Visit our other Wisconsin Historical Society websites!
Refine or narrow your results by clicking any term in the gray boxes below.
Expand your results by removing any breadcrumb in a gray outlined box above. Click on the blue "X" to remove the term.
Narrow your results by entering a keyword into the search box above. Then click the "Search Within" checkbox, then click on the orange "Search" button.
If you did not find what you are looking for or you did not get any results, try changing your search term(s). See our Search Help page for more tips.
Date: 1857 ca.
Description: A lithographic portrait by Louis Kurz (1833-1921) of Madison Fire Engine Company #2 posed with a hand pumper and hose cart in front of the design of the ne...
Description: Poster advertising the need for workers to pick cranberries for the Wisconsin Cranberry Company.
Description: Color lithograph poster. An Afgan prisoner with chains on his wrists fires a cannon past a man and a woman prisoner in it while a mob gathers outside the p...
Date: 1886 ca.
Description: Advertising poster showing color illustration of pioneers on a bluff overlooking a McCormick binder harvesting grain in the valley below. The poster bears...
Date: 1863 ca.
Description: Poster with decorative border and text of the Emancipation Proclamation by Abraham Lincoln.
Description: Chromolithograph poster advertising a Milwaukee Mardi Gras celebration, arranged by the Turnverein and Milwaukee Musical Societies, and held at the Exposit...
Description: Advertising handbill for Cyrus Hall McCormick's patent Virginia Reaper. Printed for C.H. McCormick & Co. by James J. Langdon, Chicago, Illinois.
Description: Broadside advertising an auction at the L.P. Bailey farm near Delavan. Sale included cattle, horses and hogs.
Description: Poster publicizing a socialistic labor party mass meeting in New York.
Description: Civil War Union Army recruitment poster.
Date: 1861 date unknown
Description: Hand-drawn poster by S.W. Martin of the Civil War officers and men of the Kickapoo Rangers of the 12th Regiment, Company K. Above and to the left of the li...
Description: A large poster giving an overview of the cost of the Civil War in lives and money, dominated by a list of 154 major battles.
Date: 1894 ca.
Description: Color lithograph poster. Top caption "Hoyt's 'A Black Sheep'/Hoyt & McKee, Proprietors." Image shows women trying to keep Buffalo Bill-type cowboy from tak...
Date: 1879 ca.
Description: Advertisement for the 1879 Wisconsin State Fair held at Camp Randall in Madison. The poster features a drawing of a hot air balloon and boasts of special...
Description: Advertising poster for Champion brand agricultural machines, manufactured by Warder, Bushnell and Glessner Company. The main illustration depicts a salesma...
Date: 1875 ca.
Description: Advertising poster for C.H. & L.J. McCormick featuring color illustration of men operating a horse-drawn Advance reaper, a Marsh-style harvester, and a mow...
Description: Poster calling for volunteers for the Civil War, claiming "Highest Bounty And Pay!".
Description: Proclamation of amnesty by Confederate Major General Loring, offering "Christian charity" to citizens who have been armed by the Union if they surrender th...
Description: Color lithograph poster. A man stands at a train station, his luggage flying out from the baggage room. The caption reads "The Junction-the Train Four Hour...
Description: List of Civil War draft-dodgers issued by the Provost Marshal's office, Fifth District of Wisconsin.
If you didn't find the material you searched for, our Library Reference Staff can help.
Call our reference desk at 608-264-6535 or email us at:
© 1996-2014 Wisconsin Historical Society, 816 State Street, Madison, WI 53706