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Drawing

Chair Invention

Date: 1863 ca.

Description: A sketch of a chair invention by John Muir.

Date: 1884-04 

Description: An engraving depicting the impressment of American seamen by the British Navy during the period before the War of 1812. The image shows a group of American...

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: A farmer operates a horse-drawn grain binder in a field while another man in work clothes looks on. Two men in dress clothes sit in a buggy in the same fie...

Date: 1878 ca.

Description: Group of men outside tent with "The Boss" sign above door and labels on some of the fellows' shirts saying, "CTC," an abbreviation for the Chicago Travelin...

Photograph

Lumber Rafts

Date: 1890 

Description: Elevated view of men working on lumber rafts on the Wisconsin River.

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: View of church interior looking up the aisle towards an altar decorated with garlands, possibly for a wedding. A young man stands at the altar. Twin stov...

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: Exterior view in winter of the Wisconsin School for the Blind. In the foreground is a gateway and fence.

Date: 1884 

Description: Illustration from a McCormick Harvesting Machine Company catalog showing twenty McCormick binders harvesting a large field of grain in the Red River Valley...

Date: 1893 

Description: Catalog cover with text: "Oscillator = Thresher" Also includes color illustration of a young girl sitting on a tree swing. Behind her, men women and childr...

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: View of the Sauk City bridge as seen from the Roxbury side.

Date: 1869-01 

Description: Engraving after a drawing by Winslow Homer showing a crowned Baby New Year riding a velocipede through a hoop held by a woman, as the Grim Reaper, on the r...

Photograph

Milwaukee Exchange

Date: 1883 

Description: Women switchboard operators at the sole Milwaukee telephone exchange.

Photograph

View of Argyle

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: Probably one of the "Three different views of the village of Argyle, Wis." mentioned in Dahl's 1877 "Catalogue of Stereoscopic Views." A view of the town a...

Date: 1857 

Description: This ink and watercolor map is on tracing cloth and includes a handwritten statement from the office of the Chicago St. Paul and Fond du Lac Railroad Compa...

Photograph

Oshkosh from River

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: A view of Oshkosh from a river.

Date: 1876-02-07 

Description: Certification from J.O. Barrett that the centennial photograph of Old Abe is truly him. The certification includes a signature from the governor.

Date: 1886 ca.

Description: Stereograph view of several groups of men on rafts loaded with felled trees.

Date: 1872 ca.

Description: A map of Wisconsin which shows the counties, county seats, those cities with over 3,000 inhabitants. The map also displays the rivers, lakes, completed an...

Date: 1881-07-17 

Description: The second page of a letter written by Walt Whitman regarding publishing a book he was writing.

Date: 1871 ca.

Description: View of the interior of the Norwegian-American Lodi Church, looking up the aisle and towards the Acanthus design altar, which is surrounded by a wooden rai...

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