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Date: 1865 ca.

Description: The Institution for the Education of the Blind where Louisa May Alcott attended school. Writing on the photo reads "Institution for the Education of the Bl...

Date: 1867 

Description: Henry C. Koch and his wife, Johanna Knab Koch, pose for a formal studio portrait. Henry C. Koch was a German born architect that designed many Wisconsin sc...

Date: 1860 after

Description: A snake, a skull and an ostrich feather in a pile on the ground. Above text reads, "Vanity, Treachery & Death." Caption below reads, "SECESSION EMBLEMS." B...

Painting

Morgan L. Martin

Date: 1866 ca.

Description: Full-length portrait of Morgan L. Martin standing in a landscape, with a dog sitting at his feet.

Date: 1867 

Description: Birds-eye drawing of Beaver Dam, Dodge Co., depicting street names and street layout, houses, rivers, lakes, and trees. A reference key at the bottom of th...

Date: 1864 

Description: The capitol building is on a hill overlooking the city. Union soldiers have pitched tents on the grounds. Plate 02

Date: 1869 ca.

Description: McCormick self-rake reaper as manufactured in the 1860s. The reaper is sitting in the yard of the McCormick Reaper Works (factory). Original caption reads...

Historical Object

Girl's Homespun Cotton Dress

Date: 1862 

Description: View of a long-sleeve, brown and white checked dress worn by Cora Cundiff.

Date: 1869 ca.

Description: View from across the railroad track. The Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad car #4770 is in the foreground. The Freeman House, Carlisle House and Empire Stove...

Photograph

Model Gun

Date: 1862-02 

Description: Tintype of a model gun intended to accompany a patent application. The five-barreled gun, invented by William Bradford, is mounted on wheels.

Photograph

Sawyer House

Date: 1868 

Description: The Philteus Sawyer residence located on the northwest corner of Algoma and West Algoma Streets. Sawyer was mayor of Oshkosh from 1863-1864, and became a U...

Date: 1861-04-15 

Description: Fort Sumter after bombardment by the Confederates.

Drawing

USS "Seneca"

Date: 1861 

Description: View of the gun boat USS "Seneca".

Date: 1866 

Description: Vignetted carte-de-visite of Dr. Jared Potter Kirtland (1793-1877), American scientist. Kirtland, among many other exploits, worked on the 1837 Ohio geolog...

Date: 1864 

Description: (U.S. 39th Cong. 1stt Sess. Report of Chief engineer) The legend in the upper left corner contains a brief resume of each day's action while the map sho...

Photograph

Mill dam

Date: 1867 ca.

Description: Mill dam and sash factory.

Date: 1863 

Description: This map shows drainage, vegetation, roads, railroads, fences, dwellings with names of inhabitants, and land owned by the United States. Union and Confeder...

Date: 1864 

Description: This battlefield map of the Battle of Totopotomoy Creek, also known as the Battle of Bethesda Church, shows the railroads, roads, vegetation and topography...

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: Elevated view of east side of Main Street, with Langlois & Robilliard visible at 137 Main Street.

Date: 1861 

Description: This map of the entire state of Wisconsin depicts the township survey grid and identifies counties, named towns, cities and villages, rivers, lakes, railro...

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