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Date: 1852 

Description: Pencil drawing of view overlooking Madison. The sketch looks down North Hamilton Street from the capitol. Rutted, irregular streets and frame houses mark...

Date: 1852 

Description: Devil's Lake from shore flanked by steep tree-covered hillsides. A small solitary rowboat floats near the distant shore.

Date: 1854 

Description: Increase Lapham's drawing of Zizania aquatica. The plant's common name is Northern Wild Rice.

Date: 1852 

Description: Landscape view of Fort Snelling, Minnesota Territory from a nearby hill showing the Fort, the Mississippi river, the countryside, farm buildings and tipis....

Date: 1852-08 

Description: Pencil drawing of Milwaukee Harbor with large sailboats on the water. In the minimalist depiction the sandy shoreline with short plant growth sweeps aroun...

Date: 1852 

Description: Pencil drawing of trees around the shore of a lake from across a field.

Drawing

Fort Howard

Date: 1851 ca.

Description: Several men sculling a boat near Fort Howard that has an American Flag, barracks, and various related military buildings enclosed behind a wall.

Date: 1858 

Description: Original sketch drawn by Col. Elmer E. Ellsworth in 1858 at Madison, Wisconsin, and presented to N.B. Van Slyke. Col. Ellsworth commanded the 1st Zouaves a...

Drawing

Bur Oaks

Date: 1852-08 

Description: Pencil drawing of Bur Oaks in the oak savanna setting, one graceful detailed tree in the center foreground.

Drawing

Chief Oshkosh

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: Waist-up pen and ink drawing of Chief Oshkosh. He is wearing a top hat wrapped with a ribbon. He wears a suitcoat, bowtie, beaded neckpouch and a blanket w...

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: An illustration of the Old North Pier landing on Huron Street, drawn from memory.

Date: 1852 

Description: Pencil drawing of Black Earth Valley. Gentle lightly tree-covered hills frame the center grassy valley. Two farmhouses are sitting at the base of hills on...

Drawing

Oak Trees

Date: 1852-09 

Description: Pencil drawing of oak trees on in the oak savanna setting. The illustrated trees have dead branches but still sprout some live leaves.

Drawing

City Hall

Date: 1859 

Description: City Hall in the background of a bustling street, with pedestrians, horses, carriages, and wagons.

Date: 1857 

Description: John Tice and Alexander Grant helping George W. Dawson from a floating piece of debris into a lifeboat after the sinking of the steamer Central America<...

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: Black and white ink drawing of an old wooden well.

Drawing

Lutheran Church

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: View of the first Norwegian Church built in Gjerpen, organized October 4, 1850. Gjerpen was one of the earliest Norwegian settlements in Wisconsin

Date: 1852-08 

Description: Pencil drawing of Rattlesnake Bluff and the town of Arena from a distance across a plain. A row of buildings runs along the foot of the gently rolling hil...

Date: 1850 

Description: Pastoral scene depicting a small bay on the Island of St. Ignace in Lake Superior with canoes on the rocky beach, two men conversing on a blanket in the fo...

Date: 1850 

Description: Illustration of the second Wisconsin State Capitol, which was the first one in Madison.

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