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Date: 1853 

Description: "Transporting the Wounded". Wood engraving from a drawing by Seth Eastman, from the Aboriginal Portfolio by Mary H. Eastman, 1853.

Date: 1855-12-20 

Description: Letter confirming the purchase of two State of Maryland Lottery tickets by Mr. Charles A. Kingsley through the Chicago office of Pyfer & Co.

Date: 1857 

Description: Inset of an engraved portrait of Governor Coles Bashford.

Date: 1857 

Description: One thousand dollar bond and unclipped coupons issued by the city of Madison in 1857. The bond was illustrated with a railroad train, perhaps to suggest t...

Date: 1858 

Description: Poster advertising the Racine & Mississippi Railroad.

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: 1856 

Description: Hand-colored lithograph of the male, left, and female copper pheasant, prepared by Wm. E. Hitchcock from drawings of specimens collected in Japan by Willia...

Date: 1859 ca.

Description: An illustration of the Capital House, from the 1858-1859 Madison City Directory. The first-class hotel opened in 1853, was later bought by L.B. Vilas and c...

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: Hobart church, built in 1839.

Date: 1858-08-02 before

Description: One-page menu of the Mystical Seven secret society and fraternal order, with an emblem with a skull surrounded by a laurel wreath, and a crossed serpent, s...

Date: 1855 ca.

Description: Chronicle newspaper office, the first building on the townsite of Superior, built in 1853 by William C. Howenstine, John T. Morgan, and August Zachau.

Date: 1859 

Description: Handbill for Kirby's American Harvester, a combined reaper and mower. The advertisement features two line drawings of the machine in use, as a reaper and...

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The Pet Bird

Date: 1852-01 

Description: A colored engraving depicting a bird under a glass dome with flowers and plants on a decorative shelf.

Date: 1850 

Description: Handbill or broadsheet advertising McCormick's Patent Virginia Reaper. Features a small illustration of the machine followed by warnings to other manufactu...

Date: 1852 

Description: First building of Milwaukee College planned by Catherine E. Beecher. Front of building with gothic detailing in the architecture.

Date: 1859 

Description: Hand-colored engraving showing fur company agents making a distribution of goods to Indians, some of whom are seated on the ground, in a fenced courtyard w...

Date: 1855 ca.

Description: A portrait of Franklin Pierce, 14th President of the United States, 1853-1857. Pierce was born on November 23, 1804 in Hillsboro, New Hampshire and died O...

Date: 1851 

Description: Illustration of two men using a Hussey Grain Cutter in a field. One man rides on the grain cutter, and another man rides on one of two horses pulling the g...

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Notice!!

Date: 1859-11-08 

Description: A campaign notice that corrects misinformation being circulated by the candidate's opponents. The text reads, "Notice!! To the Electors of the 8th Senatori...

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...

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