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Photograph

Street Parade Rig

Date: 1870 

Description: Street parade rig, apparently to agitate against delays in construction of a railroad to connect Manitowoc to the west. In the background is a store owned...

Date: 1872 ca.

Description: A family poses in front of a fence including women with parasols, a man with a horse, a man standing on a fence and woman and two children on porch of fram...

Date: 1877 

Description: "The 'Improved Advance' as a Self-Raker." Flyer advertising the McCormick Improved Advance Reaper and Mower. Features a large illustration of the machine b...

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: 1876 ca.

Description: Chromolithograph advertising poster for C.H. and L.J. McCormick, "Manufacturers of Harvesting Machinery" with central color illustration of a man operating...

Date: 1858 ca.

Description: Friedrich Flersheim immigrated from Mecklenburg to Illinois in the early 1850s, and after farming for a time built this distillery on the Black River in Wi...

Date: 1876-03 

Description: The first locomotive for the Pine River & Stevens Point ralroad, which was purchased in 1875, being hauled overland from Lone Rock to Richland Center while...

Book or Pamphlet

McCormick Catalog Cover

Date: 1884 

Description: Cover of an advertising catalog for the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company showing a "reaper used by ancient Gauls, First Century." The "reaper" is frame...

Date: 1890 

Description: Original pen and ink drawing of an illustration for a McCormick Company advertising catalog. Includes illustrations of McCormick's "first" reaper and McCor...

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Advertising card produced by William Deering and Company, manufacturers of agricultural machinery. Features an illustration of a farmer in patched and ragg...

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: A man is driving a horse-drawn mower down a path on the grounds of a large estate. There is an electric street lamp along the path, and many buildings in t...

Date: 1879 

Description: Flyer advertising the McCormick Harvester & Self-Binder for sale through London agents Waite, Burnell, Huggins & Co. Features an illustration of the machi...

Date: 1890 

Description: Advertising poster for Champion brand agricultural machines, manufactured by Warder, Bushnell and Glessner Company. The main illustration depicts a salesma...

Photograph

Plankinton House

Date: 1880 before

Description: Stereograph. The Plankinton House is in the near foreground across the street. A sign for Little Dry Goods, 105, is on the left, above a horse-drawn cart.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Construction work in the streets outside the offices of the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company located at 212 Market Street. Two horse-drawn wagons and s...

Photograph

Stone Octagon House

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: Three adults and two children are standing on the porch of the Baraboo Octagon house. The stone hexagonal building stood on Bench (1st) and Broadway and se...

Date: 1858-11-20 

Description: Panoramic sketch of the first Wisconsin State Fair held in Madison with large tents, fire companies, side-shows, and performances that drew thousands of vi...

Date: 1876 

Description: Railroad advertising card showing a mail carrier on horseback on a plank road in 1776, and mail being delivered by train in 1876. A woman with two children...

Date: 1875 

Description: Cover of an advertising brochure for the Eagle Mowing and Reaping Machine Company featuring an engraved illustration of a farmer riding a horse-drawn mower...

Date: 1865 

Description: "The Southern Prisons of U.S. Officers: Scenes from life as a prisoner of war, with explanations--sketched by Lieut. & Top Eng'r O.R. Dahl, 15th Wisconsin...

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