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Learn about the long life of the mascot of the Eighth Wisconsin Civil War Regiment, a bald eagle named 'Old Abe'.

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Description: Label submitted to the State of Wisconsin for trademark registration. The green and white label features the words, "Wisdom Prescribes 'Elim'" around the i...

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Description: View of four natural rock towers. There is a person (probably a man) standing on top of the one on the far left.

Date: 1851 

Description: "Good Testimony, Read, Read!", a broadside issued by citizens of Milwaukee in support of the gubernatorial candidacy of the Whig candidate, Leonard J. Farw...

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Description: A European American woman and boy posed sitting and a European American girl and boy posed standing, all dressed in Ho-Chunk regalia. They are in a room de...

Date: 1860 after

Description: Text at top reads, "CHAMPION PRIZE ENVELOPE - LINCOLN & DAVIS IN 5 ROUNDS", underneath reads "5TH ROUND". Lincoln stands inside "THE CHAMPION BELT" beside...

Photograph

Palm Tree Garden

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Description: Several flamingos stand in a pool or lake amidst a palm tree garden.

Photograph

Thompson Family

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Description: Nine people posed in yard. In the foreground a man and woman are sitting, and the woman holds a young girl in her lap. haround them a young woman and three...

Date: 1886 ca.

Description: Advertisement for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad featuring an illustration of Uncle Sam stretched from the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean....

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Description: The Blue Headed Tanager is a New World songbird from the family Thraupidae, known for its brightly-colored plumage.

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Description: A group of four Seminole Native American Boys standing on a path with trees behind them. Three of them are holding rifles and one is holding a dead bird.th...

Date: 1879 

Description: Stereograph of "Old Abe", eagle mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Regiment. Rear view of Old Abe perched on a cannon, with his head turned to the right. Include...

Date: 1903 ca.

Description: Interior view of the Janesville Public Library. The library opened in 1903 and was funded by Andrew Carnegie at $30,000 and Eldred at $10,000. The reverse...

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Description: A studio portrait of a mounted peacock with its tail spread in front of a painted backdrop.

Date: 1881 

Description: Advertising card featuring an illustration of a man doffing his hat to a woman who is standing on a path holding an umbrella. Above their heads is a large...

Date: 1918-11-05 

Description: A soldier in uniform holds a pigeon with a message on its leg at the 4th Corps Pigeon Loft, Essey, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France.

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: Original caption: "Mrs. Gish & her two talented girls. Dorothy is entertaining the parrot with a comb solo while Lillian does something to Poll."

Date: 1876-02-07 

Description: Carte-de-visite Centennial portrait "Old Abe", eagle mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Regiment, by J.M. Fowler, sold by J.O. Barrett in Philadelphia, Pennsylvan...

Book or Pamphlet

"The Soldier Bird"

Date: 1865 

Description: Title page of "The Soldier Bird!" — History of "Old Abe" the live war eagle.

Photograph

Asa Bennett Family

Date: 1903 

Description: Asa Curtis Bennett family holding cranberry rakes and other manual farm implements. The family is gathered around an owl standing on the ground in front of...

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