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Durkee House

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: The Durkee House built by Charles Durkee in 1843.

Date: 1869 ca.

Description: Stereograph of the Axtell House building, with a storefront next to it advertising "Clothing Hats Caps Sailors Outfits". A bridge is on the left and a man...

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Manning F. Force

Date: 1865-07 ca.

Description: Waist-up carte-de-visite portrait of Manning F. Force, Major General of volunteers, sometime after the Siege of Vicksburg where he was shot below his right...

Date: 1867 

Description: A summer resort, situated on the banks of Fowler and La Belle Lakes, in the village of Oconomowoc, thirty miles from Milwaukee on the St. Paul R.R. Men sta...

Date: 1860 after

Description: An aunt, Mary, finds two boys, Johnny and Joe, fighting. One boy is an obvious loser. The text below reads: "Mary. Why, Johnny, what have you been doing?...

Date: 1862 ca.

Description: John S. Fuller took this image of the third Wisconsin State Capitol (the second in Madison), from Governor Farwell's Octagon House, probably early in 1862....

Date: 1865 

Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of James Dwight Dana (1813-1895), American minerologist, geologist, and zoologist. He is best known for his discoveries of mountai...

Date: 1866 ca.

Description: Carte-de-visite of local merchant Thaddeus Dean's residence, located at the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and Gorham Street.

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Fort Sumter

Date: 1861 

Description: Stereograph of exterior of Fort Sumter.

Date: 1860 

Description: Harriet Douglas Whetten (b.1822). Whetten was a volunteer nurse during the Civil War. She served on hospital ships out of New York and Philadelphia from 18...

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Durkee House

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: The Durkee house, residence of Charles Durkee.

Date: 1865-06-28 

Description: Front side of a letter written and sent by Robert E. Lee from Washington College in Lexington, Kentucky to Cyrus McCormick. Lee acted as president of Washi...

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William Pitt Lynde

Date: 1866 

Description: Portrait of William Pitt Lynde at the Wisconsin Assembly in 1866. Ten years later he introduced legislation for women's suffrage to U.S. Congress. In the...

Date: 1866 

Description: Advertising brochure for Russell & Company's Ohio Reaper and Mower, distributed by Chas. A. Taylor, agent for Peoria, Illinois. Features an illustration of...

Date: 1862-06 ca.

Description: The 7th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment camp outside of Fredericksburg on the east side of the Rappahannock. Fredericksburg and a pontoon bridge lea...

Date: 1867 ca.

Description: Carte-de-visite studio portrait of a chief standing in front of a backdrop. He is wearing a long coat, fringed shirt, and a crown on his head. In his hands...

Date: 1869 ca.

Description: On the left a woman sits side saddle on a horse, and on the right two men are on a wagon hitched to two horses. Between them are a group of men in front of...

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John M. Harrell

Date: 1865-06 ca.

Description: Vignetted carte-de-visite portrait of Confederate Lieutenant Colonel John Harrell of Harrell's Battalion in the Arkansas Cavalry.

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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...

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Olaf Berglund

Date: 1861 ca.

Description: Tintype portrait of Olof Berglund of Darlington, Wisconsin, member of the 3rd Wisconsin Infantry band. He is seated in uniform and holds a tenor horn. The...

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