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Date: 1860 after

Description: Two images of Jefferson Davis within a rope forming a figure eight. At the top, Davis is standing proudly in a uniform holding a sword. The skull and cross...

Photograph

Lyon-Simmons House

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: The Lyon-Simmons house, 1013 Lake Avenue, the early home of William P. Lyon, now owned by J.B. Simmons, who remodeled it.

Map or Atlas

Map of Milwaukee

Date: 1848 

Description: This map shows lot and block numbers, roads, railroads, and some landowners’ names. Lake Michigan, the Milwaukee River, and the Menomonee River are labeled...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Studio portrait of Mrs. Harriet Wood Wheeler, wife of Leonard Hemenway Wheeler, at the age of 74.

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Posed group studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of Mrs. Cuneen and her five daughters. From left to right: Mamie, Nora, Katie, Annie, and Daisy....

Photograph

Main Street

Date: 1873 ca.

Description: Main Street, with its dirt, ruts, cows (and presumably manure), but wide enough for easy hitching of wagons and teams.

Date: 1876 

Description: Drawing of a ship being loaded by Elmore & Kelly's Elevator on Fort Howard River looking north. A town and a train are in the background.

Date: 1895 

Description: Catalog featuring calendar pages. The month of April features a man and a woman standing outdoors, each is playing a violin. May features a man using a hor...

Photograph

Church Interior

Date: 1879 ca.

Description: View of a church interior looking up the aisle between the pews and towards the altar. An acoustical hood or sounding board is over the pulpit, and the alt...

Photograph

Old Post Office

Date: 1880 

Description: Stereoview of the old Post Office that was located at the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Mifflin Street.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Several employees on the doorstep of J.N. Hegeman Drugstore.

Book or Pamphlet

A Catalog of Plants & Shells

Date: 1836 

Description: Title page of Increase Lapham's A catalog of Plants & Shells, Found in the vicinity of Milwaukee on the West Side of Lake Michigan,

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: Two views of the interior of the LaFollette, Harper, Roe & Zimmerman law office. Mr. Zimmerman is sitting in his inner office; the lady in the foreground i...

Date: 1872 ca.

Description: A family of eleven in the yard and on the porch, including an elderly woman holding a baby. The house is Greek Revival with a small porch and small windows...

Date: 1835 ca.

Description: Caw-taa-waa-be-ta, or Snagle'd Tooth, a Chief of the Chippewa (Ojibwa). Hand-colored lithograph from the Aboriginal Portfolio, drawn at the Treaty of Prari...

Date: 1844-01-12 

Description: A pen and ink drawing of a log cabin, pork casks, and a washtub, contained in a letter written by Thomas Steel, Waukesha County farmer and physician, to hi...

Photograph

Artesian Well

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Stereograph of an artesian well, located near the intersection of Wisconsin Street and South Minnesota Street (since renamed Wacouta). Construction was com...

Date: 1811-10-08 

Description: A handbill entitled "McKinley, The Poltroon & Assassin, In His True Colors."

Date: 1862 ca.

Description: McCormick Self-Delivery [self-rake] reaper parked in front of some wooden buildings. The reaper was likely the model displayed by Cyrus McCormick at the Lo...

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: A family group of eleven sits around a table with a pitcher and books before the farm house of Knud Gjesma.

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