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USS "Seneca"

Date: 1861 

Description: View of the gun boat USS "Seneca".


Description: Locomotive with coal car and one passenger car passing through rural landscape. People wave from a log cabin and a horse-drawn vehicle in the background an...


Barometer Gauge

Date: 1863 ca.

Description: A gauge part of a barometer.


Ledger Drawing


Description: Ledger Drawing. Three men, two on horseback riding in opposite directions. Third standing, firing a gun.

Date: 1901 

Description: Drawing of two railroad cars being loaded with coal.



Date: 1941 before

Description: Woodcut illustration of a bookshelf with books, an apple, and a pair of eyeglasses.



Date: 1840 ca.

Description: The first school house at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin.

Date: 1881-08-18 

Description: Sketchbook page with inscription across top in brown ink: "To Mr. Stager from his section in remembrance of the pleasant hours spent together. Aug. 18th 1...

Date: 1957 

Description: Pencil on vellum drawing of the exterior of the Joseph Hafen residence designed and drawn by architect John Randal McDonald.


Inmate Cottage

Date:  date unknown

Description: ARchitectural rendering of building at the Wisconsin Memorial Hospital. Arthur Peabody was the state architect.


Harvey Hospital

Date: 1865 ca.

Description: Harvey Hospital, or the Soldiers' Orphans Home. The main octagon section was the home of Governor Farwell, and the wing of wood was added in 1862 and used...

Date: 1951 

Description: Interior perspective drawing of the living room of Robert and Rhoda Silver designed by John Randal McDonald.

Date: 1935-05 

Description: Pencil and ink plan and elevation sketch, drawn by Frank Lloyd Wright, for a firescreen for the Hillside Theater. The drawing includes a dimensioned plan a...


Graph Invention

Date: 1863 ca.

Description: A sketch of a graph-making invention.

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Hand-colored drawing of an intricate design for a pendant. The design features multiple stones, possibly diamonds. There is a small hinge at the lower left...

Date: 1849-07-07 

Description: The Red Buttes, Wyoming and Sweetwater River; sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as t...


Description: Design in purple for the Wisconsin Centennial 3 cent postage stamp. There is a farming theme, with stacks of grain and a barn.


Men and Cannons

Date: 1862 

Description: Cannons aimed out of several openings. Soldiers are working with cannons.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Sheets 21: Exterior section through the main loggia (Room 226) and portion of the east elevation, 1 1/2 bays of the loggia.

Date: 1825 

Description: Engraved view of several wooden cranes extracting large stones from a cut during the construction of the Erie Canal. The rig in the foreground is horse-dri...

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