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Date: 1880 

Description: Front and back of advertising cards for the Excelsior Gleaner and Binder. Front features illustrations of a man using the machinery in a field. The back fe...

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: 1860 after

Description: A knight mounted on a horse is wearing the Union shield as he battles a dragon with a sword. The dragon has the word "SECESSION" on its side. Black ink on...

Date: 1886 

Description: Panoramic drawing of Madison, looking from the University toward the Wisconsin State Capitol. Among the locations identified along the border of the image...

Date: 1880 

Description: Holiday card with ribbons, flowers and fruit. On the ribbon are the words "A Merry Christmas!". Chromolithograph.

Date: 1899 

Description: A reproduction of an ad or counter card for the Universal Food Chopper. Text on the image reads, "The Universal Food Chopper, and a few of the things it ch...

Date: 1860 

Description: A damaged Republican Party ticket for the Racine County Wisconsin slate headed by Abraham Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin. Also of note on the ticket is Congre...

Date: 1898-05-24 before

Description: Front and back covers, printed in color, of the bill of fare served at the Grand Hotel on the birthday of Queen Victoria, with a tinted three-quarter view...

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Head and shoulders portrait of Chester A. Arthur, the 21st President of the United States. Arthur was born on October 5, 1829 in Fairfield, Vermont, and di...

Date: 1835 ca.

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

Date: 1860 after

Description: Winfield Scott and William Seward stand in the boxing ring in which Lincoln fought Davis. Text at top reads, "CHAMPION PRIZE ENVELOPE - LINCOLN & DAVIS IN...

Date: 1885 

Description: Broadsheet describing a pledge made by agricultural machinery manufacturers to compete fairly with one another, and not try to break up competitors' sales....

Date: 1835 ca.

Description: O'-check-ka, or Four Legs, Head Chief of the Winnebago (Ho-Chunk) on Lake Michigan. Hand-colored lithograph from the Aboriginal Portfolio, painted at the...

Date: 1869-02-20 

Description: Engraved image of a man riding an ice velocipede, a bicycle-like vehicle with a studded front wheel and back blades. In the background is an iceboat.

Date: 1860 after

Description: Envelope compares a young man of the North, on the left, to a young man of the South, on the right. The young Northern man is working with an older man on...

Date: 1881 

Description: Front of advertising card featuring a color illustration of a man and young boy outside during winter. The man is using a Lightning Hay knife to cut the ha...

Date: 1849-05-10 

Description: Illustration of the "terrific and fatal" riot at the New York Astor Place Opera House.

Date: 1861 ca.

Description: Uncle Sam holds a bottle labeled "DAVIS", with a figure of a man on it, as he stands with a snake labeled "SECESSION" under his left foot. The caption bel...

Date: 1892 

Description: Milwaukee works. Long steel mill located on the bank of either a lake or a river. Multitudes of smokestacks, tracks, and small buildings.

Date: 1867 

Description: Engraving of portraits of Generals in the Union Army during the Civil War. U.S. Grant is in the center, with H.W. Halleck on his left, and clockwise from t...

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