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Date: 1866-04-17 

Description: Elevated view of the steamer "Scutanawbequon" being carried by a wagon to the lake for launching. This is probably a street on the Capitol Square. Many peo...

Date: 1849-07-23 

Description: Bluff near Green River, where Wilkins' wagon train crossed by ferry; sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland...

Date: 1846 ca.

Description: This plat map, which features the very early spelling of Wisconsin as "Wiskonsin," was created sometime between 1846 and 1854 and shows a canal and dam on...

Date: 1896 

Description: Profile view of a passenger pigeon, a species of pigeon now extinct. Part of a group of pigeons that lived in captivity in the aviary of Professor C.O. Whi...

Date: 1890 

Description: Advertising poster for Champion brand agricultural machines, manufactured by Warder, Bushnell and Glessner Company. The main illustration depicts a salesma...



Date: 1835 ca.

Description: Ke-wa-din, or the North Wind, a Chippeway (Ojibwa) Chief. Hand-colored lithograph from the Aboriginal Portfolio, painted at the Treaty of Fond du Lac (1826...

Date: 1887 ca.

Description: A studio group portrait of the Oshkosh baseball team. All players are wearing formal suits rather than baseball uniforms. In the front row, seated left to...

Date: 1863 

Description: This map of the Battle of Chattanooga depicts roads, railroads, drainage, vegetation, relief, and the names of residents in the outlying areas. Fourteen Wi...

Date: 1873 ca.

Description: Mrs. Robert B. (Alice Russell Hobbins) Porter posing for a waist-up formal portrait. She is wearing a light-colored lace dress with a lace headpiece. She i...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Exterior stereographic view of the Polk County Press Office with three men standing and three children seated on its front porch.

Map or Atlas

Dover Township

Date: 1858 

Description: Plat map of Dover Township in Racine County.

Date: 1894-07 

Description: Titled "A Ponca Indian Squaw dance". The participants hold up flags.

Map or Atlas

Map of Milwaukee

Date: 1833 

Description: Published in James Smith Buck's, "Pioneer History of Milwaukee". Lake Michigan is on the right, with three rivers that combine at different points and reac...

Date: 1889 ca.

Description: Stereograph from the Panorama of the Battle of Missionary Ridge, 19th Louisiana Regiment, painted in 1885. It was painted by Eugen Bracht's Berlin-based pa...


Madison City Hall

Date: 1873 ca.

Description: Elevated view from Capitol Park of Madison City Hall with clock tower, 2 West Mifflin Street. Lake Mendota is in the far background.

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Three men and a horse standing in front of a blacksmith shop which has a sign above the doorway advertising M. Karger and Brothers Clothing and Furnishing...

Date: 1858 

Description: Wisconsin Stage Company Pass belonging to Reverend Kemper. The pass bear engravings of a train and a stage coach.

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: A farmer wearing a bowler or derby hat operates a horse-drawn McCormick grain binder in a field. The farmer is holding a switch. A cornfield and several ho...

Date: 1895-05 

Description: Albumen print of spectators standing and seated around the public receiving tomb in Oakridge Cemetery where Abraham Lincoln's body was placed after his fun...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Map of Merrill Estate property for sale and sold. Map reads: "Merrill Estate property (colored) lots marked X are sold for terms & prices inquire of S.H. C...

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