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Date: 1860 after

Description: On the left, an officer in uniform, putting on his gloves in preparation for battle and on the right, a tiny image of the same officer running away. He has...

Date: 1863-06 

Description: Halftone print of an adolescent Old Abe, bald eagle mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Civil War Volunteer Infantry Regiment. Closeup image of Old Abe on his shi...

Date: 1835 ca.

Description: A Celebrated Ottawa Chief. Hand-colored lithograph from the Aboriginal Portfolio, painted at the Treaty of Fort Wayne (1827).

Date: 1860 after

Description: Patriotic image of a sailor holding the Union flag in his left hand and a sword in his right. His left foot rests on an anchor. The caption below reads, "T...

Date: 1874 

Description: Engaved view depicting a dramatic sunset through clouds over Lake Michigan. Several sailing ships are in the foreground.

Date: 1855 

Description: Plan of the Assembly Hall in the second Wisconsin State Capitol showing the seating arrangement.

Date: 1888 

Description: Guest ticket to the Republican National Convention held in Chicago at the partially completed Auditorium Building. The Auditorium is one of the best known...

Date: 1878-03-09 

Description: Illustration by N.A. Greenback of ice-skaters and iceboats featuring the new Poughkeepsie design of pivoting runners. A key at the bottom of the image iden...

Date: 1837 

Description: Fond du Lac Company House. Groups of Indians are in the yard outside the inn, and several Indian dwellings are erected next to it. A man on horseback with...

Date: 1862-08-20 

Description: Confederate wildcat money used during the Civil War.

Date: 1886 

Description: The marriage of bachelor President Grover Cleveland to Frances Folsom, his 21-year old ward, in 1886 captured the nation's romantic imagination, a sentimen...

Date: 1882 

Description: Front of advertising card for the enclosed-gear mower, featuring a color illustration of the enclosed-gear mower on a black background.

Date: 1853 

Description: Engraved exterior view of a lead mining furnace. A man sits in a horse-drawn wagon at the left of the building.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Color advertising cartoon depicting Uncle Sam with arms outstretched over a Deering grain binder. Hybrids of binders by rival manufacturers are depicted on...

Date: 1895 

Description: Drawing of the steamboat Western World. Several people stand on the deck. An American flag and flags reading Detroit, Michigan Central, Buffalo, N.Y...

Date: 1864-12 

Description: Andrew Gallup's commission in the 6th Wisconsin Infantry during the Civil War. A certificate printed in black ink with a red seal of Wisconsin attached, ha...

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: The front (left) and back (right) of a promotional card advertising farming land in northern Wisconsin.

The caption below the image reads: "A typical cou...

Date: 1886 ca.

Description: Foldout advertising card for the McCormick grain binder. Includes a color illustration of a farmer operating a horse-drawn grain binder under the text "the...

Date: 1882 

Description: "The Battle of the Reapers. The McCormick on the War Path!" Advertisement for McCormick Harvesting Machines reporting field trial victories.

Date: 1883 

Description: Handbill advertising an upcoming field trial of the Osborne twine binder in Salisbury, Mo. Includes the text "To all whom it may concern and especially to...

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