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Coasting

Date: 1879-12-20 

Description: Engraved image of a man coasting on a high-wheel bicycle. He has his legs draped over the handlebars, and his hands on the handlebars, leaving the pedals f...

Date: 1892 

Description: Formerly the Richter, Schubert and Dick office building. Seven-story building with a rounded corner next to the alleyway. The word Merrill is above one e...

Date: 1890 

Description: Title page of an 1890 McCormick Harvesting Machine Company catalog. Reads, "59th Year The McCormick Annual Catalog." An illustration titled "1830" shows...

Date: 1860 after

Description: Two images of Jefferson Davis within a rope forming a figure eight. At the top, Davis is standing proudly in a uniform holding a sword. The skull and cross...

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Corn Crops

Date: 1895 

Description: The front (top) and back (bottom) of a promotional card advertising land in northern Wisconsin. The image on the front of the card shows a man holding up a...

Date: 1865 ca.

Description: View of a mission house, erected between 1862 and 1873.

Date: 1883 

Description: Advertising card produced by William Deering (later known as William Deering and Company), manufacturer of agricultural machinery. Features at the top an i...

Date: 1857 

Description: One thousand dollar bond and unclipped coupons issued by the city of Madison in 1857. The bond was illustrated with a railroad train, perhaps to suggest t...

Date: 1860 after

Description: Lady Liberty holds a Union flag in her left hand and a sword, point down, in her right. To the right the text reads, "THE WAR FOR THE UNION". The letters i...

Date: 1884 ca.

Description: Advertisement for the selling of tents for the Eighteenth Annual National Encampment, of Grand Army of the Republic, at Minneapolis, Minnesota, on July 23,...

Date: 1860 after

Description: Dressed in uniform with a Confederate hat, eyeglasses, and a belt with pistols and a sword, a gorilla stands with a rifle in his right hand and a knife is...

Date: 1856 

Description: View along bridge of paddle boats and ships in the harbor, pedestrians, and the town in the background on the other side of the river.

Date: 1889 

Description: Flyer advertising the McCormick Mower, "monarch among mowers." Contains testimonials from various parts of the country. The reverse contains similiar test...

Date: 1860 after

Description: Confederate soldier wearing a whiskey barrel with a cork helmet. On the barrel appears the text, "RGG", "C.S.A. WHISKEY", "J.X.D." Caption below reads, "A...

Date: 1860-11-08 

Description: Receipt for a package delivered to Brees' Express via Morris & Essex Railroad. There is an engraving of a train traveling through a rural landscape near th...

Date: 1860 after

Description: A blue border with white stars, each named for the states in the Union and the Confederacy. Inside on the right the word "UNION" appears, the top of the le...

Date: 1871-07-13 before

Description: Menu printed on taupe silk for a banquet given to the Northwestern Amateur Boating Association by the Milwaukee Boat Club at Newhall House. At the top is a...

Date: 1860 after

Description: From left to right, head and shoulder portraits of Major Clarke, General George McClellan, Major Van Vliet, and General Barry. Each man has his name below....

Date: 1860 after

Description: Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis in a boxing ring. Text at top reads, "CHAMPION PRIZE ENVELOPE - LINCOLN & DAVIS IN 5 ROUNDS", underneath reads "3RD ROU...

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Portrait of Andrew Jackson from a daguerreotype.

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