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Date: 1851 

Description: Pictographs on Lake Superior and Carp River, Mich. Six rows of animals, canoes, birds, human figures, and other symbols.

Date: 1971-05 

Description: Poster announcing M.F.A. art exhibition for David G. Thompson. Held May 21-28, 1971, at the Wisconsin Center Concourse Gallery in Madison. Features various...

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Description: Letterhead of the Standard Bedding Company, with a three-quarter view of the company building and a roundel with decorative flourishes that features a swan...

Print

Cardinal

Date:  ca.

Description: The cardinal, or redbird is a finch found throughout the Americas. Its defining features include bright red plumage, a musical song, and a pointed crest o...

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...

Date: 1968 ca.

Description: Two passengers stand over a bench and look out of the ferry towards the water. The developed shoreline and a pier with a seagull perched on top can be see...

Photograph

Sea Gulls

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: A frenzy of gulls feeding on a pile of fish on one of the Apostle Islands, Lake Superior.

Photograph

Henry Vilas Zoo

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: Two pelicans and other waterfowl on the lagoon in Henry Vilas Zoo (Vilas Park Zoo), opened in 1911.

Date: 1949 

Description: Holiday card of the Sister Bay, Wisconsin, lakeshore. Three figures appear on the shore. Two boathouses, a covered boat, a pier, and two upright boats appe...

Date: 1881 

Description: Engraved invitation to the reception and promenade concert held in celebration of the election of President James A. Garfield (left) and Vice President Che...

Photograph

Stuffed Peacock

Date:  date unknown

Description: Studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of a stuffed peacock.

Date: 1655 

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

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: 1923 

Description: "Introducing Capatola Victrola Pinchneck Jackson." In this original drawing, the Teenie Weenies re-roof a house with playing cards and a new Teenie Weenie...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Studio portrait of four Ho-Chunk men posed sitting in front of a painted backdrop. They are sitting around a table on which sits two packages wrapped in ne...

Date: 1957-07 

Description: Letter from Mrs. F.L. "Dixie" Larkin of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to The Wisconsin Conservation Department regarding the use of DDT to control Dutch Elm Diseas...

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

Date: 1942 ca.

Description: Sigurd Olson duck hunting from a canoe.

Photograph

Fancy Pigeon

Date:  date unknown

Description: A fancy pigeon poses on a plinth with its breast high and tail fanned. It is unclear if it is living or taxidermy.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Back, front, and inside front cover of the menu from The Restaurant at Baron's department store, with "A Historical Map of Madison" focusing on the isthmus...

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