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Date: 1856 ca.

Description: The Wisconsin State Capitol (the second State Capitol, the first in Madison). Illustration from the American Encyclopedia, Columbus, 1859.

Date: 1943-12 

Description: Hand-drawn holiday card of a woman soldier in front of McCloskey General Hospital. She is in uniform and is saluting. There are cacti (cactus) in the foreg...


Description: Design for a Wisconsin Centennial 3 cent postage stamp featuring a wood violet, which is the state flower, as well as a jack-in-the-pulpit and a trillium.


Description: Preliminary sketch for "Fort Pillow upon the Eve of the Evacuation by the Rebels".

Date: 1908 

Description: General design for future construction development of the University of Madison campus with the general view of the campus by the Architectural commission.

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"...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Exterior view of Walker Castle, 1862-1893, 900 block East Gorham Street, and surrounding trees. Caption on the print reads, "The Old Castle"

Date: 1862 ca.

Description: Preliminary sketch of a battlefield with trees and human outlines.


Gunboat "Essex"


Description: The "Essex" (New Era) transformed into a gunboat, at anchor. Next to it is a smaller boat.

Date: 1872 ca.

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


Hospital Sketch


Description: "Hospital and (indecipherable) during the last days battle at Fort Donelson on the Tennessee." Building with people and several trees.

Date: 1849-06-18 ca.

Description: An Indian Burial in a tree; Sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon Trail)....

Date: 1868-12 

Description: Engraved view of four women racing on bicycles. Spectators in the background are behind a fence.

Date: 1873 

Description: View of an estate covered with various plants and trees. Two people stand on a sidewalk in front of the distant estate, looking towards it. Two horses dr...


Oak Trees

Date: 1852-09 

Description: Pencil drawing of oak trees on in the oak savanna setting. The illustrated trees have dead branches but still sprout some live leaves.


Description: "Comisary [sic] Steamer — Pittsburgh Landing." Steamboat on river near Shiloh, Tennessee.


Plow Inn


Description: A drawing of the Plow (Plough) Inn.

Date: 1875-10 ca.

Description: Engraved view of the Dalles of the St. Louis River in Minnesota.

Date: 1945 ca.

Description: A man stands on top of a full hay wagon parked in front of the closed door of a red barn. Above the man a grappling hook full of hay can be seen through th...


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

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