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Date: 1898 ca.
Description: Elevated view from the top of the Pabst Building down East Wisconsin Avenue all the way to Milwaukee Bay and out to the horizon of Lake Michigan. One of th...
Description: Vignetted carte-de-visite portrait of Dr. Henry Parker Sartwell (1792-1867), American botanist.
Date: 1860 after
Description: A woman is washing clothes in a washtub. The caption below reads "My only support—both boys gone to the war. I wonder if they would take me?" Red ink on be...
Date: 1879 ca.
Description: The Reliance Flooring Mill. The mill building was physically moved by water by Capt. Sam Neff from Winnconne to Oshkosh, Wis. July 4, 1879.
Date: 1888 ca.
Description: This map shows wards and includes the Chequamegon Bay and Washburn. An inset map shows the Ashland region, its railroads, and a few of its iron mines.
Description: Exterior view of St. Catherine's Academy.
Date: 1890 ca.
Description: Bird's-eye view of Superior, Wisconsin.
Date: 1857 ca.
Description: Letter on stationery featuring an engraving of an exterior view of the Milwaukee House showing horse-drawn vehicles and people standing on the sidewalk in...
Date: 1885 ca.
Description: The Kinnickinnic Falls.
Description: This 1882 manuscript map shows the improvements to a 12-mile stretch of the Wisconsin River below Portage, in Columbia County, Wisconsin. Recent improvemen...
Description: Members of the University of Wisconsin Glee, Banjo and Mandolin Club pose at the rear of a train during the Spring Tour of 1896.
Description: City Hall at the intersection of Mifflin Street and Wisconsin Avenue and the Fuller Opera House on Mifflin Street. Snow on the ground. Both buildings were...
Date: 1850 ca.
Description: The Grignon block house, "where the first Mass was said."
Description: Narrative Journal of Travels through the northwestern regions of the United States, extending from Detroit through the great chain of American lakes to the...
Description: This map shows counties, cities, rivers, canals, lakes, railroads, common roads, county towns, townships, villages, and post offices. The map includes part...
Date: 1895 ca.
Description: Elevated view down Main Street, which crosses railroad tracks in the foreground. There are two signs in the foreground which say: "Look Out for the Cars" a...
Description: (U.S. 39th Cong. 1stt Sess. Report of Chief engineer)
The legend in the upper left corner contains a brief resume of each day's action while the map sho...
Description: Handwritten letter of Lucius Fairchild from the Madison Watercure detailing his experiences there.
Description: An advertisement designed with images of three hand fans decorated with scenes of farmers using McCormick farming machinery. A ribbon across the bottom car...
Date: 1882 ca.
Description: Cutaway view of the building that housed the first electrical station created to distribute incandescent light electricity.
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