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Date: 1859 ca.
Description: Mr. Klaner, who had just come from Elberfeld to Canada in 1858, purchased this farm and worked it with his wife and children. Initially they were plagued b...
Date: 1858 ca.
Description: Departing from Lake Winnebago, Hölzlhuber boarded the Plymouth, a high, narrow steamboat that was built specially for navigating the narrow and some...
Date: 1860 ca.
Description: In his journal Hölzlhuber described his departure from Milwaukee. "I spent the last night from May 3rd to 4th, 1860, upon the ocean steamer Milwaukee
Description: In September 1859, by which time he was a regular contributor to Frank Leslie's Illustrated Paper, Hölzlhuber took his first extensive trip to lower...
Date: 1856 ca.
Description: The main deck of The Tuisco, showing groups of immigrant men, women, and a child in brightly colored clothing, conversing while standing below a ful...
Description: Watercolor of the Reid House, residence of William Reid at the head of Big Foot Lake (Lake Geneva). Two children and a woman are in the foreground.
Description: This house was located among the Chippewa (Ojibwa) Indians. Here Hölzlhuber and his companions took shelter in an uncomfortable stable one night, after an...
Description: One of the many steamers that frequented the Mississippi River, shown here on choppy water in front of tree-covered bluffs. The ship has two smokestacks, f...
Description: Pecatonica Battle Ground.
Date: 1845 ca.
Description: View of Cheever's Mill, located on the St. Croix River.
Description: The maple and hickory forests in the old northwest were often plagued with fires during the summer months. Hölzlhuber, on a return journey from Niagara Fal...
Description: Portrait of the Chippewa Chief Shing-gaa-ba-w'sin (Figure'd Stone) drawn at the Treaty of Fond du Lac by J.O. Lewis.
Description: On an excursion to the South in November 1859, Hölzlhuber made the three-day trip on the steamboat Planet from St. Louis to New Orleans. In the harb...
Date: 1850 ca.
Description: Quarter plate daguerreotype of a painting of General George Rogers Clark, as an older man. Clark is most well known for his role in the defense of the Nort...
Description: Quarter-length portrait of Lyman C. Draper. This shows him at the time he assumed the position of Historical Society superintendent, at the age of 38.
Date: 1886 ca.
Description: Oil on linen study of a Confederate holding a wagon wheel, created as part of a painting by the Milwaukee panorama painters active during the 1889s. Altho...
Description: Portrait of Eleazer Williams.
Date: 1829 ca.
Description: Watercolor miniature of Isaac Winnesheek, Winnebago (Ho-Chunk) Chief.
Description: Battle scene.
Description: The fertillity of the soil in America and Canada, especially in Wisconsin, was the attraction for most European immigrants. The vast amount of land and the...
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