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Date: 1870 

Description: Cover of a Wisconsin immigration brochure in German.

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Thompson House

Date: 1873 ca.

Description: The William Thompson family on the porch roof of their substantial brick bracket style house with shutters and with latticework at its foundation. A girl o...

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Bay View

Date: 1886 

Description: Elevated view of Milwaukee looking north from Bay View.

Date: 1862 

Description: Poster calling for volunteers for the Civil War, claiming "Highest Bounty And Pay!".

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Sawmill Crew

Date: 1888 ca.

Description: Ed McDill's sawmill crew. Left to right: George Dickerman, George Norton, Charles Norton, Jesse Dickerman and, in a derby, Ed McDill, the owner. The boys a...

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: View from the Wisconsin State Capitol looking north to Lake Mendota along Wisconsin Avenue. Visible are the City Hall, left, built in 1858, and the Federal...

Date: 1896 

Description: Rear view of two passenger pigeons in a cage. This species of pigeon is now extinct. The pigeons lived in captivity in the aviary of Professor C.O. Whitman...

Date: 1886 

Description: Lithographed advertising poster for the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company showing the Civil War battle of Mission Ridge. Features an inset with a small...

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Joseph Smith

Date: 1861 ca.

Description: Tintype portrait of Joseph Smith of Evansville, Wisconsin, member of the 3rd Wisconsin Infantry band. He is seated wearing a suit and holds a tenor horn.

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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: 1875 ca.

Description: View, through a cornfield, of people, a store, a sawmill and wagons. Moscow was platted in 1850 by an Englishman, Chauncy Smith, who dammed the Bluemound...

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Wedding Portrait

Date: 1895-02 

Description: A couple, possibly Gust Schultz and Ida Gehring, poses for a wedding portrait in front of a painted backdrop. She is wearing a long dress with a veil, and...

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Old Milwaukee County Court House and adjoining buildings as they appeared from 1836 to 1870. Scene also shows pedestrians and horse-drawn vehicles.

Date: 1888 

Description: Elevated view of a railroad station and yards.

Date: 1862-08-08 

Description: The front page of a letter to Electa Candy that begins, "Dear Mother".

Date: 1896-09-03 ca.

Description: Memorial and Resolution adopted by the Thirtieth National Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic, held in St. Paul, Minnesota. In Memoriam of past Co...

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Luther College

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: A view of the south and west sides of Luther College. Built in 1865, the south wing was added later. The building burned May 19, 1889 and re-opened Octobe...

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Main Street

Date: 1873 ca.

Description: Main Street, with its dirt, ruts, cows (and presumably manure), but wide enough for easy hitching of wagons and teams.

Date: 1866 ca.

Description: Vignetted carte-de-visite portrait of James Hall (1811-1898), American geologist and paleontologist. Thought to be the top American invertebrate paleontol...

Date: 1879 

Description: A map of Wisconsin showing counties, county seats, cities over 3,000 inhabitants, Lake Michigan steamship routes, railroads completed and projected, rivers...

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