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Date: 1880 

Description: Charcoal portrait of George Baxter Burrows. A Wisconsin State Senator (1878-1882) and real estate broker, he willed his twelve-acre Lake Mendota frontage e...


Boxcar Traveler

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: A man stands in the open doorway of a Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis, & Omaha railway boxcar.

Date: 1859 

Description: Typed text on back of photograph: "River Falls Rifle company, River Falls, Wis. Organized 1859, later fought with 12th Wisconsin Volunteer Regiment in Civi...

Date: 1897 

Description: Front cover, and two inside pages of a small pamphlet with text and illustrations in blue ink. The front has a small illustration of a man wearing a top ha...

Date: 1899-05 

Description: William and Johanna Krueger seated alongside a house near a shed. William is seated on a bench weaving a willow basket, and has a pipe in his mouth. Johann...


Lumber Camp Group

Date: 1881 ca.

Description: Archie Young and crew at Yellow River camp.

Newspaper Article/Clipping

Their Uncle Jere

Date: 1892-03-28 

Description: Newspaper clipping cartoon drawing of Jeremiah Rusk as a towering figure standing above a small crowd of men in a field. Rusk wears a hat and vest, his sle...

Book or Pamphlet

Walter A. Wood Advertisement

Date: 1864 

Description: Advertisement for self raking reaper and combined hand raker and prize mowing machine. Includes an illustration of a man using a horse-drawn reaper at the...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Large group, posed at a distance, in a cemetery, probably in Hixton or Schlecterville.

Date: 1889 ca.

Description: Elevated view of group gathered and posed on a new street. Behind the group is a large pile of lumber, wooden sidewalks, and what appear to be newly-constr...


Description: A card advertising Conrad Seipp's Brewery of Chicago. Features a caricature of United States political figures of 1884, including, seated at the table from...


In the Garden

Date: 1899-05 

Description: William and Johanna Krueger working in the garden. Johanna is standing next to the garden fence holding a hoe. William is seated next to her on a small ben...

Date: 1892 

Description: First page of calendar for January and February, 1892. Features an illustration of a woman sitting on a stone wall watching a man using a Buckeye mower in...

Date: 1835 ca.

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


Azel P. Ladd

Date: 1852 ca.

Description: Sixth plate daguerreotype of Azel Parkhurst Ladd (1811-1854). Ladd was the Wisconsin state superintendent of public instruction in 1852. Oval-framed quarte...

Book or Pamphlet

Walter A. Wood Catalog Cover

Date: 1881 

Description: Wood's mowers, featuring an illustration of a man using a team of horses to pull a mower in a field.

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: Man and woman seated on an overgrown hillside. The woman has ferns on her lap and is holding an umbrella. Inscribed on reverse of original mount: "B.D.L. a...


Log Driving Crew

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: View from shoreline of a driving crew standing on a log raft on the North Branch of the Popple River, a tributary of the Pine River. They are holding long...

Book or Pamphlet

Wyandotte Agricultural Works

Date: 1871 

Description: Front cover of catalog featuring an illustration of a man using a team of horses to use the Improved Iron Clad Mower in a field.

Date: 1881 

Description: Front of advertising card featuring a color illustration of a man and young boy outside during winter. The man is using a Lightning Hay knife to cut the ha...

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