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Description: Three women in a canoe harvest wild rice.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Designers colored pencil sketch for roadside billboards for two Potosi Brewing Company labels: Holiday and Alpine. Comments on the design are addressed to...

Date: 1848 ca.

Description: Sketch of the Madison Women's Seminary on the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and East Johnson. The Madison Female Academy was a 19th century school for girls w...

Date: 1825 

Description: Engraved view of several wooden cranes extracting large stones from a cut during the construction of the Erie Canal. The rig in the foreground is horse-dri...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Drawing by Increase Lapham of Carex Cyperaceae. Memebers of this family of plants are also called sedges, however those of genus Carex may be called "true"...

Drawing

Grignon House

Date: 1881 ca.

Description: Reproduction of a pen drawing of the Grignon house. The Grignon house was built (at the later address of 1313 Augustine Street) in 1836 by Charles Grignon....

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Description: Rough sketch of a "Rebel Gunboat" and trees in the background.

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: A drawing on beige paper of a design for a pendant. The design features two teardrop shaped pearls, each suspended from a foliate ring with one ring suspen...

Date: 1849-06-24 

Description: Original wash drawing of Fort Laramie, Wyoming (actually Fort John; see note below). Sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California...

Date: 1844-01-12 

Description: A pen and ink drawing of a log cabin, pork casks, and a washtub, contained in a letter written by Thomas Steel, Waukesha County farmer and physician, to hi...

Date: 1872 ca.

Description: The sidewheel packet, Red Wing, in the Mississippi River near Queen's Bluff below Trempealeau, Wisconsin.

Date: 1854 

Description: Increase Lapham's drawing of Zizania aquatica. The plant's common name is Northern Wild Rice.

Date: 1849-06-20 ca.

Description: The Black Hills sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon Trail).

Date: 1863 ca.

Description: A sketch of pulleys on crankshafts.

Date: 1838 ca.

Description: Pencil sketch of a building owned by the Rodolf family along a commercial street.

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Description: Original drawing of the first floor of the McCormick residence, 675 Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois. Construction started after the Chicago fire in 1874, an...

Drawing

Boats

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Description: Various small rough sketches of several boats and a vague image with a tent and trees.

Drawing

Gates of Heaven

Date: 1885-08-25 

Description: Gates of Heaven Synagogue. Designed by August Kutzbock.

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Hand-colored drawing on grey paper mounted on grey cardboard of a design for a pendant. The design shows two large blue faceted teardrop shaped stones in p...

Date: 1849-06-30 

Description: The Red Hills sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon Trail).

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