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Photograph

Lt. Nils J. Gilbert

Date: 1864 

Description: Full-length studio portrait of Civil War soldier Nils (Niels) J. Gilbert, Company A, of the 15th Wisconsin Infantry, believed to have been taken in October...

Print

Beware

Date: 1860 after

Description: The American Eagle is holding a banner with the word "BEWARE" on it in his beak. He is gripping a federal shield with a Union flag draped over it with his...

Photograph

Albert Emmonson

Date: 1862 ca.

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Albert Emmerson, a sergeant in Company C, 15th Wisconsin Infantry, in uniform and holding a revolver across his chest. The...

Date: 1865 ca.

Description: The Institution for the Education of the Blind where Louisa May Alcott attended school. Writing on the photo reads "Institution for the Education of the Bl...

Photograph

J.K.P. Porter House

Date: 1865 before

Description: Family portrait of the Porters, standing in front of their log cabin with a horse.

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: View of buildings along the levee.

Date: 1861 date unknown

Description: Hand-drawn poster by S.W. Martin of the Civil War officers and men of the Kickapoo Rangers of the 12th Regiment, Company K. Above and to the left of the li...

Date: 1863 

Description: Wisconsin State Assembly members of 1863.

Date: 1864 ca.

Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of Professor Joseph H. McChesney, a geologist and paleontologist associated with the Illinois State Geological Survey. Shown here...

Date: 1860 after

Description: Two images of Jefferson Davis within a rope forming a figure eight. At the top, Davis is standing proudly in a uniform holding a sword. The skull and cross...

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: Vignetted carte-de-visite portrait of George B. Delaplaine (1814-1895), of Madison, Wisconsin. Delaplaine arrived in Madison in 1838 after having worked in...

Photograph

St. Mary Academy

Date: 1864 after

Description: A view from lawn of the stone facade of St. Mary Academy. The arched main entrance is partially visible behind trees on left. A bell tower sits in the midd...

Map or Atlas

Map of Wisconsin

Date: 1868 

Description: Prepared for the State Board of Emigration in 1868, this map shows county boundaries, some cities, and completed and projected railroads.

Photograph

Leonard J. Farwell

Date: 1860 

Description: Leonard J. Farwell (1819-1889), Madison businessman-promoter and Wisconsin's only Whig governor (1852-1854). When this salted paper portrait was taken, Fa...

Manuscript

Remember Ellsworth!

Date: 1861 

Description: Letterhead illustration of Colonel Elmer Ellsworth, the first casualty of the Civil War, under the caption "Remember Ellsworth!" Colonel Ellsworth was kill...

Date: 1862 

Description: Diagram and seating chart for the Wisconsin State Assembly.

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: This map has relief shown by hachures and shows roads, railroads, proposed railroads, creeks, Half Moon Lake, Mount Adin, Mount Tom, Mount Sumeon, and part...

Date: 1860 after

Description: Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis in a boxing ring. Text at top reads, "CHAMPION PRIZE ENVELOPE - LINCOLN & DAVIS IN 5 ROUNDS", underneath reads "2ND ROU...

Photograph

Wisconsin Senate

Date: 1862 

Description: Composite photograph of the Wisconsin Senate of 1862. At the top is a depiction of the Wisconsin State Capitol.

Date: 1863 

Description: Map of the west end of Lake Superior, including Superior, St. Louis, and Allouez Bays.

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