.

Date: 1856 

Description: " . . . The first in their series was not an 'improvement' but a view of the Green Bay settlement, looking downstream. From a simulated rustic fence corner...

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: A view of the Roman Catholic community of St. Nazianz.

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: Buildings along Wisconsin River.

Date: 1856 

Description: "Three views in a short space show the peaceful appearance of what is now a busy paper mills center . . . [One of them] is Little Chute, one of the pleasan...


Reid Residence

Date: 1892 

Description: A watercolor drawing by Mrs. James Reid the sister-in-law of William Reid, the homeowner.

Date: 1856 

Description: " . . . At Grand Chute stood the young settlement of Appleton. Although only a few years old, it already boasted a college, named, as was the village itsel...


Eben Peck Cabin

Date: 1891 ca.

Description: The Eben Peck cabin, the first house in Madison, Wisconsin, was built in June, 1837. In 1891 young Isabella Dengel (1878-1904) based this painting of the c...

Date: 1875 

Description: An artist's depiction of the first State Fish Hatchery (aka Nevin Fish Hatchery, 3911 Fish Hatchery Rd).

Date: 1857 ca.

Description: Business with Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper took Hölzlhuber to New York, and from there he also visited Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washingt...

Date: 1860 

Description: View of St. John's Catherdral with the original tower.

Date: 1858 ca.

Description: From Ottawa City Hölzlhuber took a two-day hike with a couple of lumber dealers, staying in an isolated cabin overnight. They met a group of surveyors the...

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: In April of 1860 Hölzlhuber took the railway from Milwaukee to Lake Horicon to visit the small town that was developing on its shore. Since the settlers we...

Date: 1860-04 ca.

Description: Accompanying this sketch is Hölzlhuber's description of his last foray from Milwaukee before leaving America. "Before my return to Europe, D. Brandis, the...


Camp Randall

Date: 1862 ca.

Description: Photograph of a watercolor of a view of Camp Randall, from the northeast. Scene set on rolling hills, shows tents, buildings, horses and military members i...

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