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Date: 1842 ca.

Description: American Fur Company with both Mission churches. Sketch purportedly by a Native American youth. Probably an overpainted photographic copy enlargement. Pape...

Date: 1847 ca.

Description: An artists rendition of the western view of the Thiensville mills from the local tavern.

Newspaper Article/Clipping

"Southport American" Whig Publication

Date: 1845-08-02 

Description: Front page of "Southport American."

Date: 1844 ca.

Description: Group portrait of North American Indians. Portraits of the O-Jib-Be-Ways, and individual portraits, one smoking a pipe. Symbols corresponding to individual...

Map or Atlas

Map of Milwaukee

Date: 1846 

Description: This map shows lot and block numbers, roads, railroads, and some landowners’ names and includes the manuscript annotations: "From the Lapham collection" --...

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: This map of La Crosse is ink and pencil on paper and shows lot and block numbers, as well as buildings. An inscription on the bottom of the map reads: "Tim...

Date: 1849 

Description: Directions for putting together and operating McCormick's Patent Virginia Reaper. Features a woodcut illustration with labeled parts.

Date: 1844-01-12 

Description: Letter from Thomas Steel, Waukesha County physician and farmer, to his father, James Steel, in London, England. It includes a hand-drawn map of Milwaukee C...

Date: 1846 ca.

Description: This map of Prairieville, later renamed Waukesha, is ink and pencil on paper and shows the Fox River, a plat of village, and lot owners.

Date: 1845 

Description: Two holiday cards with European Robins. Robins are a symbol of Christmas in Great Britain. Caption reads: "A merry christmas". Chromolithograph. Images and...

Date: 1846 

Description: "Rules to be observed by the pupils of public schools of Milwaukee".

Date: 1841 before

Description: A head and shoulders portrait of William Henry Harrison, 9th President of the United States, 1841. Born in Virginia on February 9, 1773, he was the first...

Date: 1848 

Description: This map by Increase Lapham shows the township and range system in southern and eastern Wisconsin as well as along the Wisconsin River in present-day Marat...

Painting

Fort Crawford

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: A view of Fort Crawford (the second site and buildings of 1829-?).

Date: 1845 ca.

Description: View of the gorge at St. Croix with a boat and multiple figures visible in the background.

Date: 1845-06 

Description: This map is pen-and-ink on paper and shows the numbers, dimensions, and acreages of lots, as well as survey monuments and streets. Also included is a cert...

Date: 1844 

Description: Illustration of the west side of East Water Street.

Date: 1844 

Description: Indians on horseback hunting buffaloes (Plate 9). "Some sixty or seventy young men, all mounted on their wild horses, and armed with bows and lances only,...

Date: 1849-07-31 

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

Date: 1849-07-24 

Description: Cathedral Rock in Wyoming; sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon Trail).

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