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Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Big Manitou Falls on the Black River. This waterfall reportedly was called "Gitchee Monido" by the Ojibwa, which means "Falls of the Great Spirit."

Date: 1877 ca.

Description: Spectators watching a rowing shells race on Devil's Lake.

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: The expansive grounds of the Tonyawatha Spring Hotel on Lake Monona, view from the hotel. Located in Blooming Grove Township, the hotel was opened in 1879....

Date: 1899-06-12 after

Description: Side view of a group of people looking at the debris left by a tornado from a covered horse-drawn carriage. In the foreground the roof of a houselies on th...

Date: 1856 

Description: Prospectus for the Madison Female Seminary, then operated by Joseph C. Pickard.

Date: 1875 

Description: This blue line print map shows completed and proposed dams, completed and proposed shore protections, and completed spurs. The map covers river between Lon...

Date: 1849-05 ca.

Description: The vast prairies in Missouri; an oxen-pulled wagon is visible. Sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trai...

Print

Luther Dixon

Date: 1865 ca.

Description: Quarter-length portrait of Luther Swift Dixon at age 40.

Photograph

Wisconsin Farm

Date: 1873 ca.

Description: Three people are in a carriage in the foreground with a barn and house surrounded by trees in the center. A tree-lined lane and extensive fencing runs thro...

Date: 1874 before

Description: General Simeon Mills. He was born in Norfolk in Litchfield County, Connecticut, in 1810, and came to Wisconsin in the spring of 1836. Simeon Mills was the...

Magazine or Periodical

Comely Features Article

Date: 1894-12 

Description: An illustrated article in Godey's Ladies Book regarding "triumph of surgery" to improve one's facial features.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Ada Bass sitting in a rocking chair reading, while her daughter Everetta is sweeping the front porch of the family home.

Date: 1890 

Description: Advertising card for William Deering & Company featuring a color chromolithograph illustration of a man showing "The Deering Binder, carefully studied and...

Date: 1878 ca.

Description: Waist-up studio portrait of a young woman in Norwegian costume.

Date: 1885 

Description: Cover of an advertising catalog for Buckeye mowers, table rakes, droppers, and grain binders manufactured by Aultman, Miller & Company.

Date: 1854 

Description: Register of the Deed Office filed by the land surveyor and lawyer Alfred Topliff. The document includes detailed listings of city blocks. In the right hand...

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: View across water of a tugboat pulling a sailboat towards Milwaukee on Lake Michigan.

Photograph

Jacob Gasser Family

Date: 1898 

Description: Jacob Gasser family standing in front of farmhouse at Tower Rock Farm.

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Group portrait of the members of the 11th Wisconsin Volunteers, and some family members, posed on the steps of what appears to be the old Milwaukee County...

Photograph

Tonyawatha House

Date: 1879 ca.

Description: A group of men pose in the yard of the Tonyawatha House, later the Tonyawatha Spring Hotel with paddles and carpentry tools. The hotel is a frame bracket s...

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