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Date: 1844 

Description: Cross section drawing of a Wisconsin lead mine.

Date: 1849-08-01 

Description: Bear Valley in Utah with a wagon train descending the mountains. sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Tra...

Date: 1848 

Description: Immigrant map.

Date: 1849 

Description: Hand-colored lithograph of Little Elk (Hoo-Wan-ne-ka), chief of the Ho-Chunk, as he appeared during an official visit to Washington, D.C. in 1824. This por...

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: 1845 ca.

Description: A cased daguerreotype portrait of Horace Griswold Bliss sitting in a chair with his legs crossed. He was purported to be Madison's first pharmacist. Bliss...

Date: 1844 

Description: Indian dance, with some wearing bear masks (Plate 18). "Next in importance to the buffalo hunts, and not less exciting and spirited in its character, is th...

Photograph

Little Stone House

Date: 1841 

Description: Photographic print of a sketch of a residential home titled, "Little Stone House."

Date: 1849-05-27 

Description: The wagon train crossing Laramie Creek in Wyoming.

Date: 1849-07-16 

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

Date: 1846-11-26 

Description: A drawing by Thomas Steel of his farm property contained in a letter Steel wrote to his father James Steel.

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: 1842 ca.

Description: This is a map of northern Illinois and the parts of Wisconsin that had been surveyed by 1842. It shows county lines and university land, and depicts lead a...

Date: 1848 

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...

Date: 1842 ca.

Description: Large volume rare book entitled "United States Exploring Expedition". During the years 1838-1842 and under the command of Charles Wilkes, U.S.N. An Atlas o...

Date: 1844-09-20 

Description: Concluding page of document handwritten by Thomas Marshall, which includes his signature.

Date: 1848-11-22 

Description: Frontispiece from a passport issued to Benedict Goldenberger from the canton of Aargau, Switzerland. He left Aargau in 1851, went to Massachussetts, and th...

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...

Date: 1849-07-07 

Description: The Red Buttes, Wyoming and Sweetwater River; sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as t...

Date: 1844 

Description: Indians on horseback trying to kill a bear (Plate 19). "The preliminaries of the hunt for the Grizzly Bear having been settled in the manner described in t...

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