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Date: 1871 

Description: Darlington, county seat of Lafayette County, was established in the late 1840s, but didn't thrive until the arrival of the railroad in 1856. This view show...

Date: 1878 ca.

Description: Line drawing of first paper mill in Neenah, Wisconsin, built in 1865-66 and called the Neenah Paper Mill; it was run by a stock copany composed of Nathan C...

Photograph

John Porter

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of John Porter. He was born in Harrison County, Kentucky, on February 27, 1798, and came to Wisconsin in April of 1827.

Photograph

Melm's Brewery

Date: 1870 before

Description: Large brewery in background behind railroad tracks. On the right are smaller buildings. On the left is a small hill with ladders, fences, rocks, and plant...

Date: 1876-03 

Description: Side view of the locomotive purchased by the Pine River and Stevens Point Railroad, being hauled over land from Lone Rock to Richland Center. In the backgr...

Date: 1874 ca.

Description: A family stands in the yard of a large frame bracket style house that has carpenter's lace, trim above windows, shutters, latticework at porch and a stone...

Date: 1873 

Description: Map shows townships and sections, landownership and acreages, state and county lands, churches, schools, cemeteries, roads, and railroads. There is an ins...

Photograph

Van S. Brady

Date: 1848 ca.

Description: Sixth plate daguerreotype waist-up portrait of Van Swearingen Brady of Ohio, son of Captain Samuel Brady.

Date: 1894 ca.

Description: Two University of Wisconsin-Madison students, Mr. Rider and Mr. Broughton, sit in their residence at 625 Langdon Street and play musical instruments. Mr. R...

Date: 1895 

Description: Drawing of the lake steamer, Michigan with another vessel in the background.

Photograph

Miles Trowbridge

Date: 1865 ca.

Description: Oval quarter-length portrait of Miles Trowbridge in military uniform.

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: Farm scene of foreman watching five farm hands reaping grain with cradles as children, women and field hands help gather it into bundles.

Date: 1832 ca.

Description: Steamboat navigating through sunken trees on the Missouri River.

Date: 1886-04-29 

Description: A proposal to the Knights of Labor of America regarding organizing a Linen Collar and Cuff Manufactory.

Photograph

Couple in Carriage

Date: 1879 ca.

Description: A man with an impressive beard, and a woman, sit together in a carriage with a collapsible top. A child stands by the carriage and a man holds the horse. B...

Date: 1814-08-07 

Description: The first page of a letter written by Thomas Jefferson to Lancelot Minor.

Date: 1883 

Description: Tonyawatha Spring Hotel from a descriptive brochure. The hotel opened in 1879 and was destroyed by fire on July 31, 1895.

Date: 1876 

Description: Distant view of a barnyard with people, split-rail fencing, cattle, a Norwegian-style barn with cupola and rooster weather vane and an animal building with...

Date: 1873 

Description: An advertisement for John N. Jones, Dealer in Hardware, which appeared in the 1873 Madison City Directory.

Date: 1892-03 

Description: Engraving of voyageurs gathered around a fire at their camp.

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