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Date: 1853 

Description: "Transporting the Wounded". Wood engraving from a drawing by Seth Eastman, from the Aboriginal Portfolio by Mary H. Eastman, 1853.

Date: 1860 after

Description: Confederate flag with the words "The Pirate Flag" and 8 stars in the blue section, and "Jeff. Davis" and "A.H. Stephens" on the red bars. Cream envelope wi...

Date: 1881 before

Description: Stereograph. Elevated view over Courthouse Square (now Cathedral Square) and Jackson Street towards the cathedral, which has a large clock tower.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Interior view of the First Episcopal Church of the Intercession, erected in 1853.

Date: 1866 

Description: Earthworks in a field in foreground. In the middle distance is a small house with a fence. The Kenesaw Mountain is in the background.

Date: 1858 ca.

Description: View from the second story of the Salesianum, the residence of Dr. Salzmann. The view includes Lake Michigan, the Milwaukee shoreline, and some of the nume...

Photograph

Waterworks

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Stereograph of the Waterworks looking northwest.

Date: 1888-08-24 

Description: The George A. Whiting Paper Mill after a fire on August 24, 1888. Sixteen men were killed by the explosion of a bleacher; the bleacher exploded as the nigh...

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: August Streb leans against a chair as he poses next to his wife, Margarthe Orb Streb, who is seated. He is wearing a suit and a watch chain. Margarethe is...

Photograph

John Catlin

Date: 1894 

Description: A portrait of John Catlin at the age of 42.

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Charles M. Morris standing with his horse Penny at a lake shore at Morris Park.

Date: 1865 ca.

Description: An engraving from a daguerreotype of Ulysses S. Grant.

Date: 1853 

Description: Engraved exterior view of a lead mining furnace. A man sits in a horse-drawn wagon at the left of the building.

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: A cyanotype print of the Benjamin Walker Castle, 1862-1893 in the 900 block East Gorham Street, and the surrounding estate.

Photograph

Andrew Dunn

Date: 1856 

Description: Waist-up oval portrait of Andrew Dunn. He was born in Ireland and came to Wisconsin on June 26, 1833. Dunn resided in Portage City where, in 1843, he was...

Map or Atlas

Map of Milwaukee

Date: 1854 

Description: This map shows lot and block numbers, roads, railroads, and some landowners’ names. Lake Michigan, the Milwaukee River, and the Menomonee River are labeled...

Date: 1862-04 before

Description: Hand-tinted stationery showing the Capitol in Washington, D.C. in 1862. The blue tint on the dome may have been intended to represent the unfinished natur...

Date: 1856 

Description: Fox River, with Doty Island to the right. From the painting by Samuel Marsden Brookes and Thomas Stevenson, one of a series commissioned by Morgan L. Marti...

Date: 1870 

Description: Crowd gathered at Chicago & St. Louis Railroad Station to see off a colony of emigrants from Chicago who planned to settle in Colorado on a tract of land p...

Manuscript

Freemen of Ohio

Date: 1813-07-02 

Description: A handbill circulated by Governor Meigs and General McArthur of Ohio in an effort to recruit men into the local militia. Men were needed to serve against t...

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