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Date: 1898 ca.

Description: A boy dressed in knickers clears the ice in preparation to fish next to his family's ice shanty.

Date: 1886 

Description: Cover of an advertising catalog for William Deering and Company farm machinery. Features an illustration of a young woman in a wheat field surrounded by bi...

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: Studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of eight women, three of whom are sitting, and one seated man.

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: View of Methodist Episcopal Church or Emma Suxton Memorial Church.

Date: 1849-05-17 ca.

Description: Nodaway, Missouri; Sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon Trail). Wilkins d...

Date: 1878 ca.

Description: Gjertrud Amundsen Dahl, the wife of Andrew Dahl, in a studio portrait taken by her husband. The reverse of the photograph reads "A.L. Dahl, Landscape Photo...

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: A farmer operates a McCormick binder pulled by two horses in a field of grain. The gear mechanisms at the rear of the binder are clearly visible in the ima...

Photograph

Albert Emmonson

Date: 1862 ca.

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Albert Emmerson, a sergeant in Company C, 15th Wisconsin Infantry, in uniform and holding a revolver across his chest. The...

Photograph

Fashionable Couples

Date: 1869 ca.

Description: Two well-dressed couples near wood fence in front of frame house with hipped roof.

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Portrait of Sherwin Gillett (b. 1879) when he was a baby.

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Funeral wreath of Caroline Keyser Preus, the wife of Lutheran minister Herman Amberg Preus.

Date: 1894-05-10 

Description: View from river of three men in a sailboat near the shoreline. Behind them are houseboats up on blocks on the shore of the Ohio River, with other buildings...

Date: 1835 ca.

Description: A Celebrated Ottawa Chief. Hand-colored lithograph from the Aboriginal Portfolio, painted at the Treaty of Fort Wayne (1827).

Drawing

Oak Trees

Date: 1852-09 

Description: Pencil drawing of oak trees on in the oak savanna setting. The illustrated trees have dead branches but still sprout some live leaves.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: "Commands Honored" monument in the form of a large bronze book opened to pages reading "High Water Mark on the Rebellion" and "Repulse of Longstreet's Assa...

Date: 1882 ca.

Description: Woman sitting in a chair reading, with one child on a rocking horse and another child in a high chair.

Date: 1878 ca.

Description: A family sits around a table with a stereoscope on it. An upright and wing frame house with a stone foundation is behind them. The woman has a large doll l...

Photograph

River Scene

Date: 1871 

Description: Scene at river showing fire destruction.

Date: 1872 date unknown

Description: A group of loggers poses for a photograph amongst cut logs in a snow-covered wooded area. The men to the middle of the image have their axes in hand, whil...

Date: 1844-01-12 

Description: Letter from Thomas Steel, Waukesha County physician and farmer, to his father, James Steel, in London, England. It includes a hand-drawn map of Milwaukee C...

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