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Date: 1886 

Description: Page from an 1886 McCormick Harvesting Machine Company catalog showing early harvesting technology. One drawing depicts a farmer in India harvesting grain...

Date: 1856 before

Description: A hand-colored lithograph, made from drawings by Hamilton Patterson, Perry Expedition draftsman, of two colorful fish. Both are identified as Sebastes

Date: 1860 after

Description: The Devil running, holding a pitchfork that flies the Confederate flag in one hand and a bottle in the other. Cotton and Bonds are tucked into his belt. Th...

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Sons of Erin

Date: 1860 before

Description: Portrait of Michael Corcoran. Caption below reads, "SONS OF ERIN!-Let the watchword be CORCORAN! RESCUED IF LIVING, AVENGED IF DEAD!" Black ink on beige en...

Date: 1885-06-23 before

Description: Menu card and satin overlay with the intertwined initials "M" and "A" for the Eighth Annual Banquet of the Merchants Association at Plankinton House. The f...

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: View of the Root River lighthouse.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Holiday card, hand painted poinsettias over a letterpress printed greeting. The text reads: "Christmas Greeting. I am thinking of you today because it is C...

Date: 1857 

Description: Handbill containing directions for putting together and operating McCormick's "Reaping and Mowing Machine" [reaper]. Includes illustrations of the machine.

Date: 1860 after

Description: An aunt, Mary, finds two boys, Johnny and Joe, fighting. One boy is an obvious loser. The text below reads: "Mary. Why, Johnny, what have you been doing?...

Date: 1886-08-07 before

Description: Menu from the midsummer dinner of the Thirteen Club, with the seal of the club on the front cover: the legend, "Morituri te salutamus" ("We who are about t...

Date: 1860 after

Description: The Lady Liberty, holding a Union flag with a liberty cap on the pole is leaning on the Illinois state seal, with a Confederate flag under her foot. The t...

Date: 1873 

Description: Engraved view of the home of Francis Dillon. A woman rides on the road in front of the home in a horse-drawn carriage. A woman stands on the porch of the h...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Advertisement for the Randall Harrow, manufactured by the Warrior Mower Company. Features a color illustration of a farmer using the harrow in a field.

Date: 1896 

Description: Guest ticket for the Republican National Convention held in St. Louis. The ticket shows the celebrated Eads Bridge across the Mississippi, and the log cab...

Date: 1865-03 

Description: Old Abe, eagle mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Regiment, 1865 or 1870. Popular cards sold in great quantities as benefit items ($9 per 100), so great was this...

Date: 1851 

Description: "Good Testimony, Read, Read!", a broadside issued by citizens of Milwaukee in support of the gubernatorial candidacy of the Whig candidate, Leonard J. Farw...

Date: 1878 

Description: Advertising card for Goodrich Transportation Company listing destinations and departure times. In the center of the advertisement is a drawing of a sidewhe...

Date: 1836 

Description: Engraving of Dolly Madison, wife of James Madison, the fourth President of the United States. The engraving was done by J.F.E. Prudhomme from a drawing don...

Date: 1872 

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

Date: 1892 

Description: Milwaukee works. Long steel mill located on the bank of either a lake or a river. Multitudes of smokestacks, tracks, and small buildings.

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