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Date: 1857 

Description: Illustration from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper of John Tice clinging to a piece of wreckage after the sinking of the steamer Central Amer...

Date: 1873 

Description: The Lake Geneva Seminary, founded June 10, 1869 and was chartered by an act of legislature on March 1871.

Date: 1857 ca.

Description: Illustration of an early design for the 3rd Wisconsin State Capitol, the second in Madison.

Date: 1862-10-03 

Description: "Combined Confederate attack upon [Batteries] Robinette and Davis the attack on Battery Robinette being defeated and that on Davis resulting in the defeat...

Drawing

University Hall

Date: 1885-08-30 

Description: Pencil on paper drawing of large building set on hill with row of trees on left, and single tree on right. Central building has four stories below high dom...

Date: 1873 

Description: Detail from atlas of the home of H.M. Curtis who settled in 1840.

Date: 1862-08-10 

Description: A hand-drawn map of the Battle of Wilson's Creek, Springfield, Missouri. Other notes and locations include: "Lyon was killed instantly while heading his tr...

Date: 1880 

Description: Republican Campaign Ticket issued in Dane County, Wisconsin. Heading the slate are James A. Garfield and Chester A. Arthur. Near the bottom of the ticket...

Date: 1897 

Description: Drawing depicting the Milwaukee Bank Riot of June 24, 1861. A large crowd is gathered outside the State Bank and Mitchell's Bank. A fire burns in the stree...

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: First floor plan of the Chicago residence of Cyrus Hall McCormick and his family. The drawing was produced by the architectural firm of Cudell and Blumenth...

Date: 1836 

Description: Drawing of the Solomon Juneau house on East Michigan. There are tethered bears on either side of the front door. Two people lean on the fence, watching the...

Drawing

USS "Seneca"

Date: 1861 

Description: View of the gun boat USS "Seneca".

Date: 1849-06-20 

Description: Jail and Courthouse Rocks in Nebraska; Sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oreg...

Date: 1852-10 

Description: Landscape view of the river looking downstream from Fort Snelling, Minnesota Territory. An expanse of placid river water fills the center of the drawing an...

Date: 1852-08 

Description: Pencil drawing of Rattlesnake Bluff and the town of Arena from a distance across a plain. A row of buildings runs along the foot of the gently rolling hil...

Date: 1862-06-06 

Description: "Colonel Ellet's Rams approaching the city of Memphis, Tennessee, to demand its surrender." Sketch of a cityscape in the background, the river with numero...

Date: 1849-05-02 

Description: The ferry landing in Weston, Missouri; Sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oreg...

Drawing

Rock Lake

Date: 1890 

Description: A sketch of Rock Lake, or Tyranena Lake.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Drawing of a two-story school house. A bell tower is on the roof, a tree and a lamp post and fence are next to the road.

Date: 1849-07-31 

Description: Bear Valley in Utah; sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon Trail).

Wilki...

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