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Date: 1860 after

Description: On a desk with an inkwell, a long scroll hangs down, with the terms Compromise, Southern Rights, Crittenden, Vallandingham and Saulsbury on it. Refers to t...

Date: 1857 

Description: Bird's-eye view of Madison, from rooftop across lake with sail boats and steamers. "Taken from the Water Cure, South Side of Lake Monona."

Date: 1850 

Description: An engraving depicting a formally dressed family gathered around a Christmas tree, which is lit with candles.

Date: 1844 

Description: A buffalo surrounded by wolves (Plate 10). "There are several varieties of the wolf species on the American prairies, the most numerous and formidable of...

Date: 1880 

Description: Engraved portrait of J. Wesley Carhart of Racine, Methodist minister, physician, and inventor of a steam-powered automobile in 1871. Although impractical,...

Date: 1864-12 

Description: Andrew Gallup's commission in the 6th Wisconsin Infantry during the Civil War. A certificate printed in black ink with a red seal of Wisconsin attached, ha...

Date: 1863-10-24 

Description: Panoramic wood-engraving of a cattle fair in New Haven, after a sketch by H.C. Curtis. Caption reads, "Cattle Show and Agricultural Faib [sic] at Ha...

Date: 1875-12 

Description: Composite of engraved images of men involved in various athletic activities: fencing, weightlifting, juggling with clubs and cannon balls, wrestling, and b...

Date: 1865-05-23 

Description: Chromolithograph portrait of "Old Abe", eagle mascot of Company C, 8th Wisconsin Regiment (the Eau Claire Eagles). Old Abe is perched on a cannon with his...

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Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Promotional card showing the abundance of oats in northern Wisconsin. The image depicts Abe Eaton holding a rake in his tall fields. His hat rests on the s...

Date: 1869-06-26 

Description: An engraving from the Billed-Magazine of the First Congregational Church.

Date: 1895 

Description: Illustration of a Van Duzen traction gasoline engine.

Date: 1844-10 ca.

Description: View from a pile-driver on the north pier of the community then known as Southport. The pier visible at left center, constructed between 1840-1842, was th...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Advertising card produced by William Deering and Company, manufacturers of agricultural machinery. Features an illustration of a woman spanking a young boy...

Date: 1857 

Description: George W. Dawson, an African-American passenger from the steamer Central America swims to a piece of debris to which several men are clinging after...

Date: 1860 after

Description: An eagle flies above a shield decorated with the stars and stripes. The eagle grasps a banner in its beak that reads, "LOVE ONE ANOTHER". Red stars with th...

Date: 1861-04-21 

Description: "Warning to Traitors." A threatening handbill warning against treasonable and dangerous utterances, signed by the "Vigilance Committee."

Date: 1898-11-26 before

Description: Menu for a "Banquet tendered by the Union Iron Works to the Delegation from the Badger State" given at the Palace Hotel, with an etching of the Battleship...

Date: 1854 

Description: Broadside advertising McCormick's Reaping and Mowing Machine, manufactured by C.H. McCormick & Co. Includes several testimonials from McCormick customers.

Date: 1861 

Description: Lithograph illustration of downtown Chicago near the Rush Street bridge (a "swing bridge"). The McCormick Reaper Works and other factory buildings are on t...

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