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Map or Atlas

Map of Milwaukee

Date: 1857 

Description: This map shows lot and block numbers, wards, roads, railroads, some landownersÂ’ names, and selected buildings. Lake Michigan, the Milwaukee River, and Glid...

Date: 1888 

Description: Charles Pfeifer stands on the entrance steps to the drugstore with his wife Emma Pfeifer, who holds a baby. Other children and adults pose with them.

Date: 1848 ca.

Description: Redbird, a Winnebago Indian, following his surrender after an attack on Prairie du Chien in 1827. .

Photograph

O.S. Head House

Date: 1896 ca.

Description: The residence of O.S. Head. A man is sitting in the foreground on a wrap-around bench.

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: This map shows roads, trails, and railroads throughout Nebraska, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, Illinois, and Utah, including the Salt Lake City & California...

Date: 1896 ca.

Description: Looking down University of Wisconsin Drive (present-day Lakeshore Path). Large trees grows along the shoreline on the left, and on the right is a thick woo...

Date: 1874 ca.

Description: A family is gathered around table for coffee with a frame house behind that has a sewing machine on its porch, and a lightning rod on the roof. A framed pi...

Date: 1896 

Description: View of a young passenger pigeon, a species of pigeon now extinct, with others visible below. Part of a group of pigeons that lived in captivity in the avi...

Photograph

Daniel Baxter

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Daniel Baxter. He was born in Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, and came to Wisconsin in 1836.

Date: 1860 after

Description: A clergyman stands at the pulpit with a bible on it, behind him stands the devil. Each has one hand on the open bible. The number 3 appears in the upper le...

Photograph

Dousman Warehouse

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Dousman Warehouse, East Water Street. Originally located on the wharf parallel with the river. Built 1839, and occupied by Dousman until about 1855.

Date: 1886 

Description: Print advertising the Milwaukee Industrial Exposition, which went from September 1st to October 16th, 1886. Entire building with flags flying from almost...

Photograph

James D. Doty House

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: Front and rear views of the James D. Doty residence, the first brick house built in Wisconsin.

Date: 1897 ca.

Description: Elevated view over Langdon Street of the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. South Hall, Music Hall, and Science Hall are visible. Bascom Hill and a ce...

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: View of Milwaukee River with large sailing ship - a two-masted schooner - entering the port.

Date: 1877 ca.

Description: Twenty-nine people (teacher with children) near board fence in front of a one room schoolhouse with outhouse.

Photograph

Wisconsin Building

Date: 1893 

Description: The Wisconsin Building at the Chicago World's Fair (Columbian Exposition).

Photograph

Men with Plow

Date: 1873 ca.

Description: Group portrait of men gathered in a farmyard, posed behind a plow. The plow has Argyle, Wisc. from Michalson Implement Company inscribed on the side.

Date: 1867 

Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of George Engelmann (1809-1884), German-American botanist. He is best known for describing the flora of the American West. Handwr...

Date: 1849-07-13 

Description: The trail at Rocky Ridge, showing wagon train, that Wilkins was taking to get to the South Pass in Wyoming; sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from...

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