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Date: 1860 after

Description: General Winfield Scott is chopping down a tall tree with an ax. Eight frightened men cling to the upper limbs. Caption below reads, "The downfall of Secess...

Photograph

Fred D. Grant

Date: 1865 

Description: Full-length studio portrait of Fred D. Grant, son of Ulysses S. Grant, at 15 years of age, standing near a chair in front of a painted backdrop dressed in...

Date: 1869 

Description: Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway locomotive no. 40, called the L.B. Rock, at the Chestnut Street yards. The mast of a ship is visible in the background, and...

Drawing

Chair Invention

Date: 1863 ca.

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

Print

James Monroe

Date: 1861 

Description: Portrait engraving of James Monroe from a painting by Alonzo Chappel.

Date: 1863 ca.

Description: A diagram of a table saw, designed and drawn by John Muir.

Date: 1867 ca.

Description: Carte-de-visite studio portrait of a chief standing in front of a backdrop. He is wearing a long coat, fringed shirt, and a crown on his head. In his hands...

Date: 1860 after

Description: Confederate President Jefferson Davis with his nose caught in a bear trap (Washington) while holding a confederate/pirate flag. Caption reads, "Jeff though...

Date: 1860-12-17 

Description: "An ordinance to dissolve the Union between the State of South Carolina and other states united with her under the compact entitled 'The Constitution of th...

Date: 1866 

Description: Cliffs along Lu-la Lake. A waterfall is in the background. Plate 15

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: Stereoview of the Townsend House boathouse across a lake.

Map or Atlas

Montrose Plat Map

Date: 1861 

Description: The township of Montrose, which is a detail from a Dane County plat map.

Date: 1867 ca.

Description: Randall Wilcox's home, with fence and people standing on the front porch.

Date: 1863 ca.

Description: Exterior of St. John Chrysostom Episcopal Church, with trees and a fence.

Photograph

Civil War Soldiers

Date: 1863 ca.

Description: The men in this tintype image were among 500 soldiers taken prisoner at Brentwood on March 25, 1863 and sent to Richmond. They were exchanged for Confedera...

Print

Union Rally

Date: 1864-09-10 

Description: Civil War handbill promoting Union recruitment.

Date: 1868-12 

Description: Engraved view of four women racing on bicycles. Spectators in the background are behind a fence.

Date: 1860 after

Description: A cavalry soldier sits on his horse, with a military camp and flag in the background. The faint image of Abraham Lincoln is from the opposite envelope in t...

Photograph

Pine Mountain

Date: 1866 

Description: Pine Mountain with a lone, bare tree on top. Trees and shrubs are in the foreground. Plate 30

Date: 1861 

Description: View of Madison from Main Hall, now Bascom Hall, on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. South Hall is in the foreground, with several residences an...

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