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Date: 1880 

Description: Engraved portrait of J. Wesley Carhart of Racine, Methodist minister, physician, and inventor of a steam-powered automobile in 1871. Although impractical,...

Date: 1860 after

Description: A white sailor and a Native American man sit on the ground near the water, ships are visible in the distance. The colonist holds a sextant in his left hand...

Date: 1835 ca.

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

Date: 1854 before

Description: Exterior view of a First Congregational Church.

Date: 1872 

Description: Elevated view over residential area, with several churches in the background.

Date: 1844 ca.

Description: Group portrait of North American Indians. Portraits of the O-Jib-Be-Ways, and individual portraits, one smoking a pipe. Symbols corresponding to individual...

Date: 1832 ca.

Description: Steamboat navigating through sunken trees on the Missouri River.

Date: 1885 

Description: A die cut holiday card that has moving parts. When the string at the bottom is pulled, pictures of children appear and disappear. The image is of a decorat...

Date: 1835 ca.

Description: Chat-o-nis-see, Chief of the Pottowattomie (Potawatomi). Hand-colored lithograph from the Aboriginal Portfolio, drawn at the Treaty of Fort Wayne (1827). H...

Date: 1876-08-12 

Description: A cartoon depicting General M.C. Butler holding a top hat, standing next to dead African Americans. There are slogans behind the bodies, including "Niggers...

Date: 1862-08-02 

Description: Civil War Union Army recruitment poster.

Date: 1865-06-28 ca.

Description: The Great Fair held at Milwaukee for the benefit of the Wisconsin Soldiers Home. The 130x130 foot building was constructed especially for the ten-day fair....

Date: 1885-09-04 before

Description: Exterior and interior bill of fare from The Chequamegon, with views on the back of rock formations, waterfalls, a spot illustration of a train going over a...

Date: 1860 after

Description: Jefferson Davis hanging by a scarf held by the hand of Abraham Lincoln. Caption, "A Pretty Good Choke, (Joke,) on J. D. Verdict,--served him right." Only t...

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Pear's Soap

Date: 1899-09-20 

Description: Advertisement for Pear's Soap featuring an illustration of an admiral washing his hands. Text reads: "The first step toward lightening the white man's burd...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Exterior of building, with arched main entrance. The road in front is crowded with pedestrians, trolleys, and horse-drawn vehicles. On the left is a boat...

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Secession

Date: 1860 after

Description: A hot air balloon labeled "SECESSION" bursts and drops men and soldiers out of the gondola towards the ground below. The gondola has crossbones on it and t...

Date: 1885 

Description: Broadsheet describing a pledge made by agricultural machinery manufacturers to compete fairly with one another, and not try to break up competitors' sales....

Date: 1860 after

Description: African American man, left, map depicting Maryland, Virginia, Delaware and the border of Pennsylvania, right. Key of "DIRECTIONS" in upper right corner. At...

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...

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