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Date: 1849 

Description: Head and shoulders portrait of Metea, a Chief of the Potawatomi Tribe.

Date: 1864 ca.

Description: Portrait of Mrs. Abraham Lincoln in a dark-colored dress, hair in ringlets with a jeweled hair band, and holding a fan; engraved by Samuel Sartain, and pri...

Date: 1861-04-13 

Description: Etching from a photograph of Mrs. General Gaines.


Description: Photographic holiday card from Marie and Averell Harriman. Mr. Harriman was governor of New York 1955-1958, U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union 1943-1946,...

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Valentine's Day card with the image of a woman sitting on a cushioned wooden bench, gazing at her wedding ring. She is wearing a long blue dress. A gray ce...


Description: Numbered memohead of the Oneida National Bank of Rhinelander, Wisconsin, with a profile view of a Native American man wearing beads, feathers, a ribbon in...


Description: Letterhead of the Bunde & Upmeyer Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with two putti setting a ring with a radiating, faceted gemstone. They are hovering amid...


Dell O'Dell

Date:  date unknown

Description: Advertising brochure for Dell O'Dell, one of a few professional female magicians.

Date: 1882-09-06 

Description: Engraving of Dr. Laura Ross Wolcott, the first president of the Woman Suffrage Movement in Milwaukee.


My Valentine

Date:  date unknown

Description: Valentine's Day card showing a male bird standing on a tree branch with a top hat, cane and bouquet of flowers. To the right is a female bird wearing a hat...

Date: 1860 after

Description: General Winfield Scott is chopping down a tall tree with an ax. Eight frightened men cling to the upper limbs. Caption below reads, "The downfall of Secess...


Description: Letterhead of Stanley & Camp, Jewelers, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Features a winged Father Time holding a large pocket watch in an extended hand, while a yo...

Date: 1971-03-31 before

Description: Front cover and menu page of a reception at Perino's restaurant in honor of champion figure skater and screen star Sonja Henie, given by her widower, Niels...

Date: 1847 

Description: An unhappy looking bride is seated in a chair looking out the window as another woman sits on the floor holding her hand. A third woman looks on angrily.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Advertising card featuring a color illustration of a woman in a bonnet holding a rectangular parasol. Text at bottom reads: "Pure Animal Bone Fertilizer."

Date: 1954 ca.

Description: Cover of an advertising brochure for International Harvester "femineered" refrigerators. Features a woman leaning in on a refrigerator and an inset of a wo...

Date: 1844 

Description: A young woman looks out her arched window with a bird cage hanging outdoors.

Date: 1894 

Description: Advertising card for the Milwaukee Harvester Company featuring a chromolithograph illustration of a woman holding a tree branch.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Two-sided playing card used for advertising by magician Howard Thurston (d. 1936), arguably the greatest magician of his day. The reverse side of the card...

Date: 1901 

Description: Advertisement for Bunde & Upmeyer jewelers with a drawing of a butterfly-winged faerie holding a jeweled nacklace and hovering among several gemstones. The...

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