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Date: 1847 

Description: Baby mittens knitted of ecru, red and pink wool yarn.

Date: 1848 ca.

Description: Sketch of the Madison Women's Seminary on the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and East Johnson. The Madison Female Academy was a 19th century school for girls w...

Date: 1847 after

Description: Ninth plate ferrotype/tintype quarter-length profile portrait of Reverend C.J. Hendley. Episcopal clergyman. Married to Jane Olive Kimball, July 20, 1865 i...

Date: 1844 

Description: Hunters using rifles to kill buffalo (Plate 11). "This plate represents the familiar mode of procuring meat, practiced by all the voyageurs on the Misso...

Date: 1842 

Description: Drawing of Front and State Streets showing the first houses in La Crosse.

Date: 1849 

Description: Portrait of wife and daughter of Austin E. Quinney, chief of the Stockbridge nation.

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...

Date: 1849-05 ca.

Description: A farm in Missouri with one wagon visible. Sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the...

Painting

Fort Crawford

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: A view of Fort Crawford (the second site and buildings of 1829-?).

Date: 1845 

Description: Two holiday cards with European Robins. Robins are a symbol of Christmas in Great Britain. Caption reads: "A merry christmas". Chromolithograph. Images an...

Map or Atlas

Map of Milwaukee

Date: 1848 

Description: This map shows lot and block numbers, roads, railroads, and some landowners’ names. Lake Michigan, the Milwaukee River, and the Menomonee River are labeled...

Date: 1849-07-03 

Description: The Black Hills sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon Trail).

Date: 1849-07-25 

Description: Fort Bridger in Wyoming, with wagon parts and teepees, where Wilkins camped for a night; sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to Califo...

Date: 1844 

Description: Ceremonial Indian dance (Plate 8). "All tribes have their medicine songs particular for the hunting of each animal they choose to go in pursuit of, and by...

Date: 1844 

Description: Indian on horseback hunting buffalo with bow and arrow (Plate 5). "In this picture we have the Indian mounted his wild horse, he is captured in the mode...

Painting

Fort Crawford

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: Fort Crawford (the second site, with buildings of 1829-?), on the east bank of the Mississippi River, about 2 miles above the mouth of the Wisconsin River.

Date: 1844 

Description: Handwritten page from Increase Lapham's unpublished gazetteer of Wisconsin. The page includes entries for Choaking Creek, Cincinnati, City of the Four Lak...

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: 1844-11-05 

Description: Music for the song "Caledonian March" as notated on a letter written by Thomas Steel to his sister Lilly Steel.

Date: 1846 ca.

Description: This map shows the plotting of the various townships in Wisconsin, both those that had been surveyed and some outlines for those which have not. A note in...

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