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Photograph

John Bannister

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of John Bannister. He was born in Franklin County, Massachusetts on July 10, 1810. Bannister moved to Green Bay, Wisconsin on...

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

Plan of Racine Harbor

Date: 1853-10 

Description: This map shows warehouses and proposed extensions of piers. "Note: The soundings are in feet and tenths." The upper left margin reads: "Senate Ex. Doc. No....

Photograph

William N. Seymour

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of William N. Seymour. He was born in Broome County, New York on April 22, 1808. Seymour came to Madison, Wisconsin, in May...

Date: 1859 ca.

Description: Full-length, carte-de-visite portrait of John H. Lathrop (1799-1866), first chancellor of the University of Wisconsin. Lathrop's tenure was marked by contr...

Date: 1856 ca.

Description: Shows sections and acreages. Covers portions of the area now occupied by Marinette and the Town of Peshtigo, Marinette County. "Rec’d Sept. 24 with Sur. Ge...

Date: 1858 ca.

Description: From Ottawa City Hölzlhuber took a two-day hike with a couple of lumber dealers, staying in an isolated cabin overnight. They met a group of surveyors the...

Date: 1858 

Description: Original sketch drawn by Col. Elmer E. Ellsworth in 1858 at Madison, Wisconsin, and presented to N.B. Van Slyke. Col. Ellsworth commanded the 1st Zouaves a...

Date: 1856 

Description: This map shows lot and block numbers, streets, the Mississippi River, Fort Crawford, depot ground, and a graveyard. An old fort location is outlined in re...

Date: 1855 ca.

Description: Chronicle newspaper office, the first building on the townsite of Superior, built in 1853 by William C. Howenstine, John T. Morgan, and August Zachau.

Photograph

Seymour Wilcox

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Seymour Wilcox. He was born in Madrid, St. Lawrence county, New York, on November 22, 1805. Wilcox came to Wisconsin in Jul...

Date: 1855 ca.

Description: A portrait of Franklin Pierce, 14th President of the United States, 1853-1857. Pierce was born on November 23, 1804 in Hillsboro, New Hampshire and died O...

Date: 1856 

Description: Half plate ambrotype of an elevated view of Portage City, Wisconsin. The view encompasses a wooden Gothic Revival church and steeple on the right, with a d...

Date: 1858 ca.

Description: In August 1858, Hölzlhuber traveled up the St. Croix River to Stillwater, Minnesota, on the steamship Winona. He noted the upper Mississippi's tribu...

Date: 1856 

Description: A bird, identified as Ixos haemorrhous, perches on a small branch. The hand-colored lithograph was produced by Wm. E. Hitchcock from William Heine's...

Date: 1851 after

Description: A view of the chapel. Made of brick, the arched windows and flying buttresses lend the building a Gothic Revival look. All windows that are visible are sta...

Date: 1857 

Description: This map shows county boundaries, larger cities, lakes, rivers, and the railroad network. The main line is in red, and the Milwaukee and Chicago Railroad i...

Date: 1855 ca.

Description: This bird's-eye-view map of Madison is looking north across Lake Monona. The map features two women and two men on a lookout. In the background couples are...

Date: 1855 

Description: Plan of the Assembly Hall in the second Wisconsin State Capitol showing the seating arrangement.

Photograph

William B. Noyes

Date: 1852 ca.

Description: Ninth plate daguerreotype of William B. Noyes at the age of 16. Noyes is wearing a suit and top hat. Noyes was born in New York City on January 11, 1836. H...

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