Date: 1861-08-05 

Description: Lucius Fairchild's commission as captain in the 16th infantry regiment, signed by Abraham Lincoln.

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Front cover of a pamphlet advertising Heider tractors produced by the Rock Island Plow Company. The pamphlet features testimonies from Heider tractor owner...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Letterhead of the Post Office in Porters Mills, Wisconsin, with a man putting mail into post office boxes, a padlocked mail bag that serves as a signboard...

Date: 1862-01-04 

Description: Engraving of the city of Superior and Lake Superior, also depicting railroad piers, Minnesota Point, and the steamboat "Star". The engraving appears on a l...

Date: 1882 

Description: A handbill produced by B.F. Cheatham describes the results of a binder trial which took place in Bellemeade, Tennessee.

Date: 1846-09-21 before

Description: Bill of fare for the United States Hotel, with decorative border ornaments running along the sides, top, and bottom of the menu, and general printed catego...


Description: Engraving of the plan for Washington, D.C., drawn by E. Sachse and engraved by M. Hart for the Progress of the Republic. The engraving appears on a letter...

Date: 1919 

Description: Advertisement for the John Lauson Manufacturing Company featuring an illustration of testimonials from satisfied customers. The caption reads, "Output More...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Valentine's Day card with a boy on a trike. He has a basket of hearts and letters on the back, and is wearing a red hat, blue and white striped shirt and b...

Date: 1855-12-20 

Description: Letter confirming the purchase of two State of Maryland Lottery tickets by Mr. Charles A. Kingsley through the Chicago office of Pyfer & Co.


Description: Memohead of the Post Office in Hilbert, Wisconsin, with a center image of an eagle holding a banner, the ends of which read U.S. and Mail, in its beak, und...

Date: 1852 ca.

Description: Printed petition addressed to Governor Leonard J. Farwell concerning the lack of qualifications of the present state Emigrant Agent and their desire for th...


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Date: 1930 after

Description: Holiday card with a stylish woman taking a letter from her Scottie dog's mouth. She is wearing a red dress with a white bow and cuffs, and black high heels...


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