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Waa-ba-shaw

Date: 1835 ca.

Description: Waa-ba-shaw, a celebrated Sioux Chief. Hand-colored lithograph from the Aboriginal Portfolio, painted at the Treaty of Prairie du Chien (1825).

Date: 1832 ca.

Description: Dacota Woman and Assiniboin girl.

Date: 1893 

Description: Holiday card with six brownies depicting six different nationalities. One brownie plays a trumpet and another plays an upright bass fiddle. The remaining b...

Date: 1887 

Description: Engraving of Pittsburg Landing taken from a photograph a few days after the Battle of Shiloh (Tennessee), which occurred on April 6-7, 1862. The image sho...

Date: 1860 after

Description: Jefferson Davis as a spider traps flies in his web. The web appears to be attached to the Union flag. He has a skull and crossbones on his back and blood d...

Date: 1856 ca.

Description: Cover page of a Manny & Co. advertising circular featuring two illustrations of men using Manny's reaper and mower. The top illustration shows the reaper a...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Depiction of the National Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic, held in Boston, Massachusetts. On the border surrounding the group portrait are ind...

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Black Hawk

Date: 1835 ca.

Description: Portrait of the Sauk chief Black Hawk (center). The individual on the left is The Winnebago Prophet, the person on the right is Black Hawk's son. Hand-colo...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Holiday card featuring a girl and her dog. The girl is wearing stockings, a red dress with a white lace collar, and black shoes. The dog is standing uprigh...

Date: 1851 

Description: Advertisement for Milwaukee and Mississippi Railroad Company. There is an engraving of a train and a list of the officers of the company.

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Richardville

Date: 1835 ca.

Description: Richardville, the Head Chief of the Miami Tribe. Hand-colored lithograph from the Aboriginal Portfolio, painted at the Treaty of Fort Wayne (1827).

Date: 1886 

Description: Advertising ephemera for Electricity in a Bottle by the West Electric Cure Co. of Chicago which claimed to cure catarrh, hay fever, headache, asthma, and n...

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I Always Win

Date: 1860 after

Description: An elephant wearing boots is carrying a banner that reads, "I ALWAYS WIN." The banner has a face on the left end and is holding up the elephant's tail with...

Date: 1856 

Description: A hand-colored lithograph, produced by Wm. E. Hitchcock, of the male, left, and female Japanese green pheasant, identified as Plate 1 - Ornithology. The i...

Date: 1867 

Description: E.T. Mix designed the original building of the National Soldiers Home in 1867. At the time the structure was dedicated on 28 September 1867, the wings had...

Date: 1849 

Description: Head and shoulders portrait of Metea, a Chief of the Potawatomi Tribe. he spoke against land cessions during the 1821 treaty negotiations.

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Camp Randall

Date: 1861 

Description: Christmas and New Years greeting card from Hosea W. Rood, presumably sent to his comrades of the 12th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, Company E, who had been...

Date: 1860 after

Description: An aunt, Mary, finds two boys, Johnny and Joe, fighting. One boy is an obvious loser. The text below reads: "Mary. Why, Johnny, what have you been doing?...

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Portrait of Andrew Jackson from a daguerreotype.

Date: 1875 

Description: Flyer advertising the McCormick Harvester, also called a binder. Features a small illustration of the machine in use in a field, surrounded by testimonial...

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