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Chippewa Falls

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: Painting depicting Chippewa Falls and the first sawmill on the Chippewa River, built by Jean Brunet. The residence of H.S. Allen, one of the owners of the...

Date: 1860 after

Description: Piece of rope with one end tied in the form of a noose, depicting a skull. Caption below reads, "End of Secession". Blue ink, image on right side of envelo...

Date: 1894 ca.

Description: Elevated view looking down at wagons and crowd gathering for McCormick Day parade. "McCormick Day" was a promotional device sponsored by the McCormick Harv...


Isaiah Boone

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: Sixth plate daguerreotype. Quarter-length portrait of Isaiah Boone. Mr. Boone is holding a cane in his hand. Boone was from Indiana.


Steamboat Landing

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Stereograph view of a steamboat landing at Whiting House.

Date: 1869 ca.

Description: Family around table in yard with birch trees, and brick house with addition and shutters in background; porch has plants and two bird cages hanging from it...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Map of Milwaukee as remembered by "Dr Enoch Chase, U.B. Smith & Others." Represented are major roads, lowlands, trails, homesteads, and lots. Map depicts t...

Date: 1899-06 

Description: Alex Krueger stands outdoors next to the seated Will Renk of Renk Seeds.

Date: 1823 

Description: British evacuation of their fort at Prairie du Chien after the end of the War of 1812. Fort Shelby, the first fort at Prairie du Chien, was built in 1814 b...

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: Man lying on the grass along a tree-lined drive that leads to a frame house in background. Rural house, country estate.


Chapman Street

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: A view of two large houses and tree-filled property on Chapman Street.

Date: 1865 

Description: This detailed map of the area between Richmond and Petersburg shows fortifications, roads, railroads, towns, street patterns of Petersburg and Richmond, dr...

Date: 1861 ca.

Description: The brass band of the 2nd Wisconsin Infantry. In the past the leader in the picture was identified as Hazard W. Titus, but Titus did not become leader unt...

Date: 1896 ca.

Description: A map of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin that shows the township and range system, sections, towns, roads, railroads and rail stations, cities and villages, po...

Date: 1873 ca.

Description: H.S. Winsor residence, with a stagecoach in the foreground.


Lathrop Residence

Date: 1882 ca.

Description: View of excavation for the Lathrop residence, home of William H. Lathrop.

Map or Atlas


Date: 1853 ca.

Description: This facsimile map shows counties, towns, and waterways in the state of Wisconsin. Portions of Iowa, Michigan, and Minnesota are seen. Lake Superior and Mi...


Lillian Scholes

Date: 1872 

Description: Lillian Scholes, demonstrating a prototype typewriter invented by her father, Christopher Latham Scholes.

Date: 1873-12-19 

Description: The second page of the Joseph Schlitz Bewing Company articles of association.

Date: 1871 ca.

Description: View of a parlor interior (probably that of Herman Amberg Preus's parsonage) with a bay window and draperies, a statue, plants, an ornate clock on a table...

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