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Date: 1849-07-24 

Description: The Clay Bluffs in Wyoming; sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon Trail).

Date: 1867 

Description: This map shows components of the bottom of Lake Michigan and the Root River, as well as the harbor, buildings, streets, railroads, and rural landowners in...

Photograph

William Kidd

Date: 1869-06-18 

Description: Seated carte-de-visite portrait of William Kidd, Company D, 42nd Wisconsin Infantry, in his uniform.

Date: 1882 

Description: Front cover featuring a rake, pitch fork, and shock of wheat advertising the catalog of harvesting machines.

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: Unidentified woman posed sitting in front of a dressing table with a tall mirror. She is wearing eyeglasses, a hat with feathers, and a long coat with what...

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Studio portrait of Anita McCormick Blaine (1866-1954) as a young adult, posing next to a plush upholstered chair while holding a folded hand fan. She has...

Date: 1865 

Description: A view of the Milton College campus, showing three main buildings.

Photograph

The Park Hotel

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: An exterior view of the Park Hotel, at the corner of Main and Carroll Streets. Children and adults are standing on the street corner on the left. A large g...

Date: 1886 ca.

Description: Stereograph view of several groups of men on rafts loaded with felled trees.

Map or Atlas

Portland Map

Date: 1877 

Description: Map of Portland in Monroe County.

Photograph

Market Square

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Polish immigrants in Market Square wearing Polish national dress. The men are wearing suits, coats, and hats. The women are wearing dresses, shawls, hats a...

Photograph

The Sample Room

Date: 1892 ca.

Description: Men standing along the bar of local saloon owned by Liegeois Brothers. Blacksmith Joseph Liegeois, Jr. and his brother John are on the end of the bar. John...

Date: 1869 ca.

Description: A family stands behind a picket fence in the yard of a frame Greek Revival house with latticework on its porch. There are two wood trellises in the yard.

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: Old Mission Residence at La Pointe, Madeline Island.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: At the corner of Wisconsin and Milwaukee Streets; the present site of T.A. Chapman Store. View of building from across the street. Three men stand in fro...

Photograph

Old Abe on a Plank

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Old Abe, eagle mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. Old Abe is perched on a plank of wood with the American flag painted on it. The portrait is...

Date: 1864-02-04 

Description: Embossed invitation to the fourth masquerade ball of the Madison Fire Engine Company #2. The invitation depicts a fire fighter on a ladder carrying a woman...

Date: 1882-08-24 before

Description: Front cover and menu page from Kaye's Park House, with a lakeside view of the hotel, a paddlewheel steamboat, people in rowboats or standing by a Kaye's Pa...

Photograph

Brisbois Hotel

Date: 1865 ca.

Description: A view of the Brisbois Hotel, built in the early 1860's, and used as a hospital during the Civil War. It was later part of Campion High School.

Date: 1880 

Description: Charcoal portrait of George Baxter Burrows. A Wisconsin State Senator (1878-1882) and real estate broker, he willed his twelve-acre Lake Mendota frontage e...

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