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Date: 1852-08 

Description: Pencil drawing of Milwaukee Harbor with large sailboats on the water. In the minimalist depiction the sandy shoreline with short plant growth sweeps aroun...

Date: 1870 

Description: A map of Iowa County, Wisconsin mounted on cloth that shows the villages of Avoca, Mifflin, Linden, Arena, Helena Station, Highland, Dodgeville, as well as...

Drawing

Barometer Gauge

Date: 1863 ca.

Description: A gauge part of a barometer.

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: McCormick Harvesting Machine Company branch house building.

Date: 1897 

Description: Interior view of a traveling library depository.

Photograph

Lillian Sholes

Date: 1872 

Description: Lillian Sholes, demonstrating a prototype typewriter invented by her father, Christopher Latham Sholes.

Date: 1866 

Description: Elevated view of the Chattanooga Valley, with a river in the far background. A cliff face and trees are in the foreground. Plate 14

Date: 1899-12 

Description: Close-up view of a mechanical rotating Christmas tree stand which has been elevated and incorporated into a winter scene. The key to wind the mechanism is...

Date: 1866 

Description: Stereograph of woman, man and child outdoors on a farm with snow on the ground. The woman is wearing bloomers and is holding a bucket in the process of doi...

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: Office of the State Board of Control of Wisconsin Reformatory, Charitable and Penal Institutions, in the third Wisconsin State Capitol, showing details of...

Date: 1835 ca.

Description: Mo-wan-za, or the Little Wolf, a Chief of the Miami Tribe. Hand-colored lithograph from the Aboriginal Portfolio, taken at the Treaty of Massinnewa (1827)...

Date: 1872 ca.

Description: People stand in front of a house with a false storefront. A man stands on the porch by a hand-pump, and there is a woodpile in the yard.

Date: 1844 

Description: Handwritten first page of Increase Lapham's unpublished gazetteer of Wisconsin.

Newspaper Article/Clipping

The Wisconsin Chief

Date: 1860-09-19 

Description: Front page of The Wisconsin Chief.

Photograph

Captain James Ward

Date: 1845 ca.

Description: Sixth plate daguerreotype. Waist-up portrait in front of a painted backdrop of Captain James Ward. Ward was from Mason County, Kentucky, and a compatriot o...

Photograph

Franklin Hoyt

Date: 1862 

Description: Sixth plate ambrotype of Franklin Hoyt (1846-?). Waist-up portrait facing front, with left hand on his lapel. He is wearing a suit, small bow tie, and cap...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Studio portrait of two Ho-Chunk women. On the left, a woman is posed sitting and wearing traditional clothing with several necklaces, earrings, and rings....

Date: 1835 

Description: Constructed for the Topographical Bureau [Wash.], 1835. Scale: 16 miles to 1 inch. Map of a portion of the Indian country lying east and west of the Missis...

Photograph

Shaubena

Date: 1858 ca.

Description: A formal photographic portrait of the Potowatomi chief Shaubena (or Shabbona), who died in 1859. Shaubena was photographed shortly before his death, but th...

Date: 1886 ca.

Description: Stereograph of raftsmen shipping an oar.

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