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Date: 1844 

Description: Title page of Increase Lapham's A Geographical and Topographical Description of Wisconsin published by P.C. Hale of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Date: 1844-10 ca.

Description: View from a pile-driver on the north pier of the community then known as Southport. The pier visible at left center, constructed between 1840-1842, was th...

Date: 1849-06-30 ca.

Description: The Black Hills sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon Trail).

Date: 1849-06-21 ca.

Description: Hills along the (South) Platte River in Nebraska; Sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known...

Date: 1849-05 ca.

Description: Wilkins' wagon procession crossing a creek in Missouri; Sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also...

Map or Atlas

Wisconsin

Date: 1847 

Description: In 1847, a year before Wisconsin entered statehood, most of the county shapes in southeastern and southern Wisconsin looked the same as they do today, wher...

Date: 1846-05 

Description: Hand-colored map of southeastern Wisconsin showing the counties of Dodge, Jefferson, Rock, Walworth, Racine (including modern-day Kenosha County), Waukesha...

Date: 1845 ca.

Description: A cased daguerreotype of Horace Griswold Bliss, purported to be Madison's first pharmacist. Bliss moved to Madison in 1847 and operated Bliss Drug Store un...

Date: 1844 

Description: Indians on snowshoes hunting buffaloes trapped in snow (Plate 17). "In this view the reader is introduced to the optimum of dreariness and severity which t...

Date: 1845 

Description: Engraving depicting the defeat of Black Hawk by General Henry Atkinson at the Battle of Bad Axe on August 2, 1832. The engraving depicts Federal Regulars a...

Date: 1844-11-05 

Description: Music for the song "Caledonian March" as notated on a letter written by Thomas Steel to his sister Lilly Steel.

Print

John Tyler

Date: 1843 ca.

Description: John Tyler, 10th President of the United States, from 1841-1845. Tyler was the first Vice President to become President upon the death of a sitting Presid...

Date: 1843 

Description: Exterior of two-story wood building. A horse is tied to the post at the right, and a cart stands in front of the building. A couple is walking on the boa...

Date: 1844-09-20 

Description: First page of a document handwritten by Thomas Marshall.

Date: 1842 

Description: A Menominee village as depicted by Francois, Comte de Castelnau, a French naturalist and diplomat who visited Green Bay area about 1838. The detailed, hand...

Painting

Watertown

Date: 1841 

Description: View of Watertown.

Book or Pamphlet

Slave Catchers

Date: 1849 ca.

Description: Drawing of two slave catchers pointing guns at two runaway slaves.

Date: 1844 

Description: Part of a series of local maps, showing a number of burial mounds in the shape of animals near Madison, Wisconsin along military road. The maps also show d...

Map or Atlas

Map of Milwaukee

Date: 1846 

Description: This map shows lot and block numbers, local streets, railroads, some landowners’ names, Milwaukee River, Menomonee River, and part of Lake Michigan. The ma...

Print

Ever Thine

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: Valentine's Day card with flowers and gold and white flourishes. Text at bottom reads "Ever Thine". It has been mounted to a piece of paper and a silhouett...

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