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Date: 1844-01-12 

Description: Letter from Thomas Steel, Waukesha County physician and farmer, to his father, James Steel, in London, England. It includes a hand-drawn map of Milwaukee C...

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: A family is posed around a table on which are many thick books and a stereoscope. Most of the men, especially the twin boys, have assumed heroic postures....

Date: 1897 

Description: The Turvill family picking strawberries on their family farm. Five family members, men and women, are crouched in the field picking, and a young girl stand...

Date: 1860 after

Description: A crop of hemp on the left feeds through a spinning wheel with the words "HEMP FOR TRAITORS NORTH OR SOUTH" on it and then to a gallows with a noose. Uncle...

Photograph

Winter Walk

Date: 1898 

Description: Alice and Eleanor Brown with their nurse in front of 121 East Gilman Street. The three houses in the photo are 125 East Gilman, 133 East Gilman and 139 Ea...

Photograph

Blue Baby Mittens

Date: 1827 ca.

Description: Baby mittens knitted of blue and white wool yarn.

Date: 1892 

Description: Chromolithograph card of a group of three men from Roumania [Romania] in "native" costume, posing next to a Singer sewing machine. Part of a "Costumes of A...

Historical Object

Map Sampler

Date: 1809 

Description: Embroidered sampler of a map of the United States.

Date: 1874 ca.

Description: Family in front yard around two tables set for coffee, tea and perhaps some other beverage. Frame house in back has a sign for grass seed from Whitewater o...

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: Unidentified family sitting at a table in front of what was probably their first home after arriving in Wisconsin.

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: The Andrew Amundsen family poses in front of their frame house with some of their furniture. A quilt is on the back of one chair and a shawl is on the bac...

Date: 1860 after

Description: A woman is washing clothes in a washtub. The caption below reads "My only support¬óboth boys gone to the war. I wonder if they would take me?" Red ink on be...

Date: 1892 

Description: Chromolithograph card of a group of three women from Burmah in "native" Burmese costume, posing next to a Singer sewing machine. Part of a "Costumes of All...

Photograph

Rublee House

Date: 1868 ca.

Description: Stereoview of the Rublee house, the residence of Horace Rublee, formerly owned by J.A Ellis, on the east corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Gilman Street.

Photograph

Dr. Bass in Parlor

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Self-portrait of Dr. Edward Bass reading in his parlor. Several prints of his own photographs decorate the room. There is a parlor organ on the right.

Photograph

Family in Hats

Date: 1878 ca.

Description: A large group of people sits around a table, the men and women in hats. The table has a large piece of ornamental glassware on it. The large frame house be...

Date: 1897 after

Description: The parlor in the home of Dr. Edward Bass showing a parlor organ near a window, and other furnishings.

Historical Object

Girl's White Leather Gloves

Date: 1845 after

Description: These girl's gloves are made of off-white kid leather. They are completely hand-stitched in beige thread, top stitched around the fingers and thumb, with t...

Date: 1866 

Description: Stereograph of woman, man and child outdoors on a farm with snow on the ground. The woman is wearing bloomers and is holding a bucket in the process of doi...

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: Five dressmakers pose in front of Miss Annie Graumann's Dressmakers Shop.

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