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Date: 1886 ca.

Description: Stereograph of a group of men standing knee deep in water using handspikes probably in an attempt to dislodge a lumber raft from a sandbar or from the shor...

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Side view of a man, wearing a hat and a striped shirt, operating a McCormick grain binder in a field with trees in the background. The binder is being pull...

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: View from a distance of a farmer posing on a McCormick grain binder drawn by two horses in a wheat field. Two men in suits pose next to a bundle of wheat t...

Date: 1882 ca.

Description: Charles J. Van Schaick sitting on a stone balustrade in front of a painted background, ca. 1882–1885. The photograph was probably taken by one of his assis...

Photograph

Alma, Wisconsin

Date: 1883 ca.

Description: Man waving his hat in foreground with Alma, Wisconsin, visible in background across the Mississippi River.

Photograph

Ashland County Jail

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: View of the Ashland jail, reading "Ashland County Jail, Ashland, Wis. Conover & Porter, Architects."

Date: 1873 

Description: Engraved image of a lock and dam at Sault St. Marie. Two men operate the sluice as ships wait on the opposite side of the lock. Another man waits with a ro...

Photograph

Charles Fairchild

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: Waist-up studio portrait of Charles Fairchild in uniform. He was a paymaster in the U.S. Navy.

Photograph

Tower Foundation

Date: 1898 

Description: View from water tower, showing the grove where Black Hawk's pursuers were supposed to have camped in 1832. The group of men are digging foundations for a...

Date: 1889 

Description: Stereograph of a posed scene showing a woman milking a cow as two other women stand waiting at an open barn door. On the left a man at a hand-pump is behin...

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of William H. Canfield (1819-1913), a Wisconsin civil engineer and surveyor who is best known for his studies of Sauk County's nat...

Photograph

Michael Kruszka

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Head and shoulders studio portrait of Michael Kruszka, Representative of the 8th District in the Wisconsin Assembly.

Date: 1880 

Description: Page from Eclipse Wind Engine Co. [Beloit, Wisconsin] catalog featuring an illustration of an Eclipse Wind Engine installed in a barn. A cut-away view show...

Photograph

Frank A. Haskell

Date: 1862 ca.

Description: Lt. Frank A. Haskell, adjutant of the 6th Wisconsin Infantry. In 1862 Haskell became aide-de-camp to General John Gibbon who commanded the Iron Brigade. Wh...

Date: 1875 

Description: Cover of an advertising brochure for the Eagle Mowing and Reaping Machine Company featuring an engraved illustration of a farmer riding a horse-drawn mower...

Photograph

Jeremiah Rusk

Date: 1862 

Description: Engraved portrait of Jeremiah Rusk, governor of Wisconsin and the first U.S. Secretary of Agriculture.

Date: 1868 ca.

Description: Stereoview of Increase Lapham examining a fragment of a meteorite.

Date: 1880-11-20 

Description: The United States presidential election of 1880 was largely seen as a referendum on the Republicans' relaxation of Reconstruction efforts in the southern s...

Photograph

Nathaniel Dean

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Seated oval portrait of Nathaniel Dean (1817-1880). Dean was a prominent early Madison businessman and political leader.

Date: 1892 

Description: Chromolithograph card of a man in "native" Hungarian costume, posing with a Singer sewing machine and a large, decorative costume. Part of a "Costumes of A...

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