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Ingram Block

Date: 1896 

Description: Corner view of the Ingram block, which contained the public library.

Date: 1896-09-24 

Description: An interior view of the parlor of the William A.P. Morris residence. On the right is a young woman sitting sideways in front of a piano looking towards the...

Date: 1893 

Description: Studio portrait of Gerhard Gesell's five children (l to r: Arnold, Bertha, Robert, Gerhard, and Wilma) posed around a Christmas tree with their gifts.

Date: 1850 

Description: Broadside advertising McCormick's Patent Virginia Reaper, manufactured by the company then known as C.H. McCormick & Co. D.W. Brown of Ashland, Ohio was t...

Date: 1873 ca.

Description: A group portrait of a well-dressed group of young men with hats and canes outdoors. They may be at Maple Bluff on Lake Mendota near Madison.

Date: 1863 

Description: Includes index to public buildings, churches, schools. Inset: Glidden & LockwoodÂ’s addition. Gives names of some property owners.

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Advertising poster for the Eureka Mower Company featuring color illustration of a well-dressed farmer riding a mower pulled by two horses. Trees, mountains...

Date: 1861 

Description: Civil War commemorative roster of Company F, 11th Wisconsin Infantry, Harvey Zouaves of the Eleventh Regiment.


Camp Asylum

Date: 1865 

Description: Detail (central image) of "The Southern Prisons of U.S. Officers" showing Camp Asylum in South Carolina.


Edward Pier

Date: 1856 

Description: Head and shoulders portrait of Edward Pier. He was born in New Haven, Vermont on March 31, 1807, and came to Wisconsin in September of 1834. Pier was one...

Date: 1872 ca.

Description: Family in front of a wood fence with one man sitting on top of it. A woman holds a baby and child on small front porch of frame house behind. There is an a...

Date: 1854 ca.

Description: Shows street grid, sections in adjacent townships, routes of railroads and projected railroads, post offices, and creeks. Table of references identifies m...

Date: 1873 ca.

Description: Men in wagons posed in front of a rural post office. They brandish guns, whiskey bottles and possibly a harmonica with humorous intent.

Date: 1885 after

Description: Stereograph view of Middle College building with a group of people.


Oxmobile "Pioneer"

Date: 1875 

Description: Team of oxen pulling a wagon in front of Schuette Brothers store grain warehouse on a muddy Jay Street. The man standing with the oxen is likely Fred Wilke...

Date: 1897 ca.

Description: Mr. Edward Schildhauer sits in a rocking chair at an angled architect desk. The desk is covered with papers and various drafting tools such as a protractor...


Milwaukee River

Date: 1874 

Description: Milwaukee River near the Milwaukee settlement. People are depicted doing work in boats along the shore. Original is a pen and ink drawing, presumably made...


John C. Frazee

Date: 1865 after

Description: Ferrotype/tintype of John C. Frazee, 1857-1929. Quarter-length portrait facing slightly left, wearing suit coat, vest and white shirt. Hand-coloring on che...


$30 Reward

Date: 1864-02-01 

Description: List of Civil War draft-dodgers issued by the Provost Marshal's office, Fifth District of Wisconsin.


Alba House

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Alba House, with individuals standing outside its entrance and on the balcony.

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