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Historical Object

McCormick Agency Sign

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Tin sign used to identify a McCormick Harvesting Machine Company dealership or agency. Includes a portrait of Cyrus McCormick and illustrations of a "harve...

Date: 1888 ca.

Description: Log cabin on trailer pulled by two horses used in the presidential campaign in Wisconsin to promote the candidacy of Benjamin Harrison.

Date: 1836 

Description: This map show plat of the city, local streets, block numbers, section lines, and canals. The map includes reference text: "Surveyor's office, Brown County...

Date: 1898-11 

Description: Studio portrait of Oto man, (George) Arkeketah, Head Chief. Part of Siouan (Sioux) and Otoe Tribes. He wears two medals and holds an axe.

Painting

Tshi-zun-hau-kau

Date: 1835 ca.

Description: Portrait of Tshi-zun-hau-kau, a Winnebago/Ho-Chunk warrior, that appeared in Volume II of the History of Indian Tribes by Thomas McKenney and James Hall in...

Date: 1860 after

Description: Side by side portraits of the same man. Portrait on the left side is gleeful and smiling after hearing about the "terror stricken North". Caption below rea...

Date: 1864 

Description: This colored map of the southern and eastern states shows locations of battles and skirmishes from 1861 through May 1864 with red dots or red underlining o...

Date: 1887 ca.

Description: This map shows lakes, railroads, and rivers. An explanation of railroad lines with mileage in Wisconsin and total mileage for 1887 is included. Portions of...

Photograph

Waterworks

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Stereograph of the Waterworks looking northwest.

Date: 1862-08-08 

Description: The back page of a letter to Electa Candy.

Photograph

Gates Gallery

Date: 1865 

Description: Exterior view of the Gates Gallery, location for the first H.H. Bennett studio.

Date: 1858-08 

Description: In 1848, the artist traveled on the St. Croix River to Stillwater, Minnesota, on the steamer "Winona," and created this work.

Date: 1898 

Description: The third Wisconsin State Capitol as seen from unpaved West Washington Avenue, with the West Wing to the left and the South Wing to the right. The church s...

Newspaper Article/Clipping

Pope's Army Tandem

Date: 1896-02 

Description: Engraved image of a Pope's Army Tandem bicycle outfitted with skis, two sleep rolls, a rifle, and two hand guns.

Date: 1860 after

Description: A rare "risque" (for the time) design. A row of soldiers look away from their officer at a young lady as she lifts her skirts to step over a puddle, exposi...

Date: 1893 

Description: The log cabin of Len Thomas.

Date: 1834 

Description: This map shows the locations of Indian tribes, and lands sold and ceded, as well as roads, forts, and rivers. Lands in the Great Plains are covered, and Ar...

Date: 1874-02-21 

Description: African American boatmen run a rapids in a small river boat.

Date: 1849 

Description: Published a year after Wisconsin entered statehood, this map shows the counties and towns in existence at the time - mainly in southern/southeastern Wiscon...

Date: 1811-10-08 

Description: A handbill entitled "McKinley, The Poltroon & Assassin, In His True Colors."

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