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Date: 1873 ca.

Description: A split-rail fence borders a prosperous farm. The low building in the center is the kind of cattle shed settlers built as their first buildings. Circular h...

Manuscript

Remember Ellsworth!

Date: 1861 

Description: Letterhead illustration of Colonel Elmer Ellsworth, the first casualty of the Civil War, under the caption "Remember Ellsworth!" Colonel Ellsworth was kill...

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Oval studio portrait of Christine Gesell, the photographer's wife, and son Arnold Gesell. Caption on reverse reads "1/2 yr - 1 yr."

Date: 1862-03-15 ca.

Description: Engraved Illustration for the story titled: "The Fight at Fort Donelson". The illustration shows the Second Iowa Volunteers regiment attacking Confederate...

Date: 1895-10-12 

Description: Forty-nine hogs at feeding time on the farm of William Miller. The hogs are eleven-months old and weigh approximately 260 lbs each. A wagon and horse team...

Painting

Nils Otto Tank

Date: 1821 

Description: Portrait of Nils Otto Tank.

Photograph

Wills Old House

Date: 1899-12 

Description: View of the old Will homestead. The home retains the original Pommer Fachwerk.

Photograph

The Grand Regatta

Date: 1877 ca.

Description: "The Grand Regatta, at Devil's Lake, June 21st & 22nd, 1877." Spectators sit on the railroad bed at Devil's Lake.

Date: 1835 ca.

Description: An illustration of three men sitting at a table in a saloon on a steamboat.

Date: 1835 ca.

Description: Caa-taa-ke Mung-ga, or the Speckle'd Loon, Chief of the Miami Tribe. Hand-colored lithograph from the Aboriginal Portfolio, drawn at the Treaty of Prarie...

Date: 1885 

Description: Chromolithograph advertising poster produced for the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company showing a McCormick binder stored in a shed in the middle of the...

Date: 1889 

Description: Druggist Junior Jones shows a customer some items from the J.N. Hegeman Pharmacy, 1218 Broadway.

Photograph

Walter Allen School

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Exterior of Walter Allen School, with a woman in a carriage parked in front. The Walter Allen School was an elementary school located at 1657 South Third S...

Photograph

Jacob Gasser Family

Date: 1898 

Description: Jacob Gasser family standing in front of farmhouse at Tower Rock Farm.

Photograph

Starch Factory

Date: 1895-09-28 

Description: Elevated view of wagons filled with potatoes parked near a starch factory. In 1895, 125,000 bushels of potatoes were converted into starch. Railroad tracks...

Photograph

Syl with Spade

Date: 1899-10-08 

Description: Syl leaning on a spade outside in a yard. There is a fence and a house in the background.

Date: 1877 ca.

Description: "The Grand Regatta, at Devil's Lake, June 21st & 22nd, 1877." A stereograph showing spectators gathered behind the starter's cannon on Devil's Lake.

Date: 1892 ca.

Description: George "Uncle Riley" Thompson and his wife and children pose on their farm. The family are, from left to right: Bessie, mother Julia holding Rosie, Mamie (...

Date: 1882 ca.

Description: The sternwheel packet, "Red Wing," at a landing on the upper Mississippi River between 1870 and 1882.

Photograph

Samuel Barber Home

Date: 1873 ca.

Description: The Samuel Barber residence is a frame house with carpenter's lace, porch roof trim, latticework at the bottom of the porch and a picket fence in the foreg...

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