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Date: 1859 

Description: Handbill advertising McCormick's reaper and mower. Includes the headline "15,000 sold in the last four years." An order form is attached to the bottom of t...

Date: 1862 

Description: Poster calling for volunteers for the Civil War, claiming "Highest Bounty And Pay!".

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: Color lithograph on paper. "James A. Herne in his Great Play" upper left, title and director upper right. Scene from play with Martin and Nathaniel Berry c...

Date: 1861-11-28 

Description: Civil War recruiting poster for the 5th Wisconsin Regiment written in German.

Date: 1877 

Description: Directions for attaching the McCormick self-binder to the harvester. Features an illustration of an early wire grain binder.

Poster

Fire Company

Date: 1857 ca.

Description: A lithographic portrait by Louis Kurz (1833-1921) of Madison Fire Engine Company #2 posed with a hand pumper and hose cart in front of the design of the ne...

Date: 1871 ca.

Description: Bird's-eye view of the Chicago fire of October 8, 1871. The hand-colored lithograph was published by Currier and Ives.

Date: 1896 

Description: Color lithograph poster for "The War of Wealth." In the picture, a crowd of adults is surrounding a child, one man reaching to grab the girl's hand. At the...

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: Color lithograph on paper. The top caption reads in caps: "Klaw and Erlanger's stupendous production." Beneath this is the title against a red filed, and o...

Date: 1878 

Description: Handbill with directions for putting together the McCormick Harvester. Features an illustration of a Marsh-type harvester.

Poster

$30 Reward

Date: 1864-02-01 

Description: List of Civil War draft-dodgers issued by the Provost Marshal's office, Fifth District of Wisconsin.

Date: 1861 

Description: A hand-drawn poster, produced by S.W. Martin's Writing Academy of Madison, listing the officers and men of the 1st Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry,...

Date: 1889 ca.

Description: An original poster advertising the eleventh annual railroad picnic, taking place at Devil's Lake State Park on Saturday, July 27, 1889. In the advertiseme...

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: This color lithograph poster shows a man in blackface with a giant rooster standing behind him looking over his shoulder. In the lower left corner, the act...

Date: 1894 ca.

Description: Color lithograph poster. Top caption "Hoyt's 'A Black Sheep'/Hoyt & McKee, Proprietors." Image shows women trying to keep Buffalo Bill-type cowboy from tak...

Date: 1882-02-21 

Description: Chromolithograph poster advertising a Milwaukee Mardi Gras celebration, arranged by the Turnverein and Milwaukee Musical Societies, and held at the Exposit...

Date: 1893 

Description: Color lithograph poster. The image depicts two men fighting near a bridge and raging river. One man has driven the other to the precipice. A caption below...

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: Chromolithograph advertising poster for C.H. and L.J. McCormick, "Manufacturers of Harvesting Machinery" with central color illustration of a man and horse...

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: Color lithograph. Across the top banner in caps is "Klaw and Erlanger's stupendous production," underneath is "Gen'l Lew Wallace's Ben Hur." This is follow...

Date: 1886 ca.

Description: Color lithographed color advertising poster showing a McCormick grain binder at the Civil War battle of Gettysburg. The poster was based on a cyclorama by...

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