Date: 1864-09-17 

Description: A political cartoon of President Abraham Lincoln holding a tiny General George McClellan in the palm of his hand. McClellan is carrying a spade. Lincoln is...

Date: 1861 

Description: A hand-drawn poster, produced by S.W. Martin's Writing Academy of Madison, listing the officers and men of the 1st Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry,...

Map or Atlas

Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

Date: 1867 

Description: Bird’s-eye view map. Indexed for points of interest.

Date: 1861-07-14 

Description: Studio portrait of Halbert Eleazer Paine.

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: View of multiple buildings in Cross Plains from Lutheran Church Hill. Many roads and fences cross the fields. Wooded hills are in the background. In the lo...


Description: Sixth plate ferrotype/tintype of Josephine LaFollette, sister of Robert (Bob) LaFollette. Standing figure facing front, wearing dress with gathered bodice,...

Date: 1863 ca.

Description: "At the Spring," a woodcut illustration from McElroy's "Andersonville: Story of Southern Prisons."

Date: 1861-04-24 

Description: A Civil War agitational poster listing eight requirements of the Confederate States for peace with the Union.




Libby Prison

Date: 1864 

Description: Exterior view of Libby Prison, a Confederate Prison. The view includes tents and three tenement (loft style) buildings. A group of men stand in the foregro...

Date: 1864-10-13 ca.

Description: Colorfully decorated letter received in the office of Wisconsin Governor James Lewis from Isaac Joiner of the Veterans Reserve Corps stationed in Alexandri...

Map or Atlas

Map of Milwaukee

Date: 1868 

Description: This map shows lot and block numbers, some property ownership, wards, roads, and railroads. An inset map shows the Glidden & Lockwood’s addition. There are...




Description: Engraved view of Madison showing a train in the foreground. The 2nd State Capitol (1st in Madison) can be seen on the horizon.


Jacob Brant

Date: 1861 ca.

Description: Tintype portrait of Jacob Brant of Brodhead, Wisconsin, member of the 3rd Wisconsin Infantry band. He is seated in uniform next to a bass drum and holds a...

Date: 1868 ca.

Description: View from unpaved Wisconsin Avenue looking east toward the third Wisconsin State Capitol sometime prior to the completion of the dome (1869). The portion o...

Date: 1862 

Description: Nettie Fowler McCormick (1835-1923) stands for a studio portrait wearing a floor-length dress.

Date: 1869 ca.

Description: Interior view of church from the rear towards the altar, probably Luther Valley Church, originally built in 1863. A steeple was added in the 1870s. The alt...


Brisbois Hotel

Date: 1865 ca.

Description: A view of the Brisbois Hotel, built in the early 1860's, and used as a hospital during the Civil War. It was later part of Campion High School.

Date: 1863 

Description: Composite of photographic portraits of soldiers, and at the top left and right corners, two camp scenes, of the Seventh Wisconsin Light Artillery Battery.

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