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Stone Octagon House

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: Three adults and two children are standing on the porch of a small stone octagon building. The location is unknown. A man in a horse-drawn buggy is waiting...

Date: 1884-07-21 

Description: Group portrait of Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway employees taken outside the railroad's Milwaukee shop. Most of the men appear to be blue collar wor...

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Lucius Fairchild

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: Pre-Civil War portrait of Lucius Fairchild wearing a hat.

Date: 1862 ca.

Description: Etching depicting the Battle of Shiloh, Tenn.

Date: 1853 

Description: Broadsheet advertising McCormick's Patent Reaping and Mowing Machine, manufactured by C.H. McCormick and Co. Contains an illustration of the machine in use...

Date: 1877 

Description: Portrait of Benjamin Butts as part of a composite portrait of Officers, Clerks and Employees of the Wisconsin Assembly. He worked as a washroom attendant.

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: A farmer operates a horse-drawn McCormick grain binder in a field while workers gather sheaves of grain. The farmer is holding a raised switch.

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Sphinx de Gizeh

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: The Sphinx at Giza in Egypt. Three men are standing or sitting on the shoulder of the Sphinx, and several men are sitting in the shade below with two camel...

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Kayes Park House

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Stereograph of the large hotel at Kayes Park on the south shore of Geneva Lake. There are two girls in the foreground with well-dressed women in the formal...

Date: 1863-04-04 

Description: Illustration depicting a large group of people gathered in the yard of a house. Three woman stand on the porch steps, and men, women and children are gathe...

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George B. Merrick

Date: 1887 

Description: Photographic calling card of George B. Merrick, Company A, 30th Wisconsin Infantry. Includes an embossed image of a Civil War medal on the left, with a fla...

Date: 1898-08-04 

Description: Carl Schmidt seated in a chair with a cane on a porch in front of a door and a window.

Date: 1899-07-05 

Description: View of a tourist group at White Pass, a mountain pass located between Alaska and Canada. A shack labeled, "U.S. Hotel Restaurant" stands to the left of t...

Date: 1871 

Description: Front and back cover of catalog. Front features an illustration of 6 hands, each labeled from A-F. The back has an illustration of the "Flying Dutchman" tr...

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Robert C. Crowell

Date: 1864-06-01 ca.

Description: Vignetted carte-de-visite portrait of Major Robert C. Crowell, F & S, 26th Missouri Infantry. When Crowell was mustered into the regiment he held the posit...

Date: 1860 after

Description: Side by side portraits of the same man. Portrait on the left side is gleeful and smiling after hearing about the "terror stricken North". Caption below rea...

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Deer Hunters' Camp

Date: 1885 

Description: Deer hunters' camp in Northern Wisconsin. Image includes six hunters and their dogs posed in front of their cabin with hanging deer carcasses.

Date: 1832 ca.

Description: A facsimile of an Indian painting, originally painted by the Mandan chief, Máto-Tópe. It portrays an encounter between Máto-Tópe and a Cheyenne chief.

Date: 1863-07-04 

Description: The surrender of Confederate troops after the battle of Vicksburg. Watercolor by Private John Gaddis of the 12th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, Company E. ...

Date: 1896 

Description: Cover of an advertising catalog for the Milwaukee Harvester Company, featuring a color chromolithograph illustration of a young boy and girl playing along...

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