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Picnic in the Woods

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: A group of men, women, and children gather for a picnic in the woods. A large picnic blanket covers the ground as the individuals pose for a photograph.

Date: 1895-09-06 

Description: View of a partially harvested pine forest nine miles southwest of Washburn. A pathway is being cut for a narrow gauge logging railroad.

Date: 1877 ca.

Description: Women in hats in foreground, with railroad tracks below and sign that says, "Look out for the cars", and "While the bell rings the whistle blows." Very lik...

Date: 1894 after

Description: Also the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company building. Large building on the corner of National Avenue, with a sign for the National Exchange Bank p...

Date: 1873 

Description: The home of Levi Jackson, who settled in 1842.

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: Sixth plate ambrotype portrait of a woman and a young girl. The woman is seated, and the girl is standing beside her resting her hand on the woman's should...

Date: 1878 

Description: Engraved view of a house surrounded by gardens, an evergreen shelter belt and ornamental hedges.


Louis P. Harvey

Date: 1860 

Description: Portrait of Republican Louis P. Harvey, while he was Wisconsin secretary of state (1860-1861). Harvey became governor in January, 1862, but drowned in the...

Date: 1879 

Description: Poster publicizing a socialistic labor party mass meeting in New York.

Date: 1860 after

Description: A large bulldog, (Winfield Scott), and a small whippet dog, (Jefferson Davis), face each other over a rack of ribs, (Washington D.C.). The bulldog wears a...

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Posed portrait of a young couple outdoors in a field. The man is seated, the woman is standing beside him, with a wooden fence in the background.

Date: 1899-06 

Description: Alex Krueger stands outdoors next to the seated Will Renk of Renk Seeds.

Date: 1884 

Description: Cover of an advertising catalog for J.F. Seiberling, manufacturer of agricultural equipment, featuring an engraving of boys marching under a benner of "Vic...


Aunt Nell's Room

Date: 1898 

Description: Interior shot of Aunt Nell's room at Hillside Home School, an early progressive school, operated by Ellen and Jane Lloyd Jones, aunts of Frank Lloyd Wright...

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Congregational Church, also called the "old brown church", built in 1853 and burned in 1893. It was on the site of the present City Hall. The white house...

Date: 1855 ca.

Description: This map shows McKenty's Addition between Maple Street and Hazel Street, and Spruce Street and Oak Street. The map also features an inset map of Hudson and...

Date: 1874 before

Description: Elevated view of Main Street from Pinckney Street. A sign on the top of the building reads: "Solders' Record Office."

Date: 1883 

Description: Handbill advertising the Minneapolis Harvester's field trial victory, put out by Secrest & Cunningham, agents for Chillicothe, Ohio. The flyer proclaims th...


Ceylon Building

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: The gateway to the Ceylon Building's courtyard, from the Columbian Exposition in Chicago. The building was purchased by J.J. Mitchell, moved to Lake Geneva...


Chamber of Commerce

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Stereograph view of Chamber of Commerce at Broad and Michigan Streets. The building is the center of the image, with a telephone pole to the right, a larg...

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