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Date: 1655 

Description: Scene from near Jamestown Settlement, ca. 1620.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Perrin family coat-of-arms and crest. Arms: argent on a chevron between three escallops, sable, three crosses pattée. Crest: Out of a ducal c...


Old Abe Portrait

Date: 1870 

Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of a stuffed bald eagle, purportedly, Old Abe. There is a flag at the left and at the bottom is written "The Eagel[sic] of The Ei...


Old Abe on a Plank

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Old Abe, eagle mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. Old Abe is perched on a plank of wood with the American flag painted on it. The portrait is...


Memorial Photograph

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Memorial photograph, showing a draped coffin surrounded by floral offerings, among which appears a life-size head-and-shoulders photographic portrait of th...

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...

Date:  date unknown

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...

Date: 1917-07-04 

Description: Children canoeing in the pond with swans, while other children watch. Crowd of adults and children are in the background.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Posed studio group portrait in front of a painted backdrop of Winnebago Indian men and one young woman. Each of the men is holding a mounted bird of some s...

Book or Pamphlet

D.M. Osborne Catalog Cover

Date: 1872 

Description: Front cover of catalog with the title: "The Kirby Mower and Reaper." The "K" and "Y" letters of Kirby are drawn as shocks of wheat, and the "IRB" letters a...

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: Portrait of Old Abe, bald eagle mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Civil War Volunteer Infantry. He is perched on a cannon with his head turned to the left and t...

Date: 1970-01 ca.

Description: Poster for a piano performance of "Arrivaderci [sic], Roma," at Murphy's Hall on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, 4:00 pm, January 18, 1970. Pia...

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: Front view of the courthouse, with several trees. People are sitting at various benches and tables in the space in front of the courthouse, and pigeons ar...


To My Valentine

Date: 1912 

Description: Valentine's Day postcard with a large red heart with two white doves and Cupids on either side. The heart is surrounded by blue Forget Me Nots. The backgro...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Advertising card produced by William Deering and Company, manufacturers of agricultural machinery. Features a color illustration of dogs fighting over a tu...

Date:  ca.

Description: Yellow Bellied Broad Tail is a variety of parakeet.

Book or Pamphlet

Buckeye Calendar — January

Date: 1893 

Description: Calendar front, with the month of January, 1893. At the top it reads: "1893 calendar presented to the farmers of the world with the compliments of Aultman,...

Date: 1884-04-06 before

Description: Front cover and menu of the restaurant at the Park Hotel, with an etching of a building with a steeple amidst many trees set against a circular frame ornam...

Date: 1887-09 before

Description: Front and back covers for the Ninth International Medical Congress banquet, with a female figure draped in a gown with stars and stripes, a head wrap with...

Date: 1941 ca.

Description: This pictorial map of Wisconsin with historical text highlights the history of the state and identifies places of interest, Indian villages, missions, trad...

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