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Date: 1861-07 

Description: Etching of a battle scene during the retreat from Manassas. Originally published by Virtue & Company Publishers of New York.

Date: 1890 

Description: Advertising card for William Deering and Company, manufacturers of agricultural equipment. Features a color illustration of men, women, and children in a f...

Date: 1893 

Description: A cyanotype view of the Horticulture Building at the World's Columbian Exposition with the dome of the Illinois Building in the background. There is a mot...

Date: 1872-02-22 before

Description: Menu of the banquet for the second reunion of the First Regiment of Wisconsin Infantry Volunteers. On the cover are ornamented initials and the type is imp...


Luther Hanchett

Date: 1862-11-24 

Description: Waist-up oval-framed portrait of Luther Hanchett. Hanchett served as a U.S. House of Representative member from 1861-1862 for the 2nd district in Wisconsin...

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: William McFarland's second wife, Sela Nelson McFarland, sitting with her infant son Joseph.

Date: 1881 

Description: "The Latest News from the Field!" Front page of a paper advertising the new McCormick twine binder. Contains testimonials under a headline that says, "Ther...

Date: 1899 

Description: Waist-up indoor portrait of Anna McConnell, sitting in three-quarter profile, looking out of a window.

Date: 1892 ca.

Description: Studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of two young Ho-Chunk women posed sitting on either side of a prop stone wall and prop wood fence. They are...

Date: 1887 ca.

Description: Men on shoreline are returning logs with horses, which have been stranded on a sandbar, to the main channel of the Mississippi River. Beef Slough Company w...

Date: 1886 ca.

Description: Stereograph of several men working at dusk, knee deep in water attending to the raft.

Date: 1886 

Description: J.R. Sharp, P.E. Woodley, W.M. Bour, and R.M. Seymour sit and stand for a studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop wearing work clothes, ties, and ha...

Date: 1890 

Description: Left half of a plat map of the "East Part of the city of Madison".

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: View across water of sailboats in Milwaukee Bay. One of the boats, The Kim, has Syl on board. In the background are industrial buildings, one of whi...

Date: 1867-02-23 

Description: President Andrew Johnson and members of various Indian delegations and the White House staff pose outside the White House together.



Date: 1897 

Description: Saloon owned by Tom Emerson. Poster advertises a fair in Black River Falls on September 7, 8, 9, and 10, 1897.

Date: 1871 ca.

Description: A stereograph of the town square and Main Street. The three-story building visible in the center of the photograph was operated as the National Hotel. It w...

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...

Historical Object

McCormick Agency Sign

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Tin sign used to identify a McCormick Harvesting Machine Company dealership or agency. Includes a portrait of Cyrus McCormick and illustrations of a "harve...

Date: 1863-06 

Description: Halftone print of an adolescent Old Abe, bald eagle mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Civil War Volunteer Infantry Regiment. Closeup image of Old Abe on his shi...

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