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Date: 1873 ca.

Description: Norwegian-American farm laborer, Hans Christianson (age 44), stands next to the grave of his childless wife, Karen Luis Christianson, born 1829, who died J...

Photograph

Brule River Battle

Date: 1845 ca.

Description: Illustration of Chippewa and Sioux Indians battling each other at the Brule River. Wood engraving from Armstrong, "Early Life Among The Indians".

Date: 1898 

Description: View across thick covering of foliage towards the Turvill family home and garden. The Turvill home is in the background surrounded by trees.

Photograph

Lakeside Polo Club

Date: 1885 

Description: Studio cabinet card group portrait in front of a painted backdrop of the eight members of the Lakeside Polo Club of Racine. Four members are standing behin...

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Rebuilding of homes and barns after the fire in 1894.

Date: 1846 

Description: Two pages of Samuel Marshall's 1846 diary, filled with daily entries.

Date: 1899-06 

Description: Clarance Hable stands in his yard holding a rifle, wearing a ruffled shirt.

Manuscript

Earth Borer

Date: 1828 ca.

Description: Increase Lapham's drawing and description of an earth borer for his handwritten manuscript, Notes and Accounts of Canals, Particularly the Ohio Canal Ne...

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: A pasture is in the foreground with a brick house, barn and connected outbuildings behind it.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: This map shows railroad routes, rivers, and lakes throughout the north central states, primarily North and South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Io...

Photograph

Chief Oshkosh

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: Drawing of Chief Oshkosh rendered from a daguerreotype by J.F. Harrison. He is wearing a top hat wrapped with a ribbon. Also a suitcoat, bowtie, beaded nec...

Photograph

Band in the Country

Date: 1897 ca.

Description: Eleven uniformed musicians holding their instruments stand in a semi-circle, with the two drummers seated with their drums. The band consists of 2 trombone...

Date: 1888 

Description: Cyanotype image with the caption "An old historical landmark" -- 1888 -- "The last log house in Frankfort" -- Burned June 1889.

Date: 1871 ca.

Description: Remains of building foundations after a large fire. The firefire was believed to be incendiary in origin, arising from a feud between owners over land clai...

Date: 1825 

Description: Portion of a map showing a survey of Lake Superior including the River St. Louis.

Photograph

Central House

Date: 1896-04-12 

Description: View of a burning Central House engulfed in smoke with a crowd of spectators gathered to watch.

Date: 1883 

Description: Etched print of factory with inset of Bay State Works in lower right corner. Lake with ships in background, with busy, buggy covered roads in foreground....

Date: 1832 ca.

Description: The White Castles, on the Upper Missouri River.

Date: 1863 ca.

Description: A sketch of pulleys on crankshafts.

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: Wisconsin State Hospital for the Insane designed by Stephen V. Shipman (Mendota Mental Health Institute).

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