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Date: 1882 ca.

Description: Cutaway view of the building that housed the first electrical station created to distribute incandescent light electricity.

Date: 1852 

Description: Landscape view of Fort Snelling, Minnesota Territory from a nearby hill showing the Fort, the Mississippi river, the countryside, farm buildings and tipis....

Date: 1892 ca.

Description: Caption: "Stage driven by William C. Alden stopping in front of Coon Valley store on the route between Viroqua to Muscoda and La Crosse. Alden drove the st...

Date: 1894-05-06 

Description: View on the Monongahela River of a ferry with passengers and horse-drawn carriages. There is a bridge in the background.

Drawing

USS "Seneca"

Date: 1861 

Description: View of the gun boat USS "Seneca".

Date: 1873-12-19 

Description: The second page of the Joseph Schlitz Bewing Company articles of association.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: The doorway of the Lucius Fairchild house at 302 South Wisconsin Avenue (renamed Monona Avenue in 1877) near Lake Monona. The house was constructed in 1850...

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 an...

Date: 1875-09-10 ca.

Description: View looking west across the area once occupied by Camp Randall during the Civil War and towards the Breese Stevens farm property. The Madison Centennial...

Date: 1896 ca.

Description: This map shows plat of town, local streets, numbered blocks and lots, mill pond, mills, part of the Red Cedar River, and land and property ownership by nam...

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Elevated view of the busy streets of Court and Milwaukee. Three prominent buildings in view are: Court Street Methodist Church on the far left (b. 1868), w...

Book or Pamphlet

"The Soldier Bird"

Date: 1865 

Description: Title page of "The Soldier Bird!" — History of "Old Abe" the live war eagle.

Date: 1883 

Description: A portrait of Andrew Dahl.

Date: 1882 ca.

Description: Front of advertising card featuring a color illustration of a group of men looking at a man sitting on a Plano harvester and twine binder in front of an Ag...

Date: 1888 ca.

Description: Three men stand under the iconic mortar and pestle and striped awnings of E.A. Horn's Drugstore.

Date: 1878 

Description: Painters working on the cornice of one of the four octagonal towers of the Wisconsin State Capitol. Also visible is the Italianate ornamentation of the iro...

Date: 1870 after

Description: A view of the downtown commercial strip, with a several people walking on the sidewalk past storefronts. Automobiles are parked along either side of the s...

Date: 1860 after

Description: A man, probably Jefferson Davis, rides a pig carrying a sign that reads, "2d EDITION!!! 40,000 Killed, Wounded, THIS ONE MISSING! VIA CINCINNATI!" Blue ink...

Date: 1897 

Description: Long view of the Minnesota Point lighthouse, built at the entrance to Superior Harbor. It is allegedly the first lighthouse at the head of Lake Superior.

Print

Main Street

Date: 1875 

Description: View of Main Street from Mackey's Mill.

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