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Photograph

Vegetable Farmer

Date: 1895 

Description: A farmer stands in his vegetable field.

Date: 1895 

Description: Front cover of catalog for Deering Harvester Company. The headline reads: "Around the World on a Harvester," and features an illustration of men and women...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: A view of the rear entrance to the Benjamin Walker castle (ca. 1862-1893) and its surrounding backyard, 900 block East Gorham Street.

Date: 1894 ca.

Description: Studio portrait of two young brothers, standing side by side, the right with his hand on his brother's shoulder, both are wearing hats and standing in fron...

Date: 1876-06 

Description: Sioux Chiefs at Little Big Horn.

Date: 1895-07-05 

Description: Infant, identified as Loura, seated in a baby carriage outside of the Bass family home, 131 East Montello Street.

Date: 1888-08-24 

Description: The George A. Whiting Paper Mill after a fire on August 24, 1888. Sixteen men were killed by the explosion of a bleacher; the bleacher exploded as the nigh...

Photograph

Cassius Fairchild

Date: 1865 ca.

Description: Vignetted carte-de-visite portrait of Colonel Cassius Fairchild, F & S, 16th Wisconsin Infantry.

Date: 1856 

Description: Waist-up oval portrait Adeline Irwin (Mrs. William S.) Strong was the daughter of Robert Irwin. Her first husband, David Blish, died in the 1847 fire on th...

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: Elevated exterior view of buildings and grounds of the Wisconsin State Prison. Prisoners are in formation.

Date: 1860 after

Description: View of Washington, D.C. with gallows in foreground. Ten empty nooses hang from the gallows. Capitol buildings are in the background with Union flag. Capti...

Date: 1881 

Description: Advertising card featuring a chromolithograph of young boys in a field. One boy is sitting on the seat of a Buckeye implement while holding the reins of fo...

Poster

Fire Company

Date: 1857 ca.

Description: A lithographic portrait by Louis Kurz (1833-1921) of Madison Fire Engine Company #2 posed with a hand pumper and hose cart in front of the design of the ne...

Date: 1886 before

Description: Stereograph. Located on Oneida Street, the opera house is three stories tall, and located across the street from a pharmacy (the Rx sign is hanging above t...

Date: 1868 

Description: Stereograph view of the levee, with buildings in the background.

Photograph

Jacob Gundlach

Date: 1856 

Description: Waist-up oval portrait of Jacob Gundlach. He was born in Kuhr Hessen, Germany, and emigrated to Wisconsin in 1832. In 1851, he became one of the first se...

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: 1881 before

Description: Stereograph. Elevated view of rooftops on the west side, with St. Mary's Convent in the background.

Date: 1886-05-04 

Description: Photograph of a painting depicting a confrontation between police and protesters at the Haymarket in Chicago. Smoke from an explosion drifts in the backgr...

Photograph

George S. Willis

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of George S. Willis. He was born in Winfield, Herkimer County, New York. Willis came to Wisconsin in January of 1836 and res...

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