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Date: 1854-04 

Description: Poster advertising an Anti-Slave Catchers' Mass Convention at Young's Hall in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on April 13th, 1854. The poster attempts to unite indivi...

Date: 1855 

Description: Engraved portrait of Matthew Fontaine Maury (1806-1873) American astronomer, historian, oceanographer, meteorologist, cartographer, author, geologist, and...

Date: 1855-02 

Description: Engraved image from Harper's New Monthly Magazine showing people riding in a stagecoach pulled by two horses.

Date: 1857 

Description: Handbill containing directions for putting together and operating McCormick's "Reaping and Mowing Machine" [reaper]. Includes illustrations of the machine.

Date: 1858-01-01 

Description: Printed invitation to a New Year's Ball given at Weeden's Hotel in Neenah with music provided by Shattuck's Cotillion Band. The invitation is printed on e...

Date: 1855 

Description: Bird's-eye view of Madison. "Taken from the Water Cure, South Side of Lake Monona, 1855."

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...

Date: 1858 

Description: Commencement program of the University of Wisconsin, July 28, 1858.

Date: 1856 

Description: Engravings of the Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidates from the Democratic, Republican and Know Nothing parties for the Tuesday, November 4th, 185...

Date: 1853 ca.

Description: A head and shoulders portrait of Millard Fillmore, 13th President of the United States, 1850-1853. Fillmore was born in the Finger Lakes country of New Yo...

Date: 1855-01-07 ca.

Description: Sketch of the defeat of General Braddock during an ambush in the French and Indian War.

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...

Date: 1854 ca.

Description: Bird's-eye view of Milwaukee looking east toward Lake Michigan from a bluff, long since graded into a slope, at about 6th Street between Wisconsin Avenue a...

Date: 1851 

Description: Diagram of an effigy mound in the shape of a cross.

Date: 1851 

Description: "Good Testimony, Read, Read!", a broadside issued by citizens of Milwaukee in support of the gubernatorial candidacy of the Whig candidate, Leonard J. Farw...

Date: 1850 

Description: Handbill containing directions for putting together and operating McCormick's reaper, manufactured by C.H. McCormick & Co. Headline over illustration of t...

Date: 1858 

Description: Directions for putting together and operating McCormick's Reaping and Mowing Machine. Features illustrations of the machine in use in the field and alone....

Date: 1855-05-10 

Description: A poster advertising a $100 reward to be issued by Marcus Du Val for his runaway "servant" Matthew Turner. The poster includes a physical description of th...

Date: 1859 

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...

Date: 1859 ca.

Description: An illustration of the Capital House, from the 1858-1859 Madison City Directory. The first-class hotel opened in 1853, was later bought by L.B. Vilas and c...

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