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Description: A painted portrait of Andrew Jacques Vieau, son of Jacques Vieau.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Watercolor design for a conservation poster made by a Wisconsin high school student as part of a competition. The poster has an image of birch trees and fl...

Date: 1952 

Description: Watercolor painting of a Wolff-Kubly & Hirsig building (the site of the current Wisconsin Historical Museum) under construction.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Oil on paper painting of a butterfly. Bierstadt would apply oil paints directly to the paper to form one wing of a butterfly, then fold the paper in Rorsch...


Civil War Cannon

Date: 1886 ca.

Description: Oil painting of a Civil War cannon, created as a preliminary study for the Cyclorama of the Battle of Gettysburg, painted by a group of German painters kno...


Description: Sioux on horseback charging with weapons raised.


Main Street

Date: 1938 

Description: View of Main Street, looking north on Gasper Street.

Date: 1857 ca.

Description: At the opening of the railway between Grandhaven and Grand Rapids, Michigan on July 26, 1857, the locomotive Grand Rapids was manned by the railroad...


Eben Peck Cabin

Date: 1891 ca.

Description: The Eben Peck cabin, the first house in Madison, Wisconsin, was built in June, 1837. In 1891 young Isabella Dengel (1878-1904) based this painting of the c...

Date: 1960 

Description: Pencil, ink, gouache, and watercolor design for a long sleeve red shirt dress with five buttons, a belted waist, and brown gloves for Audrey Hepburn in "Br...

Date: 1849 

Description: Portrait of wife and daughter of Austin E. Quinney, chief of the Stockbridge nation.


Description: House was located at 530 N. Pinckney Street (this is not the house most strongly connected with Swenson called Thorstrand that still exists). According to...


Logging Scene


Description: A two-man team of sawers work on a massive tree with a crosscut saw (right) while a man with an an axe waits to trim branches. The trunks are then cut down...


Sarah F. Conover

Date: 1856 

Description: Painted portrait of Mrs. Sarah F. Conover.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Painted scene depicting a gorilla standing on a stage holding up a top hat and looking towards audience members gathered in the foreground. Behind the gori...

Date: 1956 

Description: Cover for the 1956 Wisconsin Friends of Our Native Landscape program. Depicted are some white flowers with green leaves, a lake, and some birds flying in t...



Date: 1997 

Description: A watercolor of a Mastodon.

Date: 1858 ca.

Description: H√∂lzlhuber traveled on American railways frequently and marveled that they wouldn't have been accepted as usable in Europe. This sketch of the tunnel on th...


Description: Germania Building with streetcars, automobiles, and pedestrians on the south side of W. Wells Street between N. Plankinton Avenue and N. 2nd Street.

Date:  date unknown

Description: An Ojibwa woman caulks the seams of a canoe with pitch.

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