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Photograph

Cassius Fairchild

Date: 1865 ca.

Description: Three-quarter length carte-de-visite portrait of Colonel Cassius Fairchild, F & S, 16th Wisconsin Infantry, wearing his full uniform.

Photograph

Catherine Seipp

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: A full-length, seated cabinet card portrait of Catherine Orb Seipp wearing an elaborately detailed dress of heavy material. She is also wearing a bracelet,...

Photograph

Morey Residence

Date: 1886 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the residence of D.J. Morey, with multiple individuals standing in and around its front yard.

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of Edward, Frank, and Martha Bass.

Photograph

View of Shell Lake

Date: 1885 

Description: View of Shell Lake before a fire on December 3, 1889 which swept Main Street and destroyed more than twenty business places.

Map or Atlas

Map of Milwaukee

Date: 1857 

Description: This map shows lot and block numbers, wards, roads, railroads, some landowners’ names, and selected buildings. Lake Michigan, the Milwaukee River, and Glid...

Date: 1898 

Description: Louis and Henry Harder and Mr. and Mrs. Schildhauer pose by a tree with their bicycles parked nearby. They were probably resting during a bicycle ride on M...

Date: 1892 

Description: Bird's-eye view of the Columbian Exposition pavilions from the vantage point of Lake Michigan. Included is an inset of the Union Passenger Station (now Uni...

Date: 1889 

Description: Outdoor group portrait of ten men standing behind a team of two horses in the snow. Standing directly behind the horses in front of the sled loaded with lo...

Book or Pamphlet

H.M.S. Terror

Date: 1838 

Description: Position of H.M.S. Terror on the 22nd of February, 1837. The sailing ship was immobilized in the sea ice near Southampton Island, at the entrance to...

Date: 1886-05-04 ca.

Description: A photograph of a painting depicting the wounded being treated at Desplaines Street police station after the Haymarket Square riot. The riot started as a r...

Date: 1873 ca.

Description: In the foreground is a fence, behind it a family posed in a yard. A child and dog are on the porch roof of the frame house behind the family.

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: View of the front and side of the First Norwegian Lutheran Church. Trees along the sidewalk have protective wooden trellises. This view is part of a set o...

Date: 1897 

Description: View over water towards William Turvill, rowing a boat loaded with farm produce in wooden crates and baskets. There is a tree-lined shoreline in the backgr...

Photograph

Mrs. Cadle

Date: 1889 

Description: Mrs. Cadle seated in a bedroom, looking out a window. On the table in front of her is a cup and saucer.

Date: 1814 

Description: Map of the Upper Territories of the United States.

Date: 1895-12-11 

Description: View of the construction area of the Wisconsin Central Railway, looking southeast at Shipyard Point with workers and a team of horses.

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: 1861 

Description: Composite of photographic portraits of the members of the Wisconsin State Assembly.

Date: 1849-06-30 

Description: The Red Hills sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon Trail).

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