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Date: 1860 after

Description: Cotton plant within a decorative frame. The caption below reads "The Cotton Plant — King of the South". Black ink on beige envelope, image appears on the l...

Date: 1899-01-27 before

Description: Front cover of the menu for the "Fest-Mahl zur Feier des Geburtstages" given to Wilhelm II in Frankfurt, with a brown leather medallion embossed with a hea...

Date: 1891-11-05 before

Description: Front cover and menu page of the third annual banquet of the Alpha Iota of Chi Psi fraternity at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. On the cover is a por...

Date: 1860 after

Description: The tree of liberty with a flag for each state including the Union states and the Confederate states. Each flag is labeled with the initials of each state....

Date: 1844 

Description: Mandan Indians engaged in archery competition (Plate 24). "The meeting represented here is something like that of an Archery Club in the civilized world, b...

Date: 1856 before

Description: An etching, labeled Conchology Plate 1 depicts a number of bivalve mollusks collected and drawn by members of the Perry expedition. The specimens we...

Date: 1860 after

Description: A donkey (ass) labeled "SOUTHERN CONFEDERACY", with a Confederate flag tied to his tail, is pulling against the post to which it is tied. The post is label...

Date: 1844 

Description: A portrayal of the effects of contact with whites on the Assiniboine chief, Wi-Jun-Jon. (Plate 25). "In offering this illustration to the reader, I am repr...

Date: 1856 before

Description: A hand-colored etching, labeled Choncology Plate II, depicts mollusks collected by the Perry expedition. The specimens were described and named by p...

Date: 1861-10-14 

Description: Engraving of Old Abe, mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Civil War Voluntary Infantry, displayed for a crowd. The eagle bearer holds Old Abe's staff perch while t...

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: A head and shoulders portrait of Martin Van Buren, the 8th President of the United States from 1837-1841. Born on December 5, 1782 in Columbia, New York,...

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Two Mollusks

Date: 1856 before

Description: An etching, labeled Conchology Plate III, depicts two large mollusks collected by members of the Perry expedition. They were described and named by physici...

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: 1861-04-23 

Description: Recruiting poster for the "Patriots of St. Croix" to "take up arms".

Date: 1835 ca.

Description: Billy Shane, a Shawnee Chief. Hand-colored lithograph from the Aboriginal Portfolio, drawn at the Treaty of Massinnewa (1827). Fought for the Americans and...

Date: 1860 after

Description: An American Eagle holding a banner that says "PLURIBUS UNUM" hovers over a globe of the Earth showing the United States. The bottom half of the globe is hi...

Date: 1887 

Description: "The Yearly Wheat Crop in Principal Countries." Chart showing yearly wheat crop production by country for 1880, found inside the back cover of an 1887 McC...

Date: 1860 after

Description: Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis in a boxing ring. Text at top reads, "CHAMPION PRIZE ENVELOPE - LINCOLN & DAVIS IN 5 ROUNDS", underneath reads "1ST ROU...

Date: 1860 after

Description: A Skull and Crossbones wearing a jester's cap with bells, J and D appear on the earflaps, probably referring to Jefferson Davis as a fool. On the crossbone...

Date: 1867 

Description: Directions for putting together and operating McCormick's Reaping and Mowing Machine. Features labeled drawings of the machine set up as a reaper and as a...

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