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Date: 1821-07-03 

Description: Two pages of a letter written by Thomas Forsyth.

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: A family of six are in front of a fancy picket fence with an ornate Norwegian folk style gate. The two-story frame house has a front porch decorated with...

Date: 1877 ca.

Description: A family is seated around a table in front of a picket fence. Three of them hold books, a man holds a long pipe and a girl holds her hat. To the right is...

Photograph

State Street

Date: 1870 

Description: Elevated view from rooftops of what was known as Watertown Plank road, looking west from about North 35th Street. Several homes, and many open fields occup...

Date: 1832 ca.

Description: Missouri Indian.

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: "Terrific Engagement between the 'Monitor' and 'Merrimac.'" Battle scene of the Civil War battle produced by the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company. Smal...

Map or Atlas

Sheboygan Falls, Wis.

Date: 1871 

Description: Bird's-eye map of Sheboygan Falls.

Date: 1898 

Description: This map of Duluth and Superior show lands that "will be for sale soon" in portions of Douglas County, Wisconsin and Saint Louis County, Minnesota. The map...

Date: 1896 ca.

Description: An interior view through a curtained doorway of Captain J.W. Hommrel's(?) home. The Victorian interior includes tapestries, patterned wallpaper, and many p...

Drawing

Fort Winnebago

Date: 1834 ca.

Description: An early view of Fort Winnebago.

Photograph

David Atwood House

Date: 1853 ca.

Description: The David Atwood House at 204 South Wisconsin Avenue.

Photograph

The Loreley

Date: 1888 

Description: A view of the east side of the newly built Loreley, the summer home of Chicago brewer Conrad Seipp. The large, two and one half story, wood frame Queen Ann...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Map shows St. Croix, Wisconsin and a small portion of Taylor's Falls, Minnesota. Map reads: "The Lands shaded show the Mill & Riparian Reservation & unplat...

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: View of a shopping district street near a river, with several businesses lining the street, and two carriages. A building has lettering that reads, "Jacks...

Book or Pamphlet

Champion Light Binder

Date: 1884 

Description: Brochure titled: "50 Reasons Why the Champion Light Binder Takes the Lead." At the bottom is an illustration of a man standing and pointing at an inset ill...

Book or Pamphlet

D.M. Osborne Catalog Cover

Date: 1891 

Description: Front cover of catalog for mowers, reapers and self-binding harvesting machinery. Features a color illustration of a portrait of a man with a beard wearing...

Photograph

Crowd at Carnival

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: Crowd scene and circus barker in front of “The Electric Era Shows” tent, probably at a fair or carnival. A smaller tent in the background on the left has a...

Date: 1857 ca.

Description: Information depicting the history, condition and prospects of the Indian tribes of the United States: collected and prepared under the direction of the Bur...

Photograph

Van Niel House

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: An inscription over the entrance of the Van Niel house.

Date: 1861 ca.

Description: Panoramic view of downtown Chicago before the fire of 1871. The photograph was taken from the South side of the Chicago River, looking Northeast. The Rush...

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