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Date: 1850 

Description: Handbill or broadsheet advertising McCormick's Patent Virginia Reaper. Features a small illustration of the machine followed by warnings to other manufactu...

Date: 1872-02-22 before

Description: Menu of the banquet for the second reunion of the First Regiment of Wisconsin Infantry Volunteers. On the cover are ornamented initials and the type is imp...

Date: 1897-07 

Description: Promotional card depicting the prosperous farming in northern Wisconsin.

Caption: "Here is shown a mixed crop of peas and rye, the clover in the for...

Date: 1860 after

Description: Uncle Sam and General Winfield Scott discuss what to do with a Secession snake. Uncle Sam sits in a chair which is tipped back and his foot is resting on a...

Date: 1897-11-20 before

Description: One-page menu card with die-cut notched corners from the Chinese legation in Tokyo. At the top is a lattice medallion printed in gold ink and leaf and tend...

Date: 1860 after

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: 1896 

Description: Guest ticket for the Republican National Convention held in St. Louis. The ticket shows the celebrated Eads Bridge across the Mississippi, and the log cab...

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: Bird's-eye view of Janesville from the High School building.

Date: 1851 

Description: Handbill or Broadsheet advertising McCormick's Patent Virginia Reaper. Includes an illustration of the reaper in use. One man is driving the horses, anothe...

Date: 1890-08-09 after

Description: One-page menu from the R.M.S.S. Magdalena of the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company, with a parrot and a cockatiel perched on a branch above the compan...

Date: 1860 after

Description: An aunt, Mary, finds two boys, Johnny and Joe, fighting. One boy is an obvious loser. The text below reads: "Mary. Why, Johnny, what have you been doing?...

Date: 1888 

Description: Guest ticket to the Republican National Convention held in Chicago at the partially completed Auditorium Building. The Auditorium is one of the best known...

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School House

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Promotional card advertising the school house in Rib Lake. The caption reads, "SCHOOL HOUSE, RIB LAKE, TAYLOR COUNTY, WIS. -In all the towns of Price and T...

Date: 1857 

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

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Sons of Erin

Date: 1860 before

Description: Portrait of Michael Corcoran. Caption below reads, "SONS OF ERIN!-Let the watchword be CORCORAN! RESCUED IF LIVING, AVENGED IF DEAD!" Black ink on beige en...

Date: 1876-02-07 

Description: Certification from J.O. Barrett that the centennial photograph of Old Abe is truly him. The certification includes a signature from the governor.

Date: 1860 after

Description: An owl labeled "SCOTT" seizes a vulture labeled "JEFF DAVIS" by the wing. Feathers litter the ground beneath them. The owl is saying "LET YOU ALONE AND YOU...

Date: 1860 after

Description: Lady Liberty is standing on the body of a fallen soldier. She has a sword in her right hand and is holding the Union flag in her left hand. The words "THE...

Date: 1860 after

Description: The Confederate flag. Pro-Confederate envelopes were not as common as pro-Union envelopes. Black ink on beige envelope, image covers entire front. Image p...

Date: 1860 after

Description: Piece of rope with one end tied in the form of a noose, depicting a skull. Caption below reads, "End of Secession". Blue ink, image on right side of envelo...

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