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Date: 1873 ca.

Description: Allen E. Adsit is standing on a grassy hillside in the foreground. In the distance is the Allen E. Adsit farm which includes a three-story frame house wit...

Photograph

Fort McPherson

Date: 1865 ca.

Description: View from a distance of Fort McPherson, built under the direction of Samuel Glyde Swain.

Date: 1871 

Description: Aftermath of Peshtigo fire on October 8, 1871. Devastated landscape with deer carcass in foreground. The Peshtigo fire razed the small town of approximatel...

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: A chain and posts border the yard of the lighthouse, which is attached to a two-story house.

Date: 1870 

Description: Vignetted carte-de-visite portrait of Professor Davenport Fisher (1832-1911), Milwaukee chemist. After earning his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Heidelberg Unive...

Date: 1880 

Description: Holiday card with ribbons, flowers and fruit. On the ribbon are the words "A Merry Christmas!". Chromolithograph.

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: Three men and two women in front yard, with frame house and two children standing on porch behind. The house has a stone foundation and small second story...

Date: 1861 ca.

Description: Uncle Sam holds a bottle labeled "DAVIS", with a figure of a man on it, as he stands with a snake labeled "SECESSION" under his left foot. The caption bel...

Date: 1854-07 

Description: Map of La Pointe.

Date: 1874 after

Description: Stereoview of Broadway in Milwaukee. Home has many peaks on the roof, and the drive to the entrance is on the right.

Photograph

Family around Fence

Date: 1873 ca.

Description: Family in front of fence with picket gate; lady with open parasol, and boy sitting on top of fence with men behind. There is a frame house obscured by pine...

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: David Bow Littlesoldier (MauJchayMauNeeKah) poses in front of a backdrop that appears in many of Van Schaick‚Äôs photographs. He wears a hat (wookanak), a be...

Photograph

Peck Cabin

Date: 1837 ca.

Description: An amateur painting, probably representing the "first house in Madison, Wisconsin". The Peck Cabin, one of the many free variations on an original paintin...

Date: 1888 

Description: Lithographed advertising poster showing the Civil War Battle of Atlanta. Produced for the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company, the poster features insets...

Date: 1874 ca.

Description: Two carriages and a family are posed in front of a picket fence. Behind them is a large frame house with carpenter's lace trim. A wooden barrel is in the b...

Date: 1865 ca.

Description: Three men standing at entrance of residence used as headquarters when S.G. Swain, (on left), was in charge of fortifications at Fort McPherson. All three m...

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: Originally printed in the Centennial Records of the Women of Wisconsin on page 37. It illustrates the large houses and the surrounding bustling road. The h...

Date: 1820 

Description: Narrative Journal of Travels from Detroit Northwest through the Great chain of American Lakes to the sources of the Mississippi River in the year 1820. Ill...

Drawing

Milton Academy

Date: 1865 

Description: A drawing of Milton Academy.

Date: 1898 

Description: Flags and posters are displayed over King Street for the fifty year celebration. One banner reads: "1848 Wisconsin 1898." Pedestrians are on the streets an...

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