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Description: Sixth-plate daguerreotype. Waist-up portrait of an unknown man sitting in a chair. He is holding a cane in one hand, and is wearing a suit coat, vest, and...
Date: 1849-05 ca.
Description: The vast prairies in Missouri; an oxen-pulled wagon is visible. Sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trai...
Description: Ninth plate ferrotype/tintype. Three-quarter length portrait of Henry A. Cooper, as a young boy, standing in front of a backdrop. He is wearing a military...
Date: 1840 ca.
Description: Valentine's Day card with flowers and gold and white flourishes. Text at bottom reads "Ever Thine". It has been mounted to a piece of paper and a silhouett...
Description: Shooting of Charles C.P. Arndt by James Vineyard in the territorial council chamber of the legislature. This depiction of the event was created by the staf...
Description: Cross section drawing of a Wisconsin lead mine.
Description: A document written in Norwegian with the words "Otte Skilling Species" at the top of the page.
Description: Jail and Courthouse Rocks in Nebraska; Sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oreg...
Description: The Black Hills sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon Trail).
Description: Distant view of the early settlement of the town showing a strip of low-slung buildings in a barren expanse.
Description: Pen-and-ink on paper. Map shows 1840s homes with owner names, a Native American cemetery, and other points of interest. Relief shown by hachures. Oriented...
Description: Devil's Gate in Wyoming; sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon Trail).
Date: 1846 ca.
Description: A hand-colored map of Wisconsin shows the counties in the state south and east of the Wisconsin and Fox rivers and the locations of Indian lands to the nor...
Date: 1845 ca.
Description: View of Cheever's Mill, located on the St. Croix River.
Description: A head and shoulders portrait of Martin Van Buren, the 8th President of the United States from 1837-1841. Born on December 5, 1782 in Columbia, New York,...
Description: A map of the Wisconsin and Iowa territories, with the surveyed counties of southern Wisconsin and eastern Iowa identified. The map shows the sectioning of...
Description: Photographic print of a sketch of a residential home titled, "Little Stone House."
Description: A drawing by Thomas Steel of his farm property contained in a letter Steel wrote to his father James Steel.
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