Visit our other Wisconsin Historical Society websites!
Refine or narrow your results by clicking any term in the gray boxes below.
Expand your results by removing any breadcrumb in a gray outlined box above. Click on the blue "X" to remove the term.
Narrow your results by entering a keyword into the search box above. Then click the "Search Within" checkbox, then click on the orange "Search" button.
If you did not find what you are looking for or you did not get any results, try changing your search term(s). See our Search Help page for more tips.
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...
Description: Civil War Union Army recruitment poster.
Description: Halftone print of an adolescent Old Abe, bald eagle mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Civil War Volunteer Infantry Regiment. Closeup image of Old Abe on his shi...
Description: A summer resort, situated on the banks of Fowler and La Belle Lakes, in the village of Oconomowoc, thirty miles from Milwaukee on the St. Paul R.R. Men sta...
Date: 1863 ca.
Description: Woodcut of Andersonville Prison from the "Report of the Andersonville Monument Commission." About 1863-1865.
Description: Aerial view, probably from a lithograph, of the prison for Confederate soldiers at Rock Island.
Description: Handbill issued by E.B. McCagg, President of the N.W. Sanitary Commission, urging citizens to plant potatoes and onions to be divided, and to put up dried...
Date: 1860 after
Description: A freed slave with a hoe in his left hand and his right hand on his hip. Caption at the top reads, "Massa can't have dis chile, dat's what's de matter". Ca...
Description: Jefferson Davis, dressed as a woman, floating in a washtub labeled "Lady Davis" which flies the Confederate flag. He holds a bottle in his left hand and st...
Description: "At the Spring," a woodcut illustration from McElroy's "Andersonville: Story of Southern Prisons."
Description: Engraved illustration of an elevated view of the "McCormick Reaper & Mower Works." Ships are in the background, behind the factory.
Date: 1860 ca.
Description: Soldier-farmer, "Jeffy" (Jefferson) Davis, in full uniform with a straw hat is giving feed (bonds) to a sow (the Confederacy). The sow is in turn feeding i...
Description: Civil War Union Army recruitment handbill.
Description: Democratic Ticket for the 1864 Presidential election. General George B. McClellan was the candidate for President, running against Abraham Lincoln.
Description: A grinning African American man wears a tattered version of Uncle Sam's costume as he dances and sings.
The caption below reads,
"I'm glad I'm not in Dix...
Date: 1864 ca.
Description: "Siege of Vicksburg." An etching published by Johnson, Fry & Company from a painting by Chappel of the Union lines during the battle.
Description: Image of Louis Wigfall on the body of an Indian with tomahawk in hand. The captions reads, "WIGFALL on his promised descent on Washington." This is a barb...
Description: Cover of an advertising catalog for C.H. McCormick and Brothers, featuring an engraved illustration of man operating a horse-drawn mower. Includes the text...
Description: "Andersonville Prison, Camp Sumter, Ga., as it appeared August 1st 1864 when it contained 35,000 prisoners of war." A lithograph "drawn from memory by Thom...
Description: The Confederate flag. Pro-Confederate envelopes were not as common as pro-Union envelopes. Black ink on beige envelope, image covers entire front.
If you didn't find the material you searched for, our Library Reference Staff can help.
Call our reference desk at 608-264-6535 or email us at:
© 1996-2014 Wisconsin Historical Society, 816 State Street, Madison, WI 53706