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Description: Broadside announcing the 1854 opening lecture of the Madison Institute, a private library and civic forum, on December 11, 1854, in the First Baptist Churc...
Date: 1860 after
Description: A cartoon of General Scott helping Jefferson Davis try on a shoe. Scott says, "Well, does that Union Shoe fit you?" And Davis replies, "Mr. Scott, this Uni...
Description: Back cover of a booklet advertising the Van Duzen gas and gasoline engine featuring an illustration of the engine. The handwritten text at right reads, "A....
Description: Engraved image of a man riding an ice velocipede, a bicycle-like vehicle with a studded front wheel and back blades. In the background is an iceboat.
Description: "The 'Improved Advance' as a Self-Raker." Advertisement for the Improved Advance self-rake reaper and mower. Features an illustration of the machine in u...
Description: Illustrations from an 1883 McCormick Harvesting Machine Company catalog portraying the evolution of the reaper. The first three drawings show pigs being l...
Date: 1872 ca.
Description: An excerpt from "Picturesque America", ed. Bryant, (1872).
Date: 1883 ca.
Description: Engraving of a woman carrying a bundle of clothing and standing with her back to the sea. Behind her other women are in the process of doing wash in the wa...
Description: An owl labeled "SCOTT" seizes a vulture labeled "JEFF DAVIS" by the wing. Feathers litter the ground beneath them. The owl is saying "LET YOU ALONE AND YOU...
Date: 1862 ca.
Description: Etching depicting the Battle of Shiloh, Tenn.
Description: Portrait of Wa-kaun (Snake) a Winnebago (Ho-Chunk) Chief painted by J.O. Lewis at the Treaty of Prairie du Chien in 1825.
Description: A large bulldog, (Winfield Scott), and a small whippet dog, (Jefferson Davis), face each other over a rack of ribs, (Washington D.C.). The bulldog wears a...
Date: 1880 ca.
Description: Head and shoulders portrait of Rear Admiral Melancthon Smith, U.S.N.
Date: 1875 ca.
Description: Newspaper engraving of the building at Randolph and Dearborn Streets that served as the McCormick General Office from 1879 to 1885. An American flag flies...
Description: Advertisement for Madison Hospital, 413-415 South Baldwin Street.
Also known as the Gill & Boyd Hospital, opened in 1889 and existed for just a few years.
Date: 1864-10-13 ca.
Description: Colorfully decorated letter received in the office of Wisconsin Governor James Lewis from Isaac Joiner of the Veterans Reserve Corps stationed in Alexandri...
Description: Aerial view, probably from a lithograph, of the prison for Confederate soldiers at Rock Island.
Date: 1891 before
Description: Chromolithograph of the third Wisconsin State Capitol with a U.S. flag atop the dome. The colored illustration was produced by the Milwaukee Lithography an...
Description: Indians on foot and horseback capturing wild horses (Plate 4).
"Taking the wild horse and breaking him down is one of the proudest feats of the Indian a...
Date: 1895 ca.
Description: The front (left) and back (right) of a promotional card advertising farming land in northern Wisconsin.
The caption below the image reads: "A typical cou...
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