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Date: 1871 ca.

Description: Two men in hats stand by a wagon loaded with an organ. The wagon carries the sign "pianos & organs." A boy holds the horse. Behind them is a picket fence a...

Date: 1869 ca.

Description: Diploma awarded to fire fighter James Richard Cummings for his service to Madison in 1869. The diploma is illustrated with scenes of fire fighting heroics,...

Date: 1874 ca.

Description: Christiana Township, Wis. Section 18. A group of twenty-one people in front of large brick house that has shutters, porch on at least two sides, trim aroun...

Date: 1861-10-14 

Description: Engraving of Old Abe, mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Civil War Voluntary Infantry, displayed for a crowd. The eagle bearer holds Old Abe's staff perch while t...

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Elevated view of multiple homes and buildings.

Date: 1857 ca.

Description: Green Bay Intelligencer Newspaper Office. This was the first newspaper published in Wisconsin. The building was on Main Street. This drawing appeared in...

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: Drawing of an early locomotive that the Milwaukee and Mississippi Railroad rebuilt to run on the M.& M. R.R. line (which was later absorbed into the Chicag...

Date: 1882-02-03 before

Description: Cover and interior menu for "M. Le General Fairchild" in shadowed blackletter with the intertwined initials "M" and "P" and the head of a goat above. Gold-...

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Men walking across a bridge over railroad tracks.

Date: 1835 ca.

Description: Brewett, Chief of the Miami Tribe. Hand-colored lithograph from the Aboriginal Portfolio, drawn at the Treaty of Massinnewa (1827).

Date: 1894 

Description: Front cover featuring a color illustration of a man forging a chain on an anvil. He is wearing a winged helmet with the word "Progress" on the front. The c...

Date: 1832 ca.

Description: Hunting of the grizzly bear.

Date: 1863 

Description: Composite of photographic portraits of soldiers, and at the top left and right corners, two camp scenes, of the Seventh Wisconsin Light Artillery Battery.


Lake Terraces

Date: 1850 

Description: View of Lake Superior shoreline with terraces leading to the beach. A canoe can be seen on the beach.

Date: 1876 before

Description: Stereograph. Building also housed the Custom House. Corner of Milwaukee and Wisconisn Streets.

Date: 1872 

Description: Lithograph elevated view of the Alexander Mitchell home and gardens seen from the corner of Ninth and Spring Streets. Pedestrians, horse-riders and a horse...

Book or Pamphlet

H.M.S. Terror

Date: 1838 

Description: Position of H.M.S. Terror on the 22nd of February, 1837. The sailing ship was immobilized in the sea ice near Southampton Island, at the entrance to...

Date: 1890 

Description: This map shows lot and block numbers, established dock lines, docks, slips, railroads, streets, selected industrial buildings, sites for manufactories, and...

Date: 1888 ca.

Description: Exterior of Schlitz Brewing Company with two men and a boy in suits and hats in the foreground.

Date: 1856 

Description: This map show the surveyed southern part of state and includes "profile of the Milwaukee and Mississippi Rail Road." Counties are shown in pink, green, blu...

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