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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: 1855 ca.
Description: Valentine's Day card with a cornucopia filled with flowers and foliage. On the edge of the mouth it reads "Let the Smiles of Youth Appearing". Music appear...
Description: Quarter-length engraving portrait of Thomas Jefferson painted by G. Stuart and engraved by J.C. Buttre. From "The History of Democracy in the United States...
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...
Description: Engraved portrait of Matthew Fontaine Maury (1806-1873) American astronomer, historian, oceanographer, meteorologist, cartographer, author, geologist, and...
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...
Description: Diagram of an effigy mound in the shape of a cross.
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...
Description: First building of Milwaukee College planned by Catherine E. Beecher. Front of building with gothic detailing in the architecture.
Date: 1854 before
Description: Exterior view of a First Congregational Church.
Description: Engraved exterior view of a lead mining furnace. A man sits in a horse-drawn wagon at the left of the building.
Description: Handbill for W.K. Miller's Iron Harvester, a combined reaper and mower manufactured by C.M. Russell & Company. Features three line drawings of machines.
Description: "Transporting the Wounded". Wood engraving from a drawing by Seth Eastman, from the Aboriginal Portfolio by Mary H. Eastman, 1853.
Description: Valentine's Day card with a flower and large leaf. A verse is printed on the leaf. It reads "Vainly shall we list for voices, made by absence doubly dear,...
Description: Bird's-eye view of Madison, from rooftop across lake with sail boats and steamers. "Taken from the Water Cure, South Side of Lake Monona."
Description: Group of Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) Indians in a long house (ciproke). Some of the men are displaying animal pelts. There is a bucket and a small barrel at the e...
Description: Map of a portion of Merton including the Bark River, a mill, Fort Hill, and Indian mounds.
Date: 1852 ca.
Description: Printed petition addressed to Governor Leonard J. Farwell concerning the lack of qualifications of the present state Emigrant Agent and their desire for th...
Description: Handbill announcing the Great Council Medal awarded to C.H. McCormick at London in 1851, "by the Exhibition of All Nations for the American Reaping Machine...
Date: 1850 ca.
Description: Valentine's Day card with a center image of a woman and a cherub leaning on an ornamental stone wall. A column with an ornate top appears to the right. The...
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