Date: 1899 ca.

Description: McCormick automatic self-rake reaper built in 1858 and patented by McClintock Young. Original caption reads: "This machine embodies the improvement of subs...

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: A large family group is posed in the foreground in front of a frame house with shutters and a lightening rod. Greek Revival style house, possibly belonging...

Date: 1869-02-20 

Description: Engraved image of a man riding an ice velocipede, a bicycle-like vehicle with a studded front wheel and back blades. In the background is an iceboat.


Daniels Wells' Barn

Date: 1888 ca.

Description: The original barn at the home of Daniel L. Wells, 78 Prospect Avenue.

Date: 1879 

Description: Flyer advertising the McCormick Harvester & Self-Binder for sale through London agents Waite, Burnell, Huggins & Co. Features an illustration of the machi...

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Leroy J. Burlingame, the photographer's father-in-law, and his horse Dan standing outdoors near trees.

Date: 1877 after

Description: Monument to John Brown and the men killed during the Battle of Osawatomie. Those slin in the battle are buried underneath the monument. Chain link fence...

Date: 1886 ca.

Description: This map shows lakes, railroads, and rivers. An explanation of railroad lines with mileage in Wisconsin and total mileage for 1886 is included. Portions o...

Date: 1856 

Description: An original illustration of the lock at Rexford Flats.

Date: 1836 

Description: This map was created to accompany a congressional report shows the then Wisconsin Territory, including present-day states of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, an...

Date: 1852 

Description: Proof sheets of five and ten dollars bills of the Wisconsin Bank of Madison. Among other illustrations, the notes include an engraving of Leonard J. Farwel...

Date: 1835 ca.

Description: Brewett, Chief of the Miami Tribe. Hand-colored lithograph from the Aboriginal Portfolio, drawn at the Treaty of Massinnewa (1827).

Date: 1884 

Description: Cover of an advertising catalog for J.F. Seiberling, manufacturer of agricultural equipment, featuring an engraving of boys marching under a benner of "Vic...

Date: 1854 ca.

Description: Bird's-eye view of Milwaukee looking east toward Lake Michigan from a bluff, long since graded into a slope, at about 6th Street between Wisconsin Avenue a...


Alfred P. Edgerton

Date: 1865 ca.

Description: Formal portrait of Alfred P. Edgerton seated at a small table.

Date: 1868 

Description: The wooden fence surrounding the Capitol Park. On the right is the railing at which horses were hitched, and some newly-planted trees. This view looks nor...

Date: 1857 ca.

Description: This map of Sheboygan Harbor shows the river mouth and harbor, piers, wharfs, piles of old destroyed bridge wharfs, streets, and the lake shore from survey...

Date: 1894 ca.

Description: An elevated view of a Decoration Day parade, near what appears to be Capitol Park. A small crowd gathers at the edge of the street to view a military band...


Hampton Institute

Date: 1872 after

Description: A view of the female residence at Hampton Institute with the right and front elevations visible. The left side of the front porch contains potted plants a...

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: A man in coveralls operates a horse-drawn mower on the grounds of a large estate or park. Several benches appear on the perimeter of the grounds.

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