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Date: 1755-07-09 

Description: This painting of an important event of the French and Indian War (1754-1763) was commissioned in 1903 by Robert Laird McCormick, president of the State His...

Painting

De Pere Painting

Date: 1856 

Description: "....At De Pere they stopped on the west shore for a broad sketch of the dwellings clustered on both sides of the river. The distant dam, the mills, wareho...

Date: 1862-06 

Description: First train crossing the Obion River, Tennessee, on the Ohio and Mobile Railroad on a bridge built by the 12th Wisconsin Volunteers. Watercolor by John Ga...

Date: 1856-06-20 ca.

Description: View from the depot of the Lakeshore Railroad to East Water Street. Holzlhuber travelled to Milwaukee to visit a family he knew from his teachings in Vienn...

Date:  date unknown

Description: An Ojibwa man splits a cedar trunk with a wooden tool. The cedar is to be used to build the framework for a canoe. A woman is seated nearby.

Date:  date unknown

Description: A town scene featuring the blacksmith shop and horses.

Date: 1948 ca.

Description: Two preliminary watercolors of the right panel of the Centennial Mural in the Wisconsin Historical Society. The panel displays the history of Wisconsin ex...

Painting

Menasha Painting

Date: 1856 

Description: "....The upper Grand Chute was the last of the 'improvements' paintings signed by Brookes and Stevenson. Yet there were two more vital links in the Fox Riv...

Date:  date unknown

Description: An Ojibwa Indian whittles strips of wood for the sides of a canoe under construction.

Date: 1886-02-28 ca.

Description: Aboard the emigrant ship "The Tuisko." Passengers meet on the deck on nice days for storytelling, watching whales and sea life, playing cards and dominoes....

Date: 1857-06 ca.

Description: A distant, elevated view of the city of Milwaukee and its shoreline. During the hot summer months, Holzlhuber took excursions on the water, many times brin...

Date: 1858 ca.

Description: From Holzlhuber's journal:

"Friedrich Flersheim, who immigrated at the beginning of the '50's from Mecklenburg to Illinois, sold his farm and built for h...

Painting

Homeward Bound

Date:  date unknown

Description: An Ojibwa man and woman prepare to transport rolled bark back to their home to use in the construction of a canoe.

Date:  date unknown

Description: A horse-drawn wagons, also known as milk buggies, drop off cans of milk at the country cheese factory during summer.

Painting

Portage Painting

Date: 1856 

Description: "After painting a number of Fox River scenes, "the artists continued their way to Fond du Lac, at the south end of Lake Winnebago, where they found some mo...

Painting

Maple Sugaring

Date:  date unknown

Description: Two men work at running sap from maple trees. Buckets hang beneath the sap spouts or "spiles" inserted into holes drilled in the trees. A team of horses pu...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A painting depicting Marquette and Joliet in a birch bark canoe with two other men during their excursion on the Mississippi River, which they discovered o...

Date: 1891 

Description: A painting of the new (as of 1891) bridge over the Mississippi River in La Crosse. The bridge was built by the Clinton Bridge Co.

Date:  date unknown

Description: An illustration created using cutout photographs and white, gray and black paint on cream colored paper. The scene depicts, in profile, a man pulling a loa...

Date: 1859-11 ca.

Description: From Holzlhuber's journal: "In November 1859, I went from St. Louis on the steamer 'Planet', a stately ship which offered every conceivable comfort; we we...

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