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Date: 1891 ca.

Description: This colorful map shows additions, railroads, docks, streets, established dock lines, marshes, and proposed belt line railroad. The map covers west and sou...

Date: 1857 

Description: An actor in an Indian headdress and jewelry for performance of "Black Hawk, or Lily of the Prairie," a drama written by Mary Elizabeth Mears and presented...

Date: 1887-09 

Description: Outdoor group portrait of six men sitting around a table in military uniform in an open field. On the table are pens, an inkwell, two cigar boxes and paper...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: A group of locally important Potawatomi Indians, apparently photographed in a government or law office at Escanaba, Michigan. Left to right standing are F...

Date: 1856-12 

Description: Handbill and order form advertising reaper and mower manufactured by Cyrus Hall McCormick. This describes the gold medal awarded at the "Great French Exhib...

Date: 1866-03-15 

Description: People gather the morning after a fire that destroyed Dixon's store as well as $100,000 worth of goods and eleven other places of business. The flames were...

Date: 1886 

Description: The first electric street railway in Wisconsin.

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Mining and lumbering provided the impetus for the development of northern Wisconsin and Ashland was ideally situated to become a leading city of the "new W...

Date: 1881 

Description: Advertising card with the heading: "To make hens lay, use Sheridan's condition powder." Features a color illustration of a man in a hen house on the left h...

Date: 1889 ca.

Description: St. Joseph's Catholic Church built in 1841 by Father Frederick Baraga (later Bishop), who established his mission in 1835. A small log church was commenced...

Date: 1899-06-12 after

Description: A woman and her young daughter stand in a yard examining a house in the aftermath of a tornado. The house has one entire side missing, a tree leans over on...

Photograph

Byron Kilbourn

Date: 1855 ca.

Description: Portrait of Byron Kilbourn, Milwaukee businessman.

Photograph

Mrs. Roseline Peck

Date: 1874 before

Description: Waist-up portrait of Mrs. Roseline Peck, born 1808 - died 1898, the first white woman in Madison, Wisconsin. She was the wife of the first tavern keeper, E...

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: Office of the State Board of Control, Wisconsin Reformatory, Charitable and Penal Institutions in the third Wisconsin State Capitol.

Date: 1858 

Description: A survey map that shows the status of township surveys in Wisconsin. At that point, the majority of the state had been surveyed and platted, with the area...

Photograph

Stephen Nicholas

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Quarter-length portrait of Stephen Nicholas (1840-1901) of Chilton, Wisconsin. Stephen was a member of the Narragansett tribe. He served with Co. D, 1st...

Date: 1848-11-22 

Description: Frontispiece from a passport issued to Benedict Goldenberger from the canton of Aargau, Switzerland. He left Aargau in 1851, went to Massachussetts, and th...

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Elevated view of the "Dell Queen" entering the Narrows via Devil's Elbow as Hattie and Nellie Bennett look on from an overlook on the shoreline.

Photograph

Indian Dance

Date: 1898 

Description: The opening dance of the Trans-Mississippi Exposition and Indian Congress.

Date: 1878 ca.

Description: Large group at Syttende Mai (May Celebrations), possibly at Winnequah. Norwegian ladies are playing croquet and there is a Norwegian Flag on the side. Wome...

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