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Date: 1858 

Description: Drawing of the exterior of the Shopiere Flouring Mill. Several men, some in a horse-drawn wagon are in front of the building.


Description: "Scene on the Raging Tennessee" River. Preliminary sketch of a ship going down the Tennessee River from the vantage point of the deck of the ship. There is...


Description: Multiple sketches — a man and a woman leaning on a table; close-ups of the woman; trees along a river.

Date: 1870 

Description: Crowd gathered at Chicago & St. Louis Railroad Station to see off a colony of emigrants from Chicago who planned to settle in Colorado on a tract of land p...

Date: 1889 ca.

Description: View of the S.L Sheldon Company Warehouse and Office. Outside of the building, there is a bustling street filled with pedestrians and horse-drawn vehicles....

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Blueprint of the stone seat, outside elevation of Gate "Y", rear of fountain at end of basin, and elevation of Gate "Z" for Stanley McCormick's Riven Rock...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A blueprint showing the second floor balcony outside of the linen room of Stanley McCormick's Riven Rock estate in El Montecito, Santa Barbara County, Cali...

Date: 1857 

Description: Illustration from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper of John Tice clinging to a piece of wreckage after the sinking of the steamer Central Amer...


People Sketches


Description: Various sketches of people's faces.

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...


Going To Mass

Date: 1870-07-09 

Description: Irish people on the way to mass, including children surrounding the priest.

Date: 1862-03-13 

Description: View down railroad tracks of the gunboat "Cinncinati" guarding Union approaches to Cairo on the Ohio River.

Date: 1948 ca.

Description: A preliminary sketch for the left panel of the Centennial Mural in the Wisconsin Historical Society. The panel represents Wisconsin's political history....


Description: "Battery G, 1st Ohio Pickets near Farmington". A picket (a detachment of one or more troops) shown in a woodland setting. There is a log building with a ca...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: A drawing by State Architect, Arthur Peabody, depicting the proposed State Street facade of the University Club building.

Date: 1954 

Description: Costume sketch of two shepherdess costumes, one light blue with dark blue detailing and the other pink with multicolored detailing; each costume is drawn w...


Description: A watercolor and pen drawing on an envelope from Frank and Delia King to their brother-in-law, Irwin Raymond Witthuhn, who was serving in France during Wor...

Date: 1858 

Description: Large group of people leaving a steam ship, some transporting large chests of their belongings.


Description: "An 'Imperial Scene' up the Tenn." (Tennessee River). A view from the rear of a man maneuvering a steamboat up the river using a steering wheel.

Date: 1888-12-15 before

Description: Menu page and back cover for a "Dinner tendered Geo. P. Merrill by Chas. H. Wheeler," with a handwritten menu with wines and spirits in red, and colored pe...

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