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Photograph

Lone Rock

Date: 1897 

Description: A view of Lone Rock from below, with a canoe on the left-hand side of the image.

Photograph

White River Bridge

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: View down railroad tracks of three men standing on the White River bridge, six miles south of Ashland. This bridge was part of the Wisconsin Central Railro...

Map or Atlas

Map of Milwaukee

Date: 1862 

Description: Drawn the second year of the Civil War, this 1862 map of Milwaukee shows post offices, light houses, beacon lights, county buildings, elevator warehouses,...

Date: 1861 

Description: Portion of a map showing Wisconsin villages including Cambria, Fall River, Columbus, Otsego, and Dekorra.

Date: 1895 

Description: Back cover of an advertising catalog for D.M. Osborne and Company, manufacturers of agricultural machinery. Features color illustrations of the New Osborne...

Photograph

Morgan L. Martin

Date: 1891 

Description: Waist-up carte-de-visite portrait of Morgan L. Martin, 3rd Wisconsin Cavalry.

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: Mr. and Mrs. H. Schildhauer and Louis and Henry Harder stand near a large tree and rest from a bike ride on Mendota Drive.

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: McCormick Self-Rake reaper in front of a fence or wall in a factory(?) yard.

Date: 1871 ca.

Description: View of a parlor interior (probably that of Herman Amberg Preus's parsonage) with a bay window and draperies, a statue, plants, an ornate clock on a table...

Historical Object

Elizabeth Fisher Sampler

Date: 1820-04-24 

Description: Embroidered sampler bearing the stitched signature, "El Fisher April 24 1820." Elizabeth Fisher was the half-sister of Jane Fisher Rolette Dousman.

Date: 1852-03-31 

Description: Surveyors map showing the Root River and Lake Michigan.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Dining room decorated with streamers for a wedding reception. The table is set formally with candles and there is a wedding cake as a centerpiece.

Photograph

Park Hotel

Date: 1874 before

Description: Park Hotel.

Date: 1860 after

Description: Patriotic image of a sailor holding the Union flag in his left hand and a sword in his right. His left foot rests on an anchor. The caption below reads, "T...

Photograph

Lake Mendota Shore

Date: 1898 

Description: The Lake Mendota shore from the foot of Frances Street.

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: A group of farmers uses a McCormick wire grain binder, built in 1876. A horse-drawn carriage is in the background. The original caption reads, "The improve...

Drawing

St. Mary's Park

Date: 1885-08-07 

Description: House on rock outcropping. The house has two chimneys and is two stories high with porch at left, three windows on first story, one visible on second story...

Date: 1864 

Description: View down to valley of Union soldiers posing on the roof of a log building. A log bridge crosses a stream, and many trees are on the hillsides. Plate 05

Date: 1856-12-30 

Description: A Marshall & Isley, Bankers, check in the amount of $12,500.00 written to J. Alder Ellis from Samuel Marshall.

Date: 1872-02-17 

Description: Political cartoon depicting a woman on a rocky path carrying two children and a drunken husband on her back being tempted by Victoria Woodhull depicted as...

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