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Book or Pamphlet

Slave Catchers

Date: 1849 ca.

Description: Drawing of two slave catchers pointing guns at two runaway slaves.

Date: 1893-12-14 

Description: The first page of an essay entitled: "The Significance of the Frontier in American History."

Date: 1853 

Description: This map shows a cross-section of southern Wisconsin, highlighting the La Crosse Milwaukee Rail Road. Shows canals, railroads, plank and post roads, and to...

Photograph

Jacob Gundlach

Date: 1856 

Description: Waist-up oval portrait of Jacob Gundlach. He was born in Kuhr Hessen, Germany, and emigrated to Wisconsin in 1832. In 1851, he became one of the first se...

Date: 1892-03 

Description: Three men drag their canoe through a strong current.

Date: 1873 ca.

Description: View, ca. 1873-1879, of Madison looking down Wisconsin Avenue toward the third Wisconsin Capitol, a view that suggests something of the ongoing importance...

Map or Atlas

Wisconsin

Date: 1853 ca.

Description: This facsimile map shows counties, towns, and waterways in the state of Wisconsin. Portions of Iowa, Michigan, and Minnesota are seen. Lake Superior and Mi...

Photograph

William Spaulding

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of William Spaulding. He was born in Bradford County, Pennsylvania on August 30, 1807. Spaulding came to Wisconsin in Novemb...

Date: 1820 

Description: This map displays the plan for claiming various settlement zones in the Prairie des Chiens area in 1820. It shows Fort Crawford and 87 confirmed and unconf...

Postcard

Cutler House

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Souvenir postcard showing a view of the Cutler house and Morris D. Cutler.

Date: 1849 

Description: Handbill advertising McCormick's Patent Virginia Reaper, manufactured by the company then known as McCormick, Ogden & Co. Features a small drawing of the r...

Date: 1893-10 ca.

Description: An exterior view of the rear elevation of the Benjamin Walker Castle, 1862-1893 in the 900 block of East Gorham Street.

Photograph

Hugh McFarland

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Hugh McFarland. He was born in Plumbridge County, Tyrone, Ireland, on June 22, 1815. McFarland emigrated to Wisconsin in...

Photograph

Main Street

Date: 1873 ca.

Description: Main Street, with its dirt, ruts, cows (and presumably manure), but wide enough for easy hitching of wagons and teams.

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: 1886 ca.

Description: Stereograph of four raftsmen shipping an oar in the Dells.

Date: 1892-05-18 

Description: Letter of introduction for Frank G. Lenz of Pittsburgh and his agent Robert Bruce to Secretary of Agriculture Jeremiah Rusk. The letter is on The Outing Co...

Date: 1886 ca.

Description: Stereographic view of a man on Main Street, created by Van Schaick or his colleague, Thomas T. McAdam.

Date: 1854 

Description: This map shows the Manitowoc & Mississippi Railroad line along with other railroad lines in the Great Lakes Region. Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie a...

Photograph

David Atwood

Date: 1861 

Description: Studio portrait of David Atwood.

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