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Date: 1855 ca.

Description: This map by Increase Lapham shows the Penokee Iron Range in Ashland and Iron counties, Wisconsin. Part of the Gogebic Range, the Penokees extend from an ar...

Date: 1860 after

Description: Two pirates, one armed with two pistols and the other with a rifle, are bringing a shackled soldier labeled "U.S." to Jefferson Davis. Davis is relaxing in...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Looking south from the capitol dome of the Wisconsin State Capitol, the view is of West Main Street bound by South Hamilton Street and Monona Avenue (now M...

Date: 1844 

Description: Handwritten page from Increase Lapham's unpublished gazetteer of Wisconsin. The page includes entries for Choaking Creek, Cincinnati, City of the Four Lak...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Al-che-say, chief of the White Mountain Apache, and his war council.

Date: 1897 

Description: Official copy of Cyrus McCormick's 1834 reaper patent. This copy was made by the Patent Office at the request of the McCormick family.

Photograph

Hutson House

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Stereograph view of the Hutson House, with people standing on its balcony and porch.

Date: 1870 

Description: View of the town and Chippewa river, with a steamboat in the center of the image. A smaller boat is next to the steamboat, with a man standing either in t...

Date: 1897 

Description: Portrait of Jessie Turvill Thwaites, wife of the Wisconsin Historical Society Director Ruben Gold Thwaites. She is sitting sideways in a chair, and is hold...

Map or Atlas

Geneva Wisconsin

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: This map of Geneva shows lots and acreages, reserved land, and public squares. Streets and Lake Geneva are labeled. The map includes manuscript annotations...

Date: 1879-09-10 

Description: The Madison Brass Band performing at the Wisconsin State Fair at Camp Randall. The view is facing east toward the Wisconsin State Capitol.

Date: 1895-07-19 

Description: Man and dog standing in a field of spring wheat on the farm of Ferdinand Ledke. Another man is standing in the background, facing the forest.

Date: 1864 

Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of Sir William Jackson Hooker (1785-1865), English botanist. Preceded his son, Joseph Dalton Hooker, as director of Kew Gardens....

Date: 1836 

Description: This map shows Havre Bay, a part of Maumee Bay, parts of Indian Island, Gard’s Island (Michigan), the Ottawa River, Vance River, creeks, and Ottawa Point (...

Date: 1880-06-10 

Description: Elevated group portrait of the veterans of the First Wisconsin Calvary. They are standing in rows in the street. Horses with wagons are behind them, and a...

Date: 1886 ca.

Description: An image of three men taken with a Stirn Concealed Vest Pocket Camera. The #1 Detective Camera held a 14cm round glass plate for making six 4cm wide round...

Date: 1853-06 

Description: This map is ink, pencil, and color on paper and shows lot and block numbers and dimensions, sold lots, streets, and the Mississippi River. Some lots are co...

Photograph

Racine College

Date: 1869 ca.

Description: View of individuals standing on the front lawn of Taylor Hall on the campus of Racine College.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Stereoview of Big Manitou Falls on the Black River. This waterfall reportedly was called "Gitchee Monido" by the Ojibwa, which means "Falls of the Great Sp...

Date: 1867 

Description: Bird's-eye map of La Crosse with nine insets of residences, schools, and the Court House and Jail.

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