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Date: 1844 

Description: Indians on horseback trying to kill a bear (Plate 19). "The preliminaries of the hunt for the Grizzly Bear having been settled in the manner described in t...

Date: 1849-06-20 ca.

Description: The Black Hills sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon Trail).

Map or Atlas

Wisconsin

Date: 1847 

Description: In 1847, a year before Wisconsin entered statehood, most of the county shapes in southeastern and southern Wisconsin looked the same as they do today, wher...

Date: 1844 

Description: Choctaw Indians performing dance (Plate 22). "As I have mentioned in former pages that for nearly all their hunts, wars, or games, the events of which the...

Date: 1847 

Description: Engraving of the McCormick Reaper Works as it appeared in 1847. The factory was located on the north bank of the Chicago River, east of the Michigan Avenue...

Photograph

Saint Clara Academy

Date: 1846 after

Description: A view of the main buildings at Saint Clara Academy, set against a hill. Saint Clara Academy moved to River Forest, Illinois in 1922, and since 1970 has go...

Date: 1848 

Description: Pen-and-ink on paper. Includes certifications signed by "Geo R. Bluntz, District Survey of Grant Co. W.T." and Ben C. Eastman.

Date: 1842 

Description: Drawing of Front and State Streets showing the first houses in La Crosse.

Date: 1849-05-27 

Description: The wagon train crossing Laramie Creek in Wyoming.

Date: 1845 ca.

Description: A pencil drawing of Tower HIll complex.

Date: 1845 

Description: Two holiday cards with European Robins. Robins are a symbol of Christmas in Great Britain. Caption reads: "A merry christmas". Chromolithograph. Images and...

Date: 1849-08-02 

Description: Bear River Valley in Utah; sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon Trail).

Date: 1849-07-31 

Description: Bear Valley in Utah; sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon Trail).

Wilki...

Date: 1842 ca.

Description: This is a map of northern Illinois and the parts of Wisconsin that had been surveyed by 1842. It shows county lines and university land, and depicts lead a...

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...

Date: 1844 

Description: Cross section drawing of a Wisconsin lead mine.

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: Pen-and-ink on paper. Map shows 1840’s homes with owner names, a Native American cemetery, and other points of interest. Relief shown by hachures. Oriented...

Date: 1844 ca.

Description: This map of Township number 24 North, Range 21 East is pen and ink on paper. The map also shows part of Township Number 23 North, Range Number 21 East. The...

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: 1844 ca.

Description: Full-length portrait of Mah-To-Toh-Pa. He is holding a decorated spear. "In the former letter I gave some account of Mah-to-toh-pa (the four bears), second...

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