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Pear's Soap

Date: 1899-09-20 

Description: Advertisement for Pear's Soap featuring an illustration of an admiral washing his hands. Text reads: "The first step toward lightening the white man's burd...

Date: 1868 

Description: Page from an advertising brochure for "McCormick's Prize Mower." Includes illustrations of award medals for the Paris Exposition Universal of 1867, and a m...

Date: 1857 

Description: Inset of an engraved portrait of Governor William Barstow.

Date: 1889-04-30 before

Description: Front cover and first two pages of the souvenir menu for the centennial of George Washington's inauguration at the Hotel Marlborough. The cover features a...

Date: 1852 

Description: Quarter-length engraving portrait of Thomas Jefferson painted by G. Stuart and engraved by J.C. Buttre. From "The History of Democracy in the United States...

Date: 1839-06-27 

Description: Invitation for Darwin Clark to the Independence Ball on the 4th of July, 1839 at the American Hotel.

Date: 1855 

Description: An illustration of an Indian prophet standing by his lodge, which has symbols drawn on and floating above it. Others are seated, watching him. Two persons...

Date: 1832 ca.

Description: The Citadel Rock on the Upper Missouri River.

Date: 1860 after

Description: A giant goblet being hovered over by a skeleton. Inside the goblet is a dead soldier with a Confederate flag in his hand. The caption below reads, "SECESSI...

Date: 1874 

Description: Bird's-eye view of Milwaukee looking southwest toward the county courthouse under construction in the public square west of St. John's Cathedral.

Date: 1841 before

Description: A head and shoulders portrait of William Henry Harrison, 9th President of the United States, 1841. Born in Virginia on February 9, 1773, he was the first...

Date: 1855-12-02 

Description: The Capital House bill of fare for Sunday, December 2, 1855. Proprietors were Nelson & Russell.

Date: 1859 ca.

Description: An illustration of the Capital House, from the 1858-1859 Madison City Directory. The first-class hotel opened in 1853, was later bought by L.B. Vilas and c...

Date: 1844 

Description: Indians with ball-playing equipment, believed to be used in the game of Lacrosse. (Plate 21) "In devoting a few of the last pages of this work to some of...

Date: 1879-02-08 

Description: A cartoon entitled "The Latest Illustration of Our Humane Indian Policy" depicting an imprisoned, injured Native American man who has been served "boiled s...

Date: 1859 

Description: 1859 Chicago, St. Paul & Fond du Lac Railroad pass belonging to S.S. Merrill. Pass is signed by George Dunlap.

Date: 1860 after

Description: Image of a foppish, overdressed man. May be a caricature of Benjamin Disraeli, English statesman. Caption below reads, "The Man who conceived C.S.A.". Red...

Date: 1888 

Description: Republican Party ticket distributed in Eau Claire County, Wisconsin, in support of the candidacy of Benjamin Harrison and his running mate Levi P. Morton....

Date: 1835 ca.

Description: Waa-bin-de-ba, or the White Headed Eagle, a Chippeway (Ojibwa) Chief. Hand-colored lithograph from the Aboriginal Portfolio.

Date: 1862 ca.

Description: Etching depicting the Battle of Shiloh, Tenn.

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