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Date: 1899 before

Description: Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha train cars loading onto car ferry Pere Marquette.

Date: 1878 ca.

Description: A family is seated around a table in their yard, with two of the women dressed in white. Behind them is a substantial two-story bracket style frame house w...

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Studio portrait of a young Anita McCormick Blaine (1866-1954) seated in a chair holding a doll. She is wearing a dress and her feet are resting on pillows...

Date: 1893 

Description: Stereoview through a Ferris wheel at the Chicago World's Fair. The sensation of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago was the Ferris wheel, the...

Date: 1860 after

Description: A soldier rides a horse with a military camp in the background. Caption below reads, "CAMP WASHBURN, MILWAUKEE - - WIS." Blue ink on beige envelope, image...

Date: 1888-12-15 before

Description: Front and inside front covers of a menu with a three-dimensional violin, a stringed bow, a sprig of cloth holly leaves and three berries, and a blue ribbon...

Photograph

Clinton Bridge

Date: 1866 

Description: Clinton Bridge which crossed the Mississippi River at Clinton, Iowa.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: View of a house in a residential area, obscured by trees. "The house was built in 1835 by Ellis and was last occupied by the Misses Bessie and Barbara Hage...

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: Dining hall at the State Public School, with numerous tables and place settings.

Date: 1889 ca.

Description: Stereograph from the Panorama of the Battle of Missionary Ridge, Confederate "Star Fort," General Sheridan in Foreground, painted in 1885. It was painted b...

Date: 1879 

Description: Drawing of a girl sitting on a barrel as a man dumps apples into a press to make cider. Two men manually operate the press at the left.

Historical Object

Elizabeth Fisher Sampler

Date: 1820-04-24 

Description: Embroidered sampler bearing the stitched signature, "El Fisher April 24 1820." Elizabeth Fisher was the half-sister of Jane Fisher Rolette Dousman.

Date: 1894 ca.

Description: Mrs. Annie Schildhauer sitting indoors reading a book.

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Fire insurance map of the McCormick Reaper Works, a factory of the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company.

Date: 1863 

Description: Union army officers. From left, General U.S. Grant, General Rawlins, General Webster, Colonel Lagow, and Colonel Killyer take a break.

Date: 1897-08-28 

Description: Receipt for trees and shrubs purchased from Commercial Nurseries of Council Bluffs, Iowa, by Nina Dousman for gardens at Villa Louis.

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Full-length studio portrait of a Ho-Chunk man posed standing and a Ho-Chunk woman posed sitting in front of a painted backdrop and a tree stump. They are i...

Date: 1898 

Description: Interior of the Knapp, Stout & Co. lumber mill office with posed members of the staff. On the desk in the center of the room is a device with an earpiece h...

Date: 1889 

Description: Stereograph from the Chicago Panorama of the Battle of Gettysburg Representing Pickett's Charge at 4 P.M., July 3rd, 1863: Stannard's Vermont Brigade Attac...

Photograph

Dam at Lock No. 2

Date: 1894-05-06 

Description: Monongahela River view of a dam at Lock #2.

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