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Date: 1892 

Description: Head and shoulders semi-profile studio portrait of Blanchard Harper.

Date: 1865 ca.

Description: Old Abe, eagle mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Regiment. Popular cards sold in great quantities as benefit items ($9 per 100), so great was this bird's fame. ...

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Salvatorian Seminary and Provincial house.

Date: 1858 ca.

Description: Departing from Lake Winnebago, H√∂lzlhuber boarded the Plymouth, a high, narrow steamboat that was built specially for navigating the narrow and some...

Date: 1887-06 

Description: A map of southern Wisconsin, from the Illinois state border in the south to Rocky Run, Wisconsin in the north for the Coast and Geodetic Survey, showing th...

Date: 1886 ca.

Description: Stereograph of a man on a lumber raft steering the raft through the rapids in the Wisconsin Dells.

Date: 1862-03-25 

Description: Brief letter from President Abraham Lincoln to Secretary of War Edwin Stanton asking to see the files for Carl Schurz of Wisconsin and Milo Smith Haskell (...

Date: 1881 

Description: Front cover of color catalog for Triumph Reapers, Seymour Mowers and the New Clipper.

Date: 1896 

Description: Two men, one wearing an apron, sit in a wanigan tied to the shore of the Chippewa River near Chippewa Falls. The inside of the boat appears to have a pile...

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: The Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway Company grain elevator at the Milwaukee harbor, with a sailing ship anchored nearby.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Construction work in the streets outside the offices of the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company located at 212 Market Street. Two horse-drawn wagons and s...

Photograph

John Brady

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: Sixth plate daguerreotype portrait of John Brady of Virginia, son of Captain Samuel Brady. Half-length, facing front with torso turned slightly to right.

Map or Atlas

Map of Mineral Point

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: A hand-drawn plat map of Mineral Point, Wisconsin showing street layout and location of buildings.

Date: 1855 ca.

Description: Drawn around 1855, this map shows the placement of railroad tracks in southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois connecting Milwaukee, Prairie du Chien, Gale...

Photograph

Stone Octagon House

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: Three adults and two children are standing on the porch of the Baraboo Octagon house. The stone hexagonal building stood on Bench (1st) and Broadway and se...

Date: 1858-11-20 

Description: Panoramic sketch of the first Wisconsin State Fair held in Madison with large tents, fire companies, side-shows, and performances that drew thousands of vi...

Date: 1893 

Description: Illustrated inset in a Plan Manufacturing Company advertisement depicting a "Plano" rooster chasing a "competitor" rooster. The text reads, "The Light Runn...

Photograph

Husking Corn

Date: 1899-10 

Description: A view of men and women husking corn in the field behind a farmhouse. Seated from left to right are August Prahl, August Krueger, Sarah Krueger, William K...

Date: 1872 ca.

Description: Two women and three men are posed in a yard. One man has a shotgun, another a carpenter's saw. The frame house behind them has a small front porch with a r...

Date: 1879-02-08 

Description: A cartoon entitled "The Latest Illustration of Our Humane Indian Policy" depicting an imprisoned, injured Native American man who has been served "boiled s...

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