Date: 1812 ca.

Description: Four rusted bayonets and shot that sat in the hold of the ship Niagara for 80 years.

Date: 1894 

Description: Cover of an advertising brochure for Buckeye harvesting machines manufactured by Aultman, Miller & Company. Cover features an illustration of a man, woman,...

Date: 1877 

Description: View of bluffs and buildings on the shore of Lake Michigan.

Date: 1880-11-20 

Description: The United States presidential election of 1880 was largely seen as a referendum on the Republicans' relaxation of Reconstruction efforts in the southern s...

Date: 1836 

Description: This map depicts Wisconsin and Michigan territories in 1836. It includes the area from Michigan to the Missouri River and Lake Winnipeg, and it shows the e...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Alma from the Mississippi River. Two separate photographs are mounted on a back that reads "Wisconsin Scenery".

Date: 1877 ca.

Description: This building, on an entire block of Spaight and Brearly Streets with Lake Monona, was originally the governor's mansion for Leonard J. Farwell. The Farwel...

Date: 1855 ca.

Description: This map by Increase Lapham shows the Penokee Iron Range in Ashland and Iron counties, Wisconsin. Part of the Gogebic Range, the Penokees extend from an ar...

Date: 1887 

Description: This map shows lot and block numbers, established dock lines, docks, slips, railroads, and streets of West Superior in 1887.

Magazine or Periodical

The Old Oaken Bucket

Date: 1849 

Description: Masthead of Racine, Wisconsin temperance publication The Old Oaken Bucket and Sons of Temperance Organ. The masthead features a bucolic scene at the...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: A studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of Winnebago Indians: John Hazen Hill, Alex Lonetree, daughter of Alex Lonetree, Mrs. Alex Lonetree, and W...

Date: 1873 

Description: The home of Mrs. Doc P. Maxwell, settled in 1857.

Date: 1862-04 

Description: Notes include: Sketch of Battle of Island #10. Sketch of Fort Pillow Tennessee. Gen. Pope had command of the land troops.

Map or Atlas

Geneva Wisconsin

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: This map of Geneva shows lots and acreages, reserved land, and public squares. Streets and Lake Geneva are labeled. The map includes manuscript annotations...



Date: 1835 ca.

Description: Richardville, the Head Chief of the Miami Tribe. Hand-colored lithograph from the Aboriginal Portfolio, painted at the Treaty of Fort Wayne (1827).


Bar and Bartenders

Date: 1886 

Description: Saloon interior of two bartenders standing behind the bar. On the bar is a variety of glassware and bottles. On the wall behind the bar are three large mir...

Date: 1893 

Description: Sculptor Jean Pond Miner works on her statue "Forward" in the Wisconsin Building at the Columbian Exposition.

Newspaper Article/Clipping

Death Notice of Arthur McArthur, Sr.

Date: 1898-03-06 

Description: Death notice and image of Arthur McArthur, Sr. (the last name was sometimes spelled MacArthur). The death notice was printed in the Milwaukee Sunday Sen...


Frank Desnoyer

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Frank Desnoyer. He was born in Detroit. Michigan and emigrated to Wisconsin on July 1, 1835.

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Stereograph of Soldiers' Orphans Home, formerly Harvey Hospital. The octagon house was originally built for Governor Leonard J. Farwell and designed by Aug...

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