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Photograph

Portrait of a Woman

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: Head and shoulders portrait, possibly of Jane Fisher Rolette Dousman, wife of Hercules Dousman and mother of H. Louis Dousman. The photograph has been enh...

Date: 1847 after

Description: Sixth-plate ambrotype. Waist-up portrait of James D. Butler, Jr. sitting in a chair. He has his arms crossed over his chest, and is wearing a jacket and a...

Date: 1844-01-12 

Description: Letter from Thomas Steel, Waukesha County physician and farmer, to his father, James Steel, in London, England. It includes a hand-drawn map of Milwaukee C...

Date: 1848 

Description: This map shows the township and range system in southern and eastern Wisconsin as well as along the Wisconsin River in present-day Marathon, Portage, and W...

Date: 1847 

Description: Baby mittens knitted of ecru, red and pink wool yarn.

Date: 1849 

Description: Published a year after Wisconsin entered statehood, this map shows the counties and towns in existence at the time - mainly in southern/southeastern Wiscon...

Date: 1847 ca.

Description: Carl de Haas house from across a river.

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: Sixth plate daguerreotype. Waist-up portrait of Elsey Ormsbee Bristol. Elsey was born May 27, 1783; married August 1, 1804 at Warwick, Massachusetts to Cha...

Newspaper Article/Clipping

"Frauen Zeitung"

Date: 1848-09-27 

Description: The front page of the newsletter "Frauen-Zeitung."

Photograph

Watertown

Date: 1842 

Description: A view across the river of several residences.

Date: 1849-05-02 

Description: The ferry landing in Weston, Missouri; Sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oreg...

Photograph

John H. Knapp

Date: 1845 

Description: Sixth plate daguerreotype of John H. Knapp. He is seated, facing forward, and is wearing a suit with velvet collar, plaid vest, cravat, and stand-up collar...

Photograph

Lamont and His Wife

Date: 1849 ca.

Description: Sixth plate daguerreotype of Lamont and his wife, Scottish immigrants. Waist-up portrait, seated facing forward. He is wearing a suit and tie, and she is w...

Date: 1849 

Description: Published in Germany a year after Wisconsin entered statehood, this map shows prairies, swamps, lakes, mounds, limestone deposits, and lead and copper mine...

Date: 1844 

Description: Indians on horseback hunting buffaloes (Plate 9). "Some sixty or seventy young men, all mounted on their wild horses, and armed with bows and lances only,...

Date: 1840 

Description: This map surveyed under the direction of Captain Thomas J. Cram is one in a series of seventeen that accompanied Cram's report on the Fox-Wisconsin river s...

Date: 1844 

Description: Title page of Increase Lapham's A Geographical and Topographical Description of Wisconsin published by P.C. Hale of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Date: 1844 

Description: Indians on snowshoes hunting buffaloes immobilized by snow (Plate 15). "In this plate is illustrated the mode alluded to in the preceding page, of the Indi...

Date: 1849-06-24 

Description: Original wash drawing of Fort Laramie, Wyoming (actually Fort John; see note below). Sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California...

Date: 1848 

Description: A campaign poster for Free Soil Party candidates Martin Van Buren and Charles Francis Adams for President and Vice-President. Above is the American eagle,...

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