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Date:  date unknown

Description: View of a fort with fortified walls and a flag flying from the fort. A river runs on the right of the image. A boat with sails floats on the river. Sold...

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: View of the Tonyawatha Spring Hotel grounds, located on Lake Monona in Blooming Grove Township, just outside of Madison. The hotel opened in 1879 and on Ju...

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: One of the etchings published in an atlas of Lake County, Illinios in 1870 by George Ogle. Etchings done by the Wisconsin Central Railroad.

Date: 1874-02-21 

Description: African American boatmen run a rapids in a small river boat.


Description: People engaged in various activities along the bank of the Mississippi River. There are both men and women and a horse next to the river edge. Trees are cu...

Date: 1967 ca.

Description: A depiction of the near east side of Madison circa 1885. The arrow indicates the location of the old Second Ward Grammar School and the circle shows the ar...

Date: 1880 

Description: Republican Campaign Ticket issued in Dane County, Wisconsin. Heading the slate are James A. Garfield and Chester A. Arthur. Near the bottom of the ticket...

Date: 1850 

Description: Pastoral scene depicting a small bay on the Island of St. Ignace in Lake Superior with canoes on the rocky beach, two men conversing on a blanket in the fo...


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

Date: 1856 

Description: An original illustration of the lock at Rexford Flats.

Date: 1862 ca.

Description: This is the preliminary sketch for "Hamburg Landing, 4 miles below Pittsburg Landing, Commisary [sic] Depot of Gen. Hallek's Army." Shows an encampment wit...

Date: 1850 

Description: Pic Island on the north shore of Lake Superior.

Date: 1870 before

Description: Sketch of the Fox River, a train, the mill, a warehouse, and a steamboat.


Gunboat "Essex"


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

Date: 1948 

Description: Drawing depicting a horse-drawn carriage crossing a stone and log causeway built across a river.

Date: 1849-06-13 ca.

Description: Wagon train crossing the South Platte River in Nebraska; Sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also...

Date: 1856 ca.

Description: Lithograhic view of the residence of John Kinzie on the bank of the Chicago River at the mouth of Lake Michigan. The residence consists of a house with a f...

Date: 1852-08 

Description: Pencil drawing of Milwaukee Harbor with large sailboats on the water. In the minimalist depiction the sandy shoreline with short plant growth sweeps aroun...


Fort Howard

Date: 1851 ca.

Description: Several men sculling a boat near Fort Howard that has an American Flag, barracks, and various related military buildings enclosed behind a wall.




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

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