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Date: 1899 

Description: Two horses stand next to each other in front of what may be a painted backdrop of a tree-lined street. A male circus performer stands in the center holding...


Unidentified Woman

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Carte-de-visite quarter-length portrait of an unidentified young woman. She is wearing a lace collar with a brooch, and a dark ribbon around her neck.

Map or Atlas

Map of Pekatolica

Date: 1836 

Description: This map is ink and watercolor on paper and shows a plat of a paper city (a city planned but never built). Some streets and the Pekatolica River are labele...

Date: 1823 ca.

Description: First church in Green Bay.

Date: 1873 ca.

Description: Stereograph image of a Native American man and woman with a young child, members of the Ute Indian Tribe, standing in front of a grass structure.

Date: 1860-12 

Description: Graph showing the profile of a semi-diurnal spring tidal curve deduced from 5452 half hourly ordinates obtained from the records of self registering tide g...


Artesian Well

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: Stereograph of artesian well, located near the intersection of Wisconsin Street and South Minnesota Street (since renamed Wacouta).


Noah Phelps

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Noah Phelps. He was born in Lewis County, New York, on May 21, 1808. Phelps came to Wisconsin on May 1, 1833, and resided...

Date: 1832 ca.

Description: Travellers setting up camp along the Missouri River.

Date: 1865 ca.

Description: University of Wisconsin-Madison campus showing the first three buildings on campus, South Hall (left), University Hall [Bascom Hall] (center), and North Ha...

Book or Pamphlet

Buckeye Calendar — July

Date: 1893 

Description: Calendar with the month July, 1893. Features an illustration of a man in a field taking a drink, while a young girl stands by holding a pail. The man is ri...

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Certificate appointing Lucius Fairchild as the director of the Gettysburg Battle Field Memorial Association. The certificate is decorated with oval portrai...

Date: 1858 

Description: Drawing of the exterior of the Shopiere Flouring Mill. Several men, some in a horse-drawn wagon are in front of the building.

Map or Atlas

Dane Co., Wis.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: This late-19th century map of Dane County, Wisconsin, shows the township and range grid, towns, sections, cities and villages, lakes and streams, roads, an...


Summer Kitchen

Date: 1898-08 

Description: Summer kitchen at the Turville family farmhouse.

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: It was in this shop that Christopher Sholes, inventor of the typewriter, did much of his work on various inventions. This photograph may be as early as th...

Date: 1899 

Description: Exterior view of the Dodge County Workhouse for Transients.


Old Abe Portrait

Date: 1870 

Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of a stuffed bald eagle, purportedly, Old Abe. There is a flag at the left and at the bottom is written "The Eagel[sic] of The Ei...

Date: 1889 after

Description: Embossed photograph (platinum print) of Fred Pabst. "Pabst, Frederick (Mar. 28, 1836-Jan. 1, 1904), brewer, business executive, b. Thuringia, Germany. He m...

Date: 1859 

Description: Steam-powered car designed to run on ice across the Mississippi River at Prairie du Chien. The LADY FRANKLIN made one successful trip across, but wa...

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