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The Pet Bird

Date: 1852-01 

Description: A colored engraving depicting a bird under a glass dome with flowers and plants on a decorative shelf.

Date: 1844 

Description: Indians on foot and horseback capturing wild horses (Plate 4). "Taking the wild horse and breaking him down is one of the proudest feats of the Indian a...

Date: 1835 ca.

Description: O-wan-ich-koh (also phoneticized Hoowanneka) or the Little Elk, a chief of the Ho-Chunk. This portrait depicts Little Elk as he appeared at the Treaty of P...

Date: 1861 

Description: An image of the Devil holding a pitchfork. The words "THE DEVIL" appear on his chest. Caption below reads "THE FIRST SECESSIONIST". Black ink on beige enve...

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At-te-conse

Date: 1835 ca.

Description: At-te-conse, or The Young Reindeer, a Chippeway (Ojibwa) Chief. Hand-colored lithograph from the Aboriginal Portfolio.

Date: 1832 ca.

Description: Missouri Indian.

Date: 1895 

Description: Front cover of a booklet advertising the Van Duzen gas and gasoline engine featuring an illustration of the engine along with text reading, "Manufactured b...

Date: 1849-04 

Description: Engraving with color of two women modeling high fashion dresses.

Date: 1868 

Description: Page from an advertising brochure for "McCormick's Prize Mower." Includes illustrations of award medals for the Paris Exposition Universal of 1867, and a m...

Date: 1881 

Description: Advertising card for Deering harvesting machinery showing young boys operating a grain binder drawn by oxen. The caption reads "the Deering binder at work...

Date: 1888 

Description: Calendar from a McCormick Harvesting Machine Company advertising catalog. The illustrations show an American farmer sitting in front of the fire while in...

Date: 1865 

Description: Jefferson Davis in a hoop skirt with a basket and fallen dagger. Photographic card of a cartoon concerning Jefferson Davis' flight across Georgia in women...

Date: 1835 ca.

Description: Ta-ma-kake-toke, or the Woman that Spoke First, a mourning Chippeway (Ojibwa) Squaw. Hand-colored lithograph from the Aboriginal Portfolio, painted at the...

Date: 1860 after

Description: An old woman, stooped over and holding a cane, has Union soldiers ("NORTH" on the left) and Confederate soldiers ("SOUTH" on the right) climbing ladders to...

Date: 1860 after

Description: The Confederate flag, upside down. Caption below reads, "A flag-itious article out of place." Blue and red ink on cream envelope, image in upper left corne...

Date: 1860 after

Description: Cotton plant within a decorative frame. The caption below reads "The Cotton Plant — King of the South". Black ink on beige envelope, image appears on the l...

Date: 1860 after

Description: A graphic design of a Confederate officer labeled "SECESSION" hanging by the neck from a beam. He is choking, his tongue is hanging out and his eyes are pr...

Date: 1859 

Description: Handbill for W.K. Miller's Iron Harvester, a combined reaper and mower manufactured by C.M. Russell & Company. Features three line drawings of machines.

Date: 1872-02-22 before

Description: Menu of the banquet for the second reunion of the First Regiment of Wisconsin Infantry Volunteers. On the cover are ornamented initials and the type is imp...

Date: 1886 ca.

Description: Foldout advertising card for the McCormick grain binder. Includes a color illustration of a farmer operating a horse-drawn grain binder under the text "the...

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