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Date: 1862 ca.

Description: Civil War cover featuring the first national flag of the Confederacy (Stars and Bars) and the slogan, "We are in the field, and the bars are up!" Red and b...

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Pear's Soap

Date: 1899-09-20 

Description: Advertisement for Pear's Soap featuring an illustration of an admiral washing his hands. Text reads: "The first step toward lightening the white man's burd...

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: The front (top) and back (bottom) of an advertisement for farm land in northern Wisconsin. This card advertises the abundance of clover crop with an image...

Date: 1820 

Description: Narrative Journal of Travels from Detroit Northwest through the Great chain of American Lakes to the sources of the Mississippi River in the year 1820. Ill...

Date: 1835 ca.

Description: Men-dow-min, or the Corn, a Chippewa (Ojibwa) dwarf. Hand-colored lithograph from the Aboriginal Portfolio, painted at the Treaty of Green Bay (1827).

Date: 1881-03-06 before

Description: Front cover and interior menu with ornaments in gold ink and "Son Excellence Madame Fairchild" hand lettered in silver ink on card stock with raised silver...

Date: 1856 before

Description: A hand-colored lithograph of three fish specimens collected near Japan, from drawings prepared by H. Patterson. No. 1, top, is identified as Pelor japon...

Date: 1888 

Description: The back view of a farmer reaching over a fence. He stands next to wrecked farming machinery, and the words, "Which Side Of The Fence Are You On?" Other te...

Date: 1863-11-23 

Description: A receipt made out to Abraham Gilman for the $300 he paid to avoid serving his draft duty in the Civil War.

Date: 1849 

Description: Head and shoulders portrait of Metea, a Chief of the Potawatomi Tribe. he spoke against land cessions during the 1821 treaty negotiations.

Date: 1850 

Description: Kakabeka Falls, with men in the foreground facing the falls.

Date: 1855 ca.

Description: Valentine's Day card with a cornucopia filled with flowers and foliage. On the edge of the mouth it reads "Let the Smiles of Youth Appearing". Music appear...

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: 1881 

Description: Advertising card with the heading: "To make hens lay, use Sheridan's condition powder." Features a color illustration of a man in a hen house on the left h...

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Sea Scallop

Date: 1856 before

Description: An etching, labeled Conchology Plate IV which depicts the exterior, Figure 1, and interior of the shell of the scallop identified as Pecten yesso...

Date: 1835 ca.

Description: Wa-em-boesh-kaa, a Chippeway (Ojibwa) Chief. Hand-colored lithograph from the Aboriginal Portfolio, painted at the Treaty of Fond du Lac (1836). He is smok...

Date: 1844 

Description: Choctaw Indians performing dance (Plate 22). "As I have mentioned in former pages that for nearly all their hunts, wars, or games, the events of which the...

Date: 1849 

Description: Handbill advertising McCormick's Patent Virginia Reaper, manufactured by the company then known as McCormick, Ogden & Co. Features a small drawing of the r...

Date: 1844 

Description: Indians on horseback hunting buffaloes (Plate 6). "In this Plate, representing a numerous group in motion, and closely pursued by a party of Indians, wi...

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...

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