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Date: 1875 ca.

Description: Stereograph view of Black Hawk Avenue.

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: Sod-breaker and five yoke of oxen plowing in front of the “Old Cottage Inn”. In the foreground a boat is on the shoreline.

Map or Atlas

Map of Milwaukee

Date: 1845 

Description: This map hows lot and block numbers, local streets, railroads, some landowners’ names, Milwaukee River, Menomonee River, and part of Lake Michigan. The map...

Date: 1873 ca.

Description: A family of four stands in the distance next to a horse and carriage. Behind them is a barn with cupola and weather vane and a white frame house.

Map or Atlas

Prairie du Chien

Date: 1838 

Description: This map is a development plat that shows street names, numbered blocks and lots, and small farm lot owners. Included on the right of the map is a large a...

Date: 1878 ca.

Description: People are sitting in a horse-drawn wagon and standing next to farm machinery, including a dump rake and a hay mower. A barn is behind them.

Date: 1877 

Description: View of bluffs and buildings on the shore of Lake Michigan.

Photograph

Ferris Wheel

Date: 1897 ca.

Description: View of a large, stone residence with the first Ferris Wheel in the distance.

Map or Atlas

Map of Milwaukee

Date: 1846 

Description: This map shows lot and block numbers, local streets, railroads, some landowners’ names, Milwaukee River, Menomonee River, and part of Lake Michigan. The ma...

Date: 1887 

Description: Military parade on Main Street honoring President Grover Cleveland's visit to Madison. Soldiers are marching to meet the President and crowds are watching...

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: A bridge crosses the Milwaukee River on Oneida Street, now known as Wells Street, looking toward the City Hall tower.

Photograph

Lone Rock

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Road through Lone Rock.

Date: 1853-06 

Description: This map is ink, pencil, and color on paper and shows lot and block numbers and dimensions, sold lots, streets, and the Mississippi River. Some lots are co...

Map or Atlas

Dane County, Wisconsin

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Shows towns of Dane County, lakes, rivers, and railroads. Relief shown by hachures. Includes color illustration of Madison and text describing Dane County...

Date: 1886 

Description: Letterhead for the Pfister & Vogel Leather Co., with an engraving of a bird's-eye view of the city (signed Ma-- Richards, Mil Wis) advertising the "Nationa...

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Washburn Observatory on the University on Wisconsin-Madison campus, with pedestrians on the surrounding grounds.

Date: 1849-06-30 

Description: The Black Hills sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon Trail).

Date: 1878 ca.

Description: Barnyard, with what appears to be a pigyard littered with corncobs. It is enclosed with a solid board fence and has slop troughs made from hollowed logs. A...

Date: 1893 

Description: Bird's-eye map of Jefferson, looking north. Crayfish River at left and center, Rock River from upper center to bottom center, joins at left of center; thir...

Date: 1872 ca.

Description: Small sidewheel steam launches on Lake Monona.

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