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Adolescent Old Abe

Date: 1861 

Description: The mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Regiment, Old Abe as an adolescent standing on a shield perch outdoors. The young eagle stands in profile and his head fea...

Date: 1849-05 

Description: Fort Leavenworth with trees, buildings and American flag. The fort was established by Colonel Henry Leavenworth to protect the Santa Fe trail against the I...

Date: 1889 ca.

Description: Studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of Emma Protz, an unidentified woman, and Clara Tester posing with "schuetzen-rifles." The Alma Schuetzenver...

Date: 1821-07-03 

Description: Two pages of a letter written by Thomas Forsyth.


View of Menomonie

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Stereograph view of Menomonie. A group of people sit on a hill in the foreground overlooking the town.

Date: 1876-07-08 

Description: Political cartoon for presidential campaign. The cartoon depicts the artist rejoicing over the nomination of Hayes and the declaration of republican princi...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: A snow-covered stone fence lines the perimeter of the Walker Castle grounds. Walker Castle itself is visible in the background of the photograph. Located o...


Harbor Scene

Date: 1887 

Description: Some of the Old-Timers in the photo: Steamers: Petosky (on stocks), Muskegon, Corona, A.D. Hayward, City of St. Joe, Lotus, J.F. Dayan, Grace Williams an...


Samuel S. Fifield

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: Portrait of Samuel S. Fifield, Wisconsin Assembly Sargent-at-Arms.

Date: 1848 

Description: This map shows lighthouses on part of Lake Superior, Green Bay, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Lake St. Clair, Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence River,...

Date: 1880 

Description: Map created from original drawing and surveys taken by Silas Chapman. Bottom right corner features a reference key. There is a street guide on the left sid...

Date: 1879-08-09 before

Description: Dinner menu from the Steamer Japan of the Lake Superior Transit Company, with a panel including a stalk of bamboo, a dragonfly, and a butterfly, and...

Date: 1895 

Description: The cover features a man operating a horse-drawn binder "In a Nut Shell."



Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Exterior of church.

Date: 1865-05 

Description: Albumen print of the Globe Tavern during Abraham Lincoln's funeral. The tavern was the early home of the Lincoln family. A group of dignitaries are standi...

Date: 1833 

Description: Abigail Louise Smith Tallmadge (1804-1857) was the daughter of a New York judge and the mother of nine children. This portrait of Mrs. Tallmadge was painte...

Date: 1878 ca.

Description: People are sitting in a horse-drawn wagon and standing next to farm machinery, including a dump rake and a hay mower. A barn is behind them.

Date: 1866 

Description: An empty battlefield with posts sticking out from an earthworks in the foreground. Plate 37

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: A scene from a panoramic painting of Grant's assault on Vicksburg.

Date: 1893 

Description: Color lithograph poster. The image depicts two men fighting near a bridge and raging river. One man has driven the other to the precipice. A caption below...

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