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Date: 1835 ca.

Description: Little Lake Butte Des Morts just north of Lake Winnebago where Governor Lewis Cass of Michigan, and Thomas McKenney, head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (...

Date: 1852 

Description: Proof sheets of five and ten dollars bills of the Wisconsin Bank of Madison. Among other illustrations, the notes include an engraving of Leonard J. Farwel...

Date: 1820 

Description: Narrative Journal of Travels from Detroit Northwest through the Great chain of American Lakes to the sources of the Mississippi River in the year 1820. Ill...

Date: 1857 

Description: One thousand dollar bond and coupons issued by the Watertown and Madison Railroad Company in 1857. Jairus Fairchild, president, and T.L. Lawrence have sig...

Date: 1832 ca.

Description: Junction of the Yellowstone River and the Missouri River.

Date: 1820 

Description: Narrative Journal of Travels through the northwestern regions of the United States, extending from Detroit through the great chain of American lakes to the...

Date: 1884 ca.

Description: Panorama bird's-eye view of the town of Ashland, on Lake Superior, and the Apostle Islands.

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: Sod-breaker and five yoke of oxen plowing in front of the “Old Cottage Inn”. In the foreground a boat is on the shoreline.

Date: 1881 

Description: Front of advertising card featuring a color illustration of a man and young boy outside during winter. The man is using a Lightning Hay knife to cut the ha...

Date: 1867 

Description: Directions for putting together and operating McCormick's Reaping and Mowing Machine. Features labeled drawings of the machine set up as a reaper and as a...

Date: 1888-11-15 before

Description: Interior pages from the twenty-fifth anniversary of the accession to the throne of King Christian IX and Queen Louise of Denmark. A pair of columns frames...

Date: 1860 after

Description: A man, probably Jefferson Davis, rides a pig carrying a sign that reads, "2d EDITION!!! 40,000 Killed, Wounded, THIS ONE MISSING! VIA CINCINNATI!" Blue ink...

Date: 1856 before

Description: A hand-colored lithograph of two eels, created from drawings and descriptions of specimens collected by members of the Perry expedition. No. 1, top, was co...

Date: 1884-06-05 

Description: Engraved portraits of candidates for the Republican Presidential Nomination. Robert T. Lincoln, General William T. Sherman, General Joseph Roswell Hawley,...

Date: 1886 ca.

Description: Foldout advertising card for the McCormick grain binder. Includes a color illustration of a farmer operating a horse-drawn grain binder under the text "the...

Date: 1859 ca.

Description: Valentine's Day card with young girl holding a doll. She and her doll are both wearing a dress. The girl has her hair in a snood. A verse appears below, "S...

Date: 1832 ca.

Description: Assorted Indian utensils and arms.

Date: 1860 after

Description: Jefferson Davis (J.D.) and General Beauregard (Gen. B) are carried by two running devils, the "Imps of Old Nick". Below is the caption and verse, "JEFF A...

Date: 1890 

Description: Advertisement for Madison Hospital, 413-415 South Baldwin Street. Also known as the Gill & Boyd Hospital, opened in 1889 and existed for just a few years.

Date: 1883 

Description: Illustrations from an 1883 McCormick Harvesting Machine Company catalog portraying the evolution of the reaper. The first three drawings show pigs being l...

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