Date: 1957 

Description: Pencil on vellum drawing of the exterior of the Joseph Hafen residence designed and drawn by architect John Randal McDonald.

Date: 1838 ca.

Description: Pencil sketch of buildings, including the Post Office.

Date: 1896 

Description: Front elevation and floor plans submitted by Milwaukee architect, H. Koch & Co., for the Wisconsin Historical Society building design competition. The bui...

Date: 1849-07-10 

Description: Devil's Gate in Wyoming; sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon Trail).

Date: 1889 

Description: The Illinois Central passenger depot.

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: The foundry of the E.P. Allis Works.

Date: 1858-11-20 

Description: Panoramic sketch of the first Wisconsin State Fair held in Madison with large tents, fire companies, side-shows, and performances that drew thousands of vi...


Description: Design for Wisconsin Centennial 3 cent postage stamp with an agriculture and industries theme.

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Hand-colored drawing of a design for a pendant. A large green stone is mounted in a setting of metal which is either carved or set with smaller stones. Two...

Date: 1857 ca.

Description: Green Bay Intelligencer Newspaper Office. This was the first newspaper published in Wisconsin. The building was on Main Street. This drawing appeared in...


Gaddis Sketches

Date: 1906-11-08 

Description: Two Civil War watercolor drawings by John Gaddis, Company E, 12th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, showing the regiment in bivouac, and later their headquarte...


Description: Illustration of wooden trap for small animals.


Farmer Thrifty


Description: Illustration of an immaculate farmstead captioned as "Woodland home as occupied by Farmer Thrifty".

Date: 1885-09-01 

Description: Pencil on paper; Elevated view of building on street corner with horse-drawn delivery wagon in front. Tall trees line the two streets. Building is two st...

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: A drawing on green cardboard, labeled No. 1, of a design for a triangular brooch. The mounting of yellow and white gold holds a multicolored cabochon, poss...



Date: 1941 before

Description: Woodcut illustration of a bookshelf with books, an apple, and a pair of eyeglasses.


Hospital Boat


Description: An image from a sketchbook showing a hospital boat (possibly steamboat).

Date: 1862 

Description: The USS "Benton" was an "ironclad" ship which served as Capt. Andrew Hull Foote's flagship during the March 1862 assault on Island No. 10.

Date: 1935 

Description: Pencil and ink plan and elevation sketch, drawn by Frank Lloyd Wright, for a firescreen for the Hillside Theater. The drawing includes a dimensioned plan a...


Mormon House

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of the Mormon house.

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