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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: 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: 1895-09-23 

Description: A man wearing a suit and hat stands near a herd of Jersey dairy cattle grazing in the barnyard of W.H. Bradley.

Date: 1889 ca.

Description: Broadside advertising an auction on the Leo Melcher farm. Items for sale included livestock, feed and crops, farm machinery, and household items including...

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: 1890 

Description: Advertising card for William Deering and Company, manufacturers of agricultural equipment. Features a color illustration of men, women, and children in a f...

Historical Object

McCormick Agency Sign

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Tin sign used to identify a McCormick Harvesting Machine Company dealership or agency. Includes a portrait of Cyrus McCormick and illustrations of a "harve...

Date: 1883 

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

Date: 1883 

Description: Broadside advertising an auction at the L.P. Bailey farm near Delavan. Sale included cattle, horses and hogs.

Date: 1873 ca.

Description: Family in yard with man on rig, man on side with reaper and other farm implements. There is a frame house behind that has interesting cornice work above a...

Date: 1878 ca.

Description: Three women, two boys and a man are gathered around a table that has fruit on it. The man sits in an office chair. The frame house behind has a back-slante...

Date: 1872 

Description: Lithograph elevated view of the Alexander Mitchell home and gardens seen from the corner of Ninth and Spring Streets. Pedestrians, horse-riders and a horse...


Hay Barn

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Three men posing with an open-air hay barn. Two men stand in front of the barn near two horses, while one man stands on the roof of the barn.

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 

Description: Catalog featuring calendar pages. October features a man using a hoe in a field. November features a drawing of the Buckeye Twine Mills.

Date: 1882 

Description: "The lightest draft and most complete mower in use!" Features an illustration of a man pulling the mower, with two men sitting on it. Includes the text: "T...

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: 1890 ca.

Description: Advertising card produced by William Deering and Company, manufacturers of agricultural machinery. Features a color illustration of dogs fighting over a tu...

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