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Date: 1888 

Description: Guest ticket to the Republican National Convention held in Chicago at the partially completed Auditorium Building. The Auditorium is one of the best known...

Date: 1860 after

Description: A cat, labeled "MISSOURI", tasting soup from a steaming kettle over a wood fire. The kettle is labeled "SECESSION SOUP". The cat is wearing a vest, apron a...

Date: 1880 

Description: Front of card with an illustration over an orange background of a man using a team of horses to pull a reaper in a field.

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: Elevated view of factory with lake and ships in the background. Trains, people, horses, and carriages, with a multitude of smokestacks in foreground. The f...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Valentine card with a girl framed with a metallic gold harp decorated with ribbons, hearts and flowers. She is wearing a white dress and has flowers in her...

Date: 1835 ca.

Description: The Little Crow, a celebrated Sioux Chief. Hand-colored lithograph from the Aboriginal Portfolio, painted at the Treaty of Prairie du Chien (1825).

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Advertisement for the Randall Harrow, manufactured by the Warrior Mower Company. Features a color illustration of a farmer using the harrow in a field.

Date: 1832 ca.

Description: Travellers setting up camp along the Missouri River.

Date: 1835 ca.

Description: Wadt-he-doo-kaana, a Chief of the Winnebago (Ho-Chunk) Tribe. Hand-colored lithograph from the Aboriginal Portfolio, painted at the Treaty of Prairie du C...

Date: 1860 after

Description: A grinning African American man runs towards and mocks Jefferson Davis, who stands with his head and wrists locked in stocks. Caption below reads, "Ha! Ha!...

Date: 1860 after

Description: A gold star with the federal shield in the center has two Union flags behind it. The verse below reads, There's a Star in the skies that shall never go do...

Date: 1860 after

Description: Jefferson Davis, dressed as a sailor, wears a hat with the initials "JD" on it. He is holding up a wooden toy boat that flies the Confederate flag and a sk...

Date: 1832 ca.

Description: Chief of the Blood Indians.

Date: 1859 ca.

Description: Handbill for the Eagle Mower and Reaper distributed by A.G. Mott, general agent for Maryland. Includes the text "the best grass and grain harvester in use....

Date: 1875 

Description: Flyer advertising the McCormick Harvester featuring a small illustration of the machine at work in the field, followed by testimonials. This model appears...

Date: 1882 

Description: Bird's-eye view of Milwaukee looking south down 8th Street from Schlitz's Park.

Date: 1829 ca.

Description: Hand-colored lithograph of Fort Armstrong, based on a drawing by Henry Lewis. Includes boats on the Mississippi River.

Date: 1860 after

Description: A bellows with a human face on it trails a ribbon that says, "ALL THE HONORS". A cloud of air and smoke blows out of the tip of the bellows. The caption be...

Date: 1888 ca.

Description: An overview of the national cemetery in Andersonville.

Date: 1867 

Description: E.T. Mix designed the original building of the National Soldiers Home in 1867. At the time the structure was dedicated on 28 September 1867, the wings had...

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