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Date: 1862-08-10 

Description: A hand-drawn map of the Battle of Wilson's Creek, Springfield, Missouri. Other notes and locations include: "Lyon was killed instantly while heading his tr...

Date: 1849 

Description: Pencil sketch of a cross-section of the Dells of the Wisconsin River.

Date: 1842 

Description: This hand-colored lithograph of the second Fort Howard, with Indians canoeing on the Fox River, shows the hospital built 1834-1835 outside the stockade on...

Drawing

Baptism Bay

Date: 1873 ca.

Description: Drawing of the entrance to Baptism Bay on Lake Superior.

Date: 1851 

Description: A watercolor view of Madison by Johann B. Wengler, an Austrian who traveled in America, 1850-1851. Wengler's watercolor is the earliest known realistic rep...

Date: 1862 ca.

Description: Preliminary sketch of a battlefield with trees and human outlines.

Date: 1862-10-03 

Description: "General Rosecranz and staff huredly [sic] erecting earthworks during the Battle at Corinth. The enemy driving in our lines." Men are on horses on a battle...

Date: 1876 

Description: Illustration of southwest view of the National Home For Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. The institution's name changed from National Asylum For Disabled Volun...

Date: 1880 

Description: Charcoal portrait of George Baxter Burrows. A Wisconsin State Senator (1878-1882) and real estate broker, he willed his twelve-acre Lake Mendota frontage e...

Date: 1849-07-03 

Description: Wilkins' wagons ferrying across the Laramie River in eastern Wyoming; sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overlan...

Date: 1850 

Description: Pic Island on the north shore of Lake Superior.

Date: 1848 

Description: The first Fort Crawford at Prairie du Chien, with the Mississippi River in the foreground. Although dated 1830, this scene was actually painted by Henry Le...

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: Architectural drawing of the north elevation of the Chicago residence of Cyrus Hall McCormick and his family. The drawing was produced by the architectural...

Date: 1886 

Description: Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul railroad locomotive no. 1, the Menomonee at a station with four people standing nearby.

Drawing

Comanche Combat

Date: 1890-09 

Description: Combat between a Comanche (left) and a Kiowa (right) done by a Comanche boy, at Kiowa, Comanche, and Wichita Agency, Oklahoma.

Date: 1849-05 ca.

Description: Deserted Pawnee village in Nebraska. Sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon...

Date: 1852 

Description: Landscape featuring a rural city center with a prominent courthouse surrounded by fields and woods. Rolling erosion-softened mountains rise in the backgro...

Date: 1849-08-01 

Description: Bear Valley in Utah; sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon Trail). Wilki...

Drawing

Chair Invention

Date: 1863 ca.

Description: A sketch of a chair invention by John Muir.

Date: 1862-06-19 

Description: Illustration depicting crowd attending the presentation of a sword to General Burnside.

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