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Date: 1915 ca.

Description: "Zenya" boat, owned by the Hull family, docked next to a Coast Guard vessel in La Pointe.

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Description: Memohead of the A. Booth Packing Company of Bayfield, Wisconsin, dealing in "Oval Brand Oysters, Fish & Canned Goods", with a three-quarter view of the com...

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of a shipyard with tracks for timber wagons. Several men can be seen both on shore and on boats. One of the boats near the docks reads: "Alberta B. Of...

Date: 1949 

Description: Susanne Hafner Goldfarb on deck of S.S. Castel Bianco en route to Israel.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Cigar box label with portraits of inventors Thomas Edison, Eli Whitney, Robert Fulton, Cyrus McCormick, Richard March Hoe. Around the edges are illustratio...

Supplemental materials for the 4th-grade textbook, 'Wisconsin: Our State Our Story'

Chapter 9 supplemental materials for the 4th-grade textbook, 'Wisconsin: Our State Our Story'

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Engraved bird's-eye view of the wood shop, warehouse, machine shop, dry kilns, and foundry of the Manitowoc Seating Company. Several people pass in front o...

Photograph

S.S. Harvester

Date: 1911-07-15 

Description: The S.S. Harvester on the building ways before launching. The ship was built for the Wisconsin Steel Company, a subsidiary of International Harveste...

Date: 1842 ca.

Description: American Fur Company with both Mission churches. Sketch purportedly by a Native American youth. Probably an overpainted photographic copy enlargement. Pape...

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Description: Milwaukee, south from Mitchell Block. View shows rooftops and building fronts. Ships and bridge in background on the right.

Photograph

Unloading Iron Ore

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: A view of an iron ore ship unloading. Several workers can be seen on board the ship. Writing on photograph reads: "Unloading Iron Ore At Sparrows Point, MD...

Underwater Archaeology

Learn about why there were so many shipwrecks in the 1800s off Wisconsin's shores.

Date: 1937 

Description: Three men assisting another man wearing a diving suit in what appears to be the interior of a ship.

Book or Pamphlet

March of the Slaves

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Description: Two illustrations depicting the capture by Europeans of Africans who were taken away on ships to be slaves. The caption is in French.

Photograph

Leaving Chicago

Date: 1919 ca.

Description: Pier and a ship at Chicago, taken from aboard another vessel. Taken by the Richard Lloyd Jones family during their move from Madison to Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Date: 1655 

Description: Scene from Drake Expedition near Rio de la Plata, Brazil, ca. 1578.

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Description: Letterhead of the Chilton Branch of the Falk Jung & Borchert Brewing Company, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It includes, on the left, an elevated...

Photograph

Charles W. Norris

Date: 1914-10-27 

Description: Quarter-length studio portrait of Charles W. Norris, Milwaukee ship chandler.

Print

Racine

Date: 1874 

Description: Engraved view of downtown Racine seen from Lake Michigan. Several vessels are entering the harbor, and a pier with a beacon is on the right.

Historical Essay

The Man with the Iron Hand

Learn about explorer Robert de La Salle's iron-handed chief lieutenant, Henri de Tonty, and what resulted in most likely the worst winter of his life.
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