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Date: 1881-05-30 

Description: Engraving of a sketch by Joseph Pennell showing a parade of League of American Wheelmen bicyclists along Commonwealth Avenue between Dartmouth Street and W...

Date: 1945 ca.

Description: Three boys play ice hockey on a frozen pond. One boy has fallen and is sitting on the ice. Snow covers the ground, with some grass peeking through. A fence...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Benjamin Walker Castle, 1862-1893 in the 900 block of East Gorham Street.


Fort Defiance

Date: 1994 

Description: Drawing of Fort Defiance.

Date: 1874-02-21 

Description: African American boatmen run a rapids in a small river boat.

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Hand-colored drawing, labeled 4., of a design for a ring featuring a large green cabochon. The stone is surrounded by a ring of white stones, with an outer...

Date: 1854 

Description: Increase Lapham's drawing of Oryzopsis asperifolia or Mountain Rice (Rough-Leaved Rice Grass).


Mound Map

Date: 1921-11-11 

Description: A hand-drawn map of Little Bluff mounds.


Description: Drawing of Nauvoe, Illinois, depicting a small town on a hillside overlooking the Mississippi River. Print is part of a series collected in Lewis' "Das Ill...

Date: 1849-06-21 

Description: Chimney Rock in Nebraska; Sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon Trail). Wi...


Chicago in 1831


Description: View of Chicago from Chicago River. The homes of John Dean, J. Baptiste Beaubien, Dr. Walcott, and John Kinzie are identified by number. Fort Dearborn can...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Pencil sketch, drawn by Frank Lloyd Wright, possibly of a wooden privacy fence. The sketch shows an elevation and a site plan.

Date: 1876-08-24 

Description: Hand-drawn plan of the battleground of Huycks.

Date:  date unknown

Description: An informal sketch of a young woman.

Date: 1857 ca.

Description: Green Bay Intelligencer Newspaper Office. This was the first newspaper published in Wisconsin. The building was on Main Street. This drawing appeared in...

Date: 1954 

Description: Costume sketch of a black sleeveless top and white skirt with detailing and a large hat with black and white scarf created for Grace Kelly in "To Catch a T...


House on River

Date: 1885-08-31 

Description: Pencil on paper drawing of large house on hill above river, with rowboat and boathouse. The house has three stories, four chimneys, mansard roof, and long...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Rendering of a Thordarson Electical Manufacturing Company product. Chester Thordarson was a Chicago inventor and manufacturer of electical apparatus, famo...

Date: 1945 ca.

Description: Black and white sketch of a mailbox on a post in a milk can, with its flag up, next to a country road. Across the road is a tree and fence, with a field an...

Date: 1849-05-17 ca.

Description: Nodaway, Missouri; Sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon Trail). Wilkins d...

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