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Date: 1849-07-24 

Description: The Clay Bluffs in Wyoming; sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon Trail).

Painting

Fort Crawford

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: Photograph of a painting of the second Fort Crawford, built 1829-1835. The first Fort Crawford at Prairie du Chien was built in 1816, abandoned in 1826, r...

Date: 1844 ca.

Description: North American Indians on horseback during a buffalo hunt. "In [this plate], I have represented a party of Indians in chase of a herd, some of whom are pur...

Date: 1849-05-10 

Description: Illustration of the "terrific and fatal" riot at the New York Astor Place Opera House.

Date: 1840 

Description: This map, one of a series made by Thomas Jefferson Cram of the U.S. Topographical Engineers from personal surveys, shows the portage connecting the Wiskons...

Date: 1849-05-17 ca.

Description: Nodaway, Missouri; Sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon Trail). Wilkins d...

Date: 1848 

Description: This map shows lighthouses on part of Lake Superior, Green Bay, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Lake St. Clair, Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence River,...

Date: 1848 ca.

Description: Photographic reprint of a daguerreotype of Cyrus Hall McCormick (1809-1884). McCormick was a Chicago industrialist and inventor in 1831 of the first commer...

Date: 1846 

Description: A map of Wisconsin and a portion of Minnesota that show the township surveys in progress in portions of the Saint Croix River region and in central Wiscons...

Print

Ever Thine

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: Valentine's Day card with flowers and gold and white flourishes. Text at bottom reads "Ever Thine". It has been mounted to a piece of paper and a silhouett...

Date: 1845 ca.

Description: A cased daguerreotype of Horace Griswold Bliss, purported to be Madison's first pharmacist. Bliss moved to Madison in 1847 and operated Bliss Drug Store un...

Map or Atlas

Map of Milwaukee

Date: 1848 

Description: This map shows lot and block numbers, roads, railroads, and some landowners’ names. Lake Michigan, the Milwaukee River, and the Menomonee River are labeled...

Date: 1844-11-05 

Description: Music for the song "Caledonian March" as notated on a letter written by Thomas Steel to his sister Lilly Steel.

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: This 19th century manuscript map shows the roads and proposed routes, villages, and lakes and streams in Walworth County, Wisconsin.

Painting

Reid House

Date: 1842 

Description: Watercolor of the Reid House, residence of William Reid at the head of Big Foot Lake (Lake Geneva). Two children and a woman are in the foreground.

Date: 1849-07-03 

Description: Wilkins' wagons ferrying across the Laramie River in eastern Wyoming; sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overlan...

Date: 1847 ca.

Description: Carl de Haas house from across a river.

Date: 1844 

Description: Indians on foot and horseback capturing wild horses (Plate 4). "Taking the wild horse and breaking him down is one of the proudest feats of the Indian a...

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: Shows plat of town, local streets, Fond du Lac River, and part of Lake Winnebago.

Date: 1845 

Description: Georgia Lottery ticket from 1845 authorized by the Legislature for the benefit of Fort Gained Academy.

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