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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

J.A. Van Cleve

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Portrait of J.A. Van Cleve, Regent of the University of Wisconsin who helped supervise the construction of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin buildi...

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: 1881 

Description: Engraved invitation to the reception and promenade concert held in celebration of the election of President James A. Garfield (left) and Vice President Che...

Photograph

Aiming a Cannon

Date: 1885 ca.

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

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: 1861 ca.

Description: Sixth plate ferrotype/tintype of an unidentified soldier from the 13th Wisconsin Infantry. Hand-coloring on cheeks and gold details on buttons of military...

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...

Photograph

Captain Chapman

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Captain Chapman.

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).

Photograph

Resting on a Porch

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: Mr. and Mrs. Chas Joss and Mrs. Van Dyke sit on a residential porch. A planter of ivy is in front of a narrow window on the left, and the porch has decorat...

Date: 1860 after

Description: Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis in a boxing ring. Text at top reads, "CHAMPION PRIZE ENVELOPE - LINCOLN & DAVIS IN 5 ROUNDS", underneath reads "1ST ROU...

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