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Date: 1875 

Description: Flyer advertising the McCormick Harvester, also called a binder. Features a small illustration of the machine in use in a field, surrounded by testimonial...

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: View of the Wisconsin River shoreline showing lumber rafts "tied up over Sunday."

Photograph

Mrs. Roseline Peck

Date: 1874 

Description: Mrs. Roseline Peck, born 1808 - died 1898, first white woman in Madison, Wisconsin. She was the wife of the first tavern keeper, Eben Peck.

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: "Mineral spring pavilion with visitors taking the waters." Seven adults, including a man in a top hat, five children and a woman are posed in a gazebo buil...

Map or Atlas

Map of Milwaukee

Date: 1846 

Description: This map shows lot and block numbers, local streets, railroads, some landowners’ names, Milwaukee River, Menomonee River, and part of Lake Michigan. The ma...

Date: 1862 

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

Date: 1882 ca.

Description: Woman sitting in a chair reading, with one child on a rocking horse and another child in a high chair.

Photograph

Raft Construction

Date: 1865 

Description: Raft construction on the water.

Date: 1849-07-24 

Description: Cathedral Rock 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: 1816-10-19 

Description: The front page of a letter with the greeting "Dear Sister" written by Daniel Boone.

Date: 1892 

Description: Color bird's-eye map of Wauwatosa, looking east toward Milwaukee and Lake Michigan. Predominantly green with cream colored roadways, with six land plots ow...

Date: 1880 

Description: Stereograph of the Artesian Well near the intersection of Wisconsin and Minnesota (later renamed Wacouta) Streets. The following is printed on the backside...

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: A young boy operates a corn binder pulled by two horses. The binder is moving along a row of corn. An empty carriage or buggy sits in a field in the backgr...

Photograph

University Heights

Date: 1898 

Description: University Heights from the Chemistry Building on University Avenue. View includes the University of Wisconsin-Madison football field, on the former site o...

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...

Map or Atlas

Map of Wisconsin

Date: 1871 ca.

Description: A map of Wisconsin which shows the counties, county seats, those cities with over 3,000 inhabitants. The map also depicts the rivers, lakes, completed and...

Photograph

Main Street

Date: 1882 ca.

Description: View of Main Street business district. Horses and buggies on street. Some business signs read: "American and Norsk Store", "Furniture", "L....re & Son, Dry...

Date: 1874 ca.

Description: View of the town which was founded by Swiss settlers in 1845. A group of women and children stands in front of a fence at 130 5th Avenue, the Gabriel Schi...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of three Ho-Chunk men posed standing behind a prop wooden fence. They are all wearing differently cut suit c...

Print

Wa-Baun-See

Date: 1838 

Description: Wau-Baun-See, a hand-colored lithographic portrait of a Potawatamie Indian. This image from McKenney & Hall's "History of the Indian Tribes," (1849-1850)...

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