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Date: 1888-12-15 before

Description: Front and inside front covers of a menu with a three-dimensional violin, a stringed bow, a sprig of cloth holly leaves and three berries, and a blue ribbon...

Date: 1931 ca.

Description: Placard for display with replicas of Cyrus McCormick's reaper of 1831. The replicas were produced by the International Harvester Company for the "reaper ce...

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Description: Letterhead of the Badger State Tobacco Works of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with a three-quarter view of the building, men working on boats moored near the water...

Date: 1889 

Description: Ticket for the inauguration of President Benjamin Harrison. This ticket belonged to William Freeman Vilas of Wisconsin, the Secretary of the Interior. The...

Date: 1962 

Description: Label for Chief Oshkosh Beer with an arrowhead-shaped shield in the center bearing the name of the brew. There is also a depiction of the brewery with Lake...

Date: 1860 after

Description: General Winfield Scott is chopping down a tall tree with an ax. Eight frightened men cling to the upper limbs. Caption below reads, "The downfall of Secess...

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Description: Letterhead of the Cudahy Brothers Company, a meat packer from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with a color image of a package of meat hanging from a hook on a wall,...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Label for Lithia Beer with the company logo at left.

Date: 1860 after

Description: A cavalry soldier sits on his horse, with a military camp and flag in the background. The faint image of Abraham Lincoln is from the opposite envelope in t...

Date: 1922 

Description: Front cover for a book version of the popular comic strip by Clare Briggs (1875-1930), who was raised in Reedsburg, Wisconsin.

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Description: Letterhead of the Milwaukee Willow Works, a manufacturer of children's carriages, willow ware, and toys, with a three-quarter view of the company building,...

Date: 1881 

Description: Engraved invitation to the reception and promenade concert held in celebration of the election of President James A. Garfield (left) and Vice President Che...

Date: 1860 after

Description: Confederate soldier wearing a whiskey barrel with a cork helmet. On the barrel appears the text, "RGG", "C.S.A. WHISKEY", "J.X.D." Caption below reads, "A...

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Description: Letterhead of A.M. Reynolds of Delton, Wisconsin, a blacksmithing and automobile repairing business, with Neverslip slogans and an image of a horse's head...

Date: 1874 

Description: Bird's-eye view of Milwaukee looking southwest toward the county courthouse under construction in the public square west of St. John's Cathedral.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Label for Northern Pale brewed by Northern Brewing Company. The label depicts a lake scene with evergreen trees in the background and the round Northern Be...

Date: 1860 after

Description: An elephant carries the Union flag with the words "THE CONSTITUTION LIBERTY AND LAWS!!" on it and wears another Union flag on its back. The elephant's fron...

Date: 1886 

Description: Advertising ephemera for Electricity in a Bottle by the West Electric Cure Co. of Chicago which claimed to cure catarrh, hay fever, headache, asthma, and n...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Valentine card with a girl framed with a metallic gold harp decorated with ribbons, hearts and flowers. She is wearing a white dress and has flowers in her...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Valentine's Day card of a boy in a painter's uniform and gloves. He holds a brush dripping red paint in his right hand. He has just painted "I Love You!" o...

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