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Historical Object

White Women's Shoes

Date: 1811 ca.

Description: A pair of off-white, kid leather women's shoes with shirred ribbon decoration on the top. They were most likely worn by Sylvia (Putnam) Hamilton (donor Gra...

Date: 1896-04 

Description: View from Chi Psi porch on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Picnic Point is stretching towards the right in the far background. There appears to...

Print

Secession

Date: 1860 after

Description: A hot air balloon labeled "SECESSION" bursts and drops men and soldiers out of the gondola towards the ground below. The gondola has crossbones on it and t...

Book or Pamphlet

"The Soldier Bird"

Date: 1865 

Description: Title page of "The Soldier Bird!" — History of "Old Abe" the live war eagle.

Photograph

Asaph Whittlesey

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: Asaph Whittlesey dressed for his journey from Ashland to Madison, Wisconsin, to take up his seat in the state legislature. Whittlesey is attired for the lo...

Date: 1832 ca.

Description: Dacota Woman and Assiniboin girl.

Date: 1875-06-02 before

Description: Front cover and interior of menu for the banquet of the twenty-ninth annual session of the Wisconsin State Medical Society at the Park Hotel. On the cover...

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: Boy mowing the lawn in front of an elaborate Victorian frame house, probably the residence of W.R. O'Hearn located at Tenth and Harrison Streets. The house...

Date: 1896 ca.

Description: Quarter-length portrait of Margery Bish, the young daughter of the photographer, wearing a heavy hooded coat.

Photograph

Resting on a Porch

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: Mr. and Mrs. Chas Joss and Mrs. Van Dyke sit on a residential porch. A planter of ivy is in front of a narrow window on the left, and the porch has decorat...

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...

Photograph

Hotel Juneau

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Street view. House on left, Hotel Juneau on right. Two children stand in front of hotel.

Date: 1860 after

Description: Jefferson Davis, wearing his nightshirt with rumpled hair, is recoiling from a large snake. The snake's tongue is touching Davis' nose. A marsh appears in...

Date: 1881 

Description: Back page of a four-page brochure. Features an illustration of a man using a horse-drawn harvester in a field.

Date: 1893 

Description: Front and back of an advertising folder produced by the D.M. Osborne Company, manufacturers of agricultural machinery. Features illustrations of a young gi...

Photograph

Orasmus Cole

Date: 1858 ca.

Description: Waist-up portrait of Orasmus Cole.

Drawing

The Household

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Original pen and ink drawing of an illustration for a McCormick Company advertising catalog. Features a drawing of a farmhouse, trees and grounds in winter...

Photograph

City Hospital

Date: 1892 ca.

Description: View across street of City Hospital.

Map or Atlas

Sanborn Map of Hurley

Date: 1898-02 

Description: Sanborn map of Hurley featuring the Montreal Mining Company.

Photograph

Barley Field

Date: 1895-07-09 

Description: A twenty-acre field of barley on the farm of Chas Parey, with two men standing waist-high in the barley. A hardwood forest lines the edge of the field.

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