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Date: 1965 

Description: Safety cartoon from an International Harvester service manual. The cartoon depicts a man pointing to himself with five shadowed figures behind him. The te...



Date: 1937 

Description: Holiday card with a branch of pink and red berries and green leaves over a metallic silver disc. The word "Greetings" appears below. Letterpress.


Description: Trade card advertising a cream separator manufactured by the DeLaval Company. Features color illustration of the implement. The card dates to the company'...

Date: 1871 after

Description: Collage depicting multiple McCormick buildings reconstructed or built after the Chicago Fire. The caption at bottom reads, "Rebuilt Chicago. — Buildings Er...

Date: 1952-06 

Description: Original political cartoon depicting Dwight Eisenhower as a docile Presidential candidate. Feeding him crackers are Senator Joseph R. McCarthy and Senator...

Date: 1860-11-06 

Description: National Democratic Ticket for the United States Presidential Election, Stephen A. Douglas and for Vice President, Herschel V. Johnson. Voters that desired...

Date: 1944 

Description: Holiday card with a nautical theme. An open porthole is centered inside a border made of rope with knots in the corners. An anchor is tied to the rope end....


Description: Letterhead of the Roundy, Peckham & Dexter Company, wholesale grocers, with a three-quarter view of the company building on the left, and on the right a si...


Description: One-page menu with a pot of flowers, a glass of milk, and a hot (cheese?) casserole whose steam curls upward to form the letters for "menu." The line, "You...

Date: 1945-01-20 

Description: Label submitted to the State of Wisconsin for trademark registration. Features the shape of the state of Wisconsin outlined in blue and filled in with yell...

Date:  date unknown

Description: "Cass Brand" Pickles label featuring a badger holding a pickle in the middle of a cabbage patch. Klindt-Geiger Canning Co., located in Cassville, Wisconsin...

Date: 1891 

Description: Back cover illustration of the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company catalog. Shows children and adults, some of them circus performers, inside a large tent...


Description: Letterhead of the Madison Fire Insurance Company of Madison, Wisconsin, with five different typefaces, distinct fields, elaborate capital letters "F" and "...

Date: 1924-11-01 

Description: Prescription for alcohol to treat bronchitis written by a Kenosha doctor.

Date: 1916 ca.

Description: Black and red halftone print of a perspective drawing of Model Home A221. Frank Lloyd Wright outlined his vision of affordable housing. He asserted that th...

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: Brochure produced by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture and Markets to encourage the consumption of Wisconsin butter.


Description: Letterhead of the Tobin Exploring, Mining & Manufacturing Company of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, with a scene of men with picks, shovels, and other tools working i...

Date: 1774 

Description: Ticket for the Harvard College Lottery.



Date: 1859-11-08 

Description: A campaign notice that corrects misinformation being circulated by the candidate's opponents. The text reads, "Notice!! To the Electors of the 8th Senatori...

Date: 1795 

Description: State of Pennsylvania Lottery ticket authorised by law to benefit the Schuylkill and Susquehanna, and Delaware and Schuylkill Canals.

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