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Date: 1883 

Description: Lithographed advertising card for the Oliver Chilled Plow Works commemorating the new year, 1884. The card features two color illustrations within a gold f...

Date: 1886 

Description: Men and boys participate in the Western Rifle Association Tournament. Many of the participants are sitting under umbrellas and holding their guns. Severa...

Date: 1894 

Description: Catalog cover featuring illustrations along with the text: "The Foreign Commisioners Visit the Northwest, and Learn Why Bonanza Farming Pays." At the top i...

Date: 1886 ca.

Description: Stereograph of photographer Henry Hamilton Bennett pulling an oar on a Wisconsin raft.


Frederick W. Horn

Date: 1860 

Description: Waist-up oval portrait of Frederick W. Horn (1815-1893). A Democrat, he was a Representative in the Wisconsin Assembly from Cedarburg. He was a lawyer and...

Date: 1895-09-05 ca.

Description: A promotional card advertising the prosperous life of Chas Kohlman, a Northern Wisconsin farmer. The image at the center of the card shows the Kohlman fami...


Round Silo

Date: 1895 

Description: A twenty-five foot high round silo featured on the farm of F.D. Parish, 4.5 miles southeast of Waupaca. The silo is twenty feet in diameter. Two men are ge...

Date: 1876-01-14 

Description: Document stating that H.H. Bennett will make annual rental payments of $232.10 to William H. Metcalf of Milwaukee for rental of his studio in Kilbourn City...

Date: 1883 

Description: Two panels with color illustrations of men using grain binders in a field, each is pulled by a single horse.

Date: 1881-07-17 

Description: The second page of a letter written by Walt Whitman regarding publishing a book he was writing.

Date: 1884 

Description: View across water of a Milwaukee, Lake Shore, and Western Railroad locomotive (No #33) pulling a pay car across a trestle over the Fox River. Several large...

Date: 1867 

Description: Vignetted carte-de-visite portrait of Kate N. Doggett (1828-1884), American reformer. Took charge of the Academy of Science herbarium in 1869. She was a de...

Date: 1857 ca.

Description: Green Bay Intelligencer Newspaper Office. This was the first newspaper published in Wisconsin. The building was on Main Street. This drawing appeared in...

Date: 1894 

Description: Front cover featuring a color illustration of a man forging a chain on an anvil. He is wearing a winged helmet with the word "Progress" on the front. The c...

Date: 1864 

Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of Josiah Hoopes (b. 1832, death date unknown), American botanist. In 1853, he established a tree nursery in West Chester, which i...

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Farmer in a vegetable field holding a box of produce, showing the productivity and diversity of his farm in northern Wisconsin. A man on the left walks wit...

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: A farmer operates a horse-drawn mower as it makes its way down a dirt road between split-rail fences towards a barn.

Date: 1872 ca.

Description: Group portrait of a railroad crew on and around a hand car. A man and a young boy stand on the left near a track switch. In the background is a variety sto...

Book or Pamphlet

Milwaukee Harvester Catalog

Date: 1894 

Description: Cover of an advertising catalog for the Milwaukee Harvester Company featuring an illustration of a soldier on a horse in a field under the title "Peace and...


Farmer's Harvest

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Farmer standing in a field between two large piles of root vegetables. Possibly on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus experimental farm.

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