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Date: 1828 

Description: Drawing by Increase Lapham showing the geological profile of the land between Utica and Knob Creek, Kentucky at a scale of 1/2 inch to a mile.

Date: 1953-06-31 

Description: Professor Richard C. Emmons of the University of Wisconsin Geology Department who is holding a gem case of glass replicas of 10 of the largest and best-kno...

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: This map identifies the areas of the state that had been geologically surveyed or topographically surveyed, or both, as well as portions of the state still...

Manuscript

Earth Borer

Date: 1828 ca.

Description: Increase Lapham's drawing and description of an earth borer for his handwritten manuscript, Notes and Accounts of Canals, Particularly the Ohio Canal Ne...

Date: 1870 

Description: Page from a diary kept by Increase Lapham in California between April 11 and May 19, 1870. The page shows a portion of a list of minerals of California.

Date: 1912 

Description: This map is pen, ink, and pencil on tracing paper. The map was traced from U.S. Geological Survey map of Wisconsin, compiled in 1910-1911, and printed in 1...

Photograph

Emerald in Matrix

Date: 2013-11-12 

Description: A specimen of emerald in matrix from the mineral collection of Ferdinand Hotz at the University of Wisconsin Geology Museum.

Date: 1917 

Description: A geological survey map that map of southeastern Wisconsin shows the surface deposits east of the Wisconsin River, from the Illinois state line north to Ne...

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Description: Unidentified explorer standing in field of snow with the Horlick Mountains of Antarctica in the background. The Horlick Mountains were named by Admiral Ric...

Map or Atlas

State of Wisconsin

Date: 1931 

Description: This U.S. Geological Survey map of Wisconsin shows counties, cities and villages, lighthouses, Indian reservations, military reservations, and bird and gam...

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: A geological survey map of Wisconsin, with hand-colored portions showing the surveys completed from 1873 to 1875. Although the title and legend are in Wel...

Photograph

Hematite Fan

Date: 2013-11-12 

Description: A hematite fan, approximately six inches in length, from the mineral collection of Ferdinand Hotz at the University of Wisconsin Geology Museum. This speci...

Date: 1917 

Description: A geological survey map that shows the sedimentary and igneous deposits in southeastern Wisconsin and south central Wisconsin, as well as the limits of gla...

Date: 1930-03-07 

Description: Group portrait of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Geology club in the Beefeaters room in Memorial Union.

Photograph

Charles Whittlesey

Date: 1858 

Description: Studio portrait of geologist Charles Whittlesey dressed for a field trip.

Increase Lapham's Cartes-de-visite Collection

View this magnificent collection of 19th century famous scientists collected by Wisconsin naturalist Increase Lapham.

Date: 1873 

Description: A hand-colored, geological map of the Fox and Wisconsin rivers’ water path from the Mississippi River to the Great Lakes. The map also shows those railroa...

Date: 1938 

Description: Curtiss-Wright Condor biplane named "William Horlick" outfitted with skis for use during Adm. Richard E. Byrd's second Antarctic expedition, 1933-35. The...

Date: 1865 

Description: Map of Wisconsin showing the location of meteorological stations. Drawn the last year of the Civil War, this thematic 1865 map of Wisconsin shows the effec...

Date: 1902 

Description: This map is watercolor and pen on paper and relief shown by contours. The map reads: "Contour interval 10 feet." Shown on the map are geological features a...

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