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Description: Indians on foot and horseback capturing wild horses (Plate 4).
"Taking the wild horse and breaking him down is one of the proudest feats of the Indian a...
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...
Description: "Rules to be observed by the pupils of public schools of Milwaukee".
Date: 1845 ca.
Description: A pencil drawing of Tower HIll complex.
Description: View of the gorge at St. Croix with a boat and multiple figures visible in the background.
Date: 1840 ca.
Description: Shows plat of town, local streets, Fond du Lac River, and part of Lake Winnebago.
Date: 1844-10 ca.
Description: A variant of a wood engraving dated October, 1844. Incorporated as the villiage of Southport in 1841 (so-named because it was the southern-most natural har...
Description: Head and shoulders portrait of Metea, a Chief of the Potawatomi Tribe.
Description: Masthead of Racine, Wisconsin temperance publication The Old Oaken Bucket and Sons of Temperance Organ. The masthead features a bucolic scene at the...
Description: This map shows lakes, rivers, Chippewa land, the U.S. Mineral Land Agency, boundary between U.S. and Canada, Methodist and Catholic missions, and American...
Description: This map surveyed under the direction of Captain Thomas J. Cram is one in a series of seventeen that accompanied Cram's report on the Fox-Wisconsin river s...
Description: A hand drawn map of showing the two proposed routes from the Milwaukee River to the Moody’s Lime Quarry at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The map includes the rout...
Description: Hunters using rifles to kill buffalo (Plate 11).
"This plate represents the familiar mode of procuring meat, practiced by all the voyageurs on the Misso...
Description: A document written in Norwegian with the words "Otte Skilling Species" at the top of the page.
Description: Map of Wisconsin including Lakes Michigan and Superior.
Description: Fort Bridger in Wyoming, with wagon parts and teepees, where Wilkins camped for a night; sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to Califo...
Date: 1849-05 ca.
Description: Old Fort Kearney (Nebraska City). Sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon Tr...
Date: 1848 ca.
Description: Studio portrait of Abraham Lincoln, from the original daguerreotype owned by his son, Robert T. Lincoln.
Description: A drawing by Thomas Steel of his farm property contained in a letter Steel wrote to his father James Steel.
Description: The old Indian agent's house.
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