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The Pet Bird

Date: 1852-01 

Description: A colored engraving depicting a bird under a glass dome with flowers and plants on a decorative shelf.

Photograph

Talus Slope

Date: 1879 ca.

Description: Talus Slope at Devil's Lake. Rocky shoreline with slope, pine trees, rock pile and formation.

Date: 1878 ca.

Description: Courtyard at Cliff House, a resort hotel built shortly after 1872 when Devil's Lake was reached by rail. The house has a stone first floor, a balcony on ea...

Date: 1884-06-05 before

Description: Die-cut elongated octagonal menu for the 7th annual banquet of the Merchants Association at The Plankinton. On the cover is an oval portrait of a deer with...

Date: 1878 ca.

Description: Swimming in the lake with the Cliff House in background. Cliff House was a resort hotel built shortly after 1872, when Devil's Lake was reached by rail. Bo...

Photograph

Bascom Hill

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: View up Bascom Hill on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Bascom Hall (formerly Main Hall) is at the top of the hill.

Date: 1874 ca.

Description: View of the Koshkonong Hotel (later the Lakehouse Inn), a stone and brick hotel with a parapet roof on Maple Beach Road. People are in front of the inn. Ha...

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Outdoor view of two men standing and two women sitting in a grassy field. They are possibly members of the Park and Pleasure Drive Association, of which Ch...

Photograph

Family around Table

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: A family of twelve is grouped outdoors around a table. Behind them is a picket fence and a frame house, with latticework and carpenter's lace decorating it...

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Advertising brochure for the Ohio Mower and Reaper manufactured by Ephraim Ball. The advertisement features a line drawing of men using two mowers pulled b...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Cigar workers on the sidewalk in front of the Willms home, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They are young men and older boys, some in aprons. Anna Willms (b. 1881)...

Photograph

Cliff House

Date: 1878 ca.

Description: Cliff House, a resort hotel built shortly after 1872 when Devil's Lake was reached by rail. Three-story frame house with balcony on each floor. There is a...

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: Halle Steensland, his wife Sophia, their five children and a large crowd are posed around and on the family home, later located at 733 Lakewood Boulevard,...

Date: 1877 ca.

Description: Slightly elevated view of farmyard with carriages, buggies and people. There is a wedding party in the front left corner.

Photograph

Sidewalk with Snow

Date: 1876 before

Description: Stereograph. A residential area, looking down a snowy sidewalk near a retaining wall and a fence, with a horse-drawn carriage or sleigh in the distance. A...

Drawing

American House

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: A drawing of the American House, 1 North Pinckney Street. It burned down in a fire in 1868.

Photograph

Turville's Point

Date: 1896-08-27 ca.

Description: View of Turville's Point and its shoreline on Lake Monona.

Photograph

Bascom Hill

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Elavated view across Bascom Hill on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, with tree-lined paths. Bascom Hall (formerly Main Hall) is on top of the hi...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Everetta Bass, the photographer's daughter, standing next to a younger girl, identified as Verta, sitting in a baby carriage.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Holiday card, hand painted poinsettias over a letterpress printed greeting. The text reads: "Christmas Greeting. I am thinking of you today because it is C...

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