Date: 1874-02-21 

Description: African American boatmen run a rapids in a small river boat.

Date: 1884 ca.

Description: Drawing by architect Stephen Vaughn Shipman of the dome for the third Wisconsin State Capitol. Wisconsin selected Shipman's design for the dome because of...

Date: 1885 

Description: Illustration of people standing in front of the popular tourist resort Tonyawatha House from a book of two-tone lithograph views of Madison. About 1885 the...

Date: 1849-06-21 ca.

Description: Hills along the (South) Platte River in Nebraska; Sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known...

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Illustrated view of Superior.

Date: 1872 ca.

Description: The Kendall residence, home of George L. Storer, a businessman in Madison.

Date: 1852-08 

Description: Pencil drawing of Rattlesnake Bluff and the town of Arena from a distance across a plain. A row of buildings runs along the foot of the gently rolling hil...

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Martin H. Meyer's birthplace. Reproduced from a lead pencil sketch made in 1870.

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: Architectural drawing of the north elevation of the Chicago residence of Cyrus Hall McCormick and his family. The drawing was produced by the architectural...

Date: 1862-10-03 

Description: "Combined Confederate attack upon [Batteries] Robinette and Davis the attack on Battery Robinette being defeated and that on Davis resulting in the defeat...

Date: 1862-08-10 

Description: A hand-drawn map of the Battle of Wilson's Creek, Springfield, Missouri. Other notes and locations include: "Lyon was killed instantly while heading his tr...

Date: 1862-06-06 

Description: "Colonel Ellet's Rams approaching the city of Memphis, Tennessee, to demand its surrender." Sketch of a cityscape in the background, the river with numero...

Date: 1865 

Description: Plan and elevation of the post hospital at Camp Randall.

Date: 1825 

Description: Engraved view of boats being towed by horses through the Erie Canal at Lockport Erie Canal at Lockport. The horses can be seen on a high towpath at right....

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Original pen and ink drawing of an illustration for a McCormick Company advertising catalog. Features a drawing of men holding grain cradles in a wheat fie...

Date: 1862-08-02 

Description: Engraved view of several men in a long trench digging Grant's canal on the Mississippi River opposite Vicksburg.

Date: 1873 

Description: Poster entitled "Reformers Of 1873" with depictions of Governor William R. Taylor, Lt. Governor Charles D. Parker, Secretary Peter Doyle, Treasurer Ferdina...

Date: 1880 

Description: Charcoal portrait of George Baxter Burrows. A Wisconsin State Senator (1878-1882) and real estate broker, he willed his twelve-acre Lake Mendota frontage e...


Fancake Draught

Date: 1863 ca.

Description: A John Muir sketch of a fancake draught of sawframe with crankshaft in position. Scale two inches per foot. Depth of frame 5 1/2 inches. Speed of cranks...

Date: 1873 

Description: The Lake Geneva Seminary, founded June 10, 1869 and was chartered by an act of legislature on March 1871.

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