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Photograph

The Wade House

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: The oldest known image of the Wade House (taken from Ambrotype) with the Sheboygan/Fond du Lac Plank Road in the foreground.

Date: 1864 ca.

Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz (1807-1873), Swiss-born American zoologist, geologist and glaciologist. Founded the Museum of Compa...

Date: 1864 

Description: General Hood ordered a train full of gunpowder set on fire so that the Union Army couldn't use it, resulting in a series of explosions. Plate 44

Date: 1862-04 before

Description: Hand-tinted stationery showing the Capitol in Washington, D.C. in 1862. The blue tint on the dome may have been intended to represent the unfinished natur...

Date: 1860 

Description: This color lithograph shows Giuseppe Garibaldi and his red shirts entering Naples, Italy, on horseback as women shower them with flowers. This is a romanti...

Date: 1860 after

Description: A view of a tree-lined residential street with houses partially visible on the left.

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: Lawrence College Campus with snow on the ground.

Date: 1861 

Description: Shows townships and sections, landowners, and woodlands. Includes inset maps of Monroe, Brodhead, Albany, Cadiz, Decatur, Dayton, Clarence, Springfield, T...

Date: 1864-04-20 

Description: Company D, Twenty-first Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. Top row (left to right): John Buboltz, Spencer Orlup, J. Henry Otto, Lyman C. Wait, Andrew Jackson, W...

Date: 1867 ca.

Description: Randall Wilcox's home, with fence and people standing on the front porch.

Photograph

Villa Louis

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: View from field of Villa Louis, the residence of Hercules L. Dousman.

Map or Atlas

Plot of Brillion

Date: 1863 

Description: This plat map of Brillion is ink and pencil on paper. The front of the map shows a plat of the town, roads, and Spring Creek, and includes a significant ha...

Date: 1860 after

Description: A giant goblet being hovered over by a skeleton. Inside the goblet is a dead soldier with a Confederate flag in his hand. The caption below reads, "SECESSI...

Date: 1865 

Description: Vignetted carte-de-visite portrait of John Torrey (1796-1863), American botanist. Worked as New York state botanist from 1836. Handwritten inscription at...

Date: 1866 

Description: Two log buildings are in the foreground. A bridge spans a river in the middle distance, and the city of Chattanooga is on the far side at the base of a mou...

Date: 1867 

Description: Vignetted carte-de-visite portrait of Peter Engelmann (1823-1874), Wisconsin educator and naturalist. Engelman founded the German-English Academy in Milwau...

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: Intersection of King and East Main streets photographed by John S. Fuller from the Wisconsin State Capitol roof, about 1860-1863. In the foreground two st...

Date: 1867 ca.

Description: Carte-de-visite studio portrait of an unidentified couple. The man is seated, and the woman is standing beside him.

Date: 1863 ca.

Description: A sketch of a thermometer. Quoting from Muir's autobiography "My Boyhood and Youth" he described the thermometer as "made of an iron rod, about three feet...

Date: 1865 ca.

Description: Elevated view of Milwaukee Street.

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