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Date: 1859 ca.

Description: Ranzer's prosperous farm was hewn out of the forest rather than the prairie. This was "of course more difficult" and needed hired help to fell and burn the...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Hugo Ballin's "Spirit of Labor" mural from the Wisconsin State Capitol building.

Date: 1858 ca.

Description: One of the many steamers that frequented the Mississippi River, shown here on choppy water in front of tree-covered bluffs. The ship has two smokestacks, f...


The County Fair

Date:  date unknown

Description: Painting of a county fair, depicting a grandstand, harnass racing, a ferris wheel and merry-go-round typical of the event. The fair gave farmers an opportu...


James Monroe

Date:  date unknown

Description: Portrait engraving of James Monroe from a painting by J. Vanderlyn.

Date: 1886 ca.

Description: Oil on linen study of a Confederate holding a wagon wheel, created as part of a painting by the Milwaukee panorama painters active during the 1889s. Altho...


James Madison

Date:  date unknown

Description: Portrait engraving of James Madison seated, from a painting by Chappel.

Date: 1997 

Description: A painting of an archaic Indian mining for copper.

Date: 1938 ca.

Description: The house built by James McBride at 200 Farwell Drive. The house was later owned by Halle Steensland, Samuel H. Marshall, and Robert M. La Follette.

Date: 1960 

Description: Pencil, ink, gouache, and watercolor design of a coffee colored skirt and matching jacket with red pullover for Audrey Hepburn in "Breakfast at Tiffany's"...

Date: 1826 

Description: Portrait of the Chippewa Chief Shing-gaa-ba-w'sin (Figure'd Stone) drawn at the Treaty of Fond du Lac by J.O. Lewis.

Date:  date unknown

Description: A horse-drawn wagons, also known as milk buggies, drop off cans of milk at the country cheese factory during summer.

Date: 1862-07-28 

Description: The alarm at Humboldt, Tennessee, July 28th, 1862. A watercolor by John Gaddis of the 12th Wisconsin Volunteers Company E.


Yahara River

Date: 1906 

Description: Watercolor painting of the Yahara River at Lake Monona.

Date: 1948 

Description: Prior to the 1948 State Fair, artist Robert Hodgell traveled Wisconsin to study its many landscapes. He then produced a series of study sketches outlining...


Description: Painting, in the Wisconsin State Capitol, of "The Appeal of the Legionary to Caesar Augustus", one of four mural paintings by Albert Herter on the east wal...


Mill Bluff

Date:  date unknown

Description: Watercolor painting of Mill Bluff, now part of Mill Bluff State Park. Trees surround and grow upon the bluff.

Date: 1829 ca.

Description: Watercolor miniature of Isaac Winnesheek, Winnebago (Ho-Chunk) Chief.


Samuel Klauber

Date: 1868 

Description: Oil painting of Samuel Klauber.

Date: 1858 ca.

Description: This house, built on a hill close to the Milwaukee River, was the only one in the city as late as 1840. The owner of the house, Martin [Matthias] Stein, a...

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