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Date: 1862 ca.
Description: Full-length studio portrait of Cyrus McCormick, Jr. as a child.
Description: Poster calling for volunteers for the Civil War, claiming "Highest Bounty And Pay!".
Date: 1861 ca.
Description: Tintype portrait of Joseph Smith of Evansville, Wisconsin, member of the 3rd Wisconsin Infantry band. He is seated wearing a suit and holds a tenor horn.
Description: The front page of a letter to Electa Candy that begins, "Dear Mother".
Date: 1866 ca.
Description: Vignetted carte-de-visite portrait of James Hall (1811-1898), American geologist and paleontologist. Thought to be the top American invertebrate paleontol...
Description: The first page of a letter written by Hans Heg to his wife.
Date: 1864 ca.
Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of Professor Joseph H. McChesney, a geologist and paleontologist associated with the Illinois State Geological Survey. Shown here...
Description: Vignetted carte-de-visite portrait of William H. Pratt of Davenport, Iowa. Handwritten inscription at bottom reads, "Pratt, 1864."
Date: 1860 after
Description: The cannon "UNION", supported on the gun carriage with the names of Cameron, Lincoln, Scott and Seward on it, is firing on the house "DISUNION" with a Conf...
Description: Scene of 16 figures. A slave owner raises his whip as black families race towards Fort Monroe, some remain behind picking cotton. The slave owner is saying...
Description: An introduction to the Kentucky Papers, written by Spencer Records, which begins, "I have written the following narrative partly for my own satisfaction an...
Description: Fort Lincoln, Kansas, when the 12th Wisconsin Volunteers arrived on their march from Fort Scott to Lawrence. A watercolor by John Gaddis of Company E.
Date: 1863-09 ca.
Description: Proclamation made by the Episcopal Clergy of Philadelphia protesting the statement made by John Henry Hopkins, Bishop of the Diocese of Vermont, supporting...
Description: Portrait of Abraham Lincoln before he grew a beard, taken from an ambrotype.
Date: 1861-04-20 ca.
Description: Elevated stereograph view of the Great Union Meeting at the New York City Union Square.
Date: 1865 ca.
Description: Officers of the 43rd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, with Colonel Amasa Cobb seated at the center. It is likely this picture was taken when the field and sta...
Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of James Dwight Dana (1813-1895), American minerologist, geologist, and zoologist. He is best known for his discoveries of mountai...
Description: The township of Montrose, which is a detail from a Dane County plat map.
Description: The locomotives "Christopher Adams" and "Liverpool", taken over and operated by the U.S. military during the Civil War.
Date: 1868 ca.
Description: Stereoview of Increase Lapham examining a fragment of a meteorite.
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