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Date: 1857 

Description: Draft newspaper editorial, "Our Railroad Prospects", written by former governor Leonard J. Farwell.

Date: 1859 ca.

Description: An illustration of the Capital House, from the 1858-1859 Madison City Directory. The first-class hotel opened in 1853, was later bought by L.B. Vilas and c...

Date: 1861 

Description: View of Madison from Main Hall, now Bascom Hall, on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. North Hall is in the foreground with several residences and...

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: Family around table in yard, with woman knitting and dog nearby. Small stone house behind wood fence. The house has a small frame addition, probably a kitc...

Date: 1876-08-24 

Description: Hand-drawn plan of the battleground of Huycks.

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: A boy and a girl are standing with a lamb in an open field. The girl is holding a bottle for feeding the lamb. Both children wear plaid clothing and the gi...

Date: 1814 

Description: Etching depicting the burning of Washington, D.C. by the British during the War of 1812. In the foreground are a number of soldiers moving toward the Capit...

Date: 1895-06 ca.

Description: The Alumni Picnic at the Fred Stickney, Sr. home on Lake Marion in Mazomanie.

Date: 1897-09 

Description: A Yava-supai [Havasupai] wagon at Cataract Canyon.

Photograph

George W. Peck

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: Portrait of George W. Peck, 2nd Lieutenant, Company E, 4th Wisconsin Cavalry.

Date: 1874 ca.

Description: On the left, Jakob Ottesen holds a long-stemmed pipe and behind him a ladder is leaning against a tree. At his feet, a large dog is stretched out. The fram...

Date: 1855 

Description: This map shows counties, cities, rivers, canals, lakes, railroads, common roads, county towns, townships, villages, and post offices. The map includes part...

Date: 1862-08-08 

Description: The back page of a letter to Electa Candy.

Date: 1882-03-28 

Description: U.S. Department of Commerce and Labor Naturalization service form 2203, Declaration of Intention for Antoni Plichta filled out in Cook County, Illinois.

Photograph

Wisconsin Avenue

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Stereograph view over Wisconsin Avenue looking northwest.

Date: 1898-12 

Description: Studio portrait of Oto man, James Whitewater. Part of Siouan and Otoe Tribes.

Date: 1879 

Description: Lithograph of voyageurs making a portage from an article on "The Honorable Hudson Bay Company" from Harpers Monthly in 1879.

Date: 1828 

Description: Open spread of Increase Lapham's diary.

Photograph

Racine Velodrome

Date: 1897 after

Description: Aerial view drawing of a velodrome with racers on the oval track and stands full of spectators. Signage on the outer wall indicates that it is the Racine A...

Date: 1849-05-17 ca.

Description: The Mill in Nodaway, Missouri; Sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon Trail...

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