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Photograph

John Messersmith

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of John Messersmith. He was born in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, in 1790. Messersmith came to Wisconsin in May of 1827, and r...

Photograph

Mill

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Exterior view of a mill owned by George Mills Hull. Three men stand in the foreground, and three more stand near the entrance to the mill.

Date: 1862-03-25 

Description: Brief letter from President Abraham Lincoln to Secretary of War Edwin Stanton asking to see the files for Carl Schurz of Wisconsin and Milo Smith Haskell (...

Date: 1896-09 ca.

Description: Four unidentified men posed standing in front of office buildings. Sign in the window of the American Express Company Office shows a horse and advertises t...

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: This map shows a plat of city, land ownership by name, local streets, roads, and part of Willow River and Lake St. Croix. The map is indexed by additions a...

Date: 1868 ca.

Description: View of the Baraboo River and surrounding structures.

Date: 1832 ca.

Description: Indians on horseback hunting bison.

Date: 1859 

Description: Shows acreages and swamps in a portion of Gordon township, Ashland County, Wis. Originally published as two maps. Township lines surveyed by A.C. Stuntz...

Date: 1898 

Description: Dousman family and house party guests playing billiards at Villa Louis. A lamp hangs over the table and prints are displayed on the walls. A display cabine...

Date: 1893 

Description: Calendar, with the months of April and May, 1893. Features an illustration of a man standing holding the reins of two horses pulling a Buckeye mower. Below...

Date: 1877 ca.

Description: Stereograph of Rev. A. Jacobson, family and visitors, Perry, Wis." from Dahl's 1877 "Catalogue of Stereoscopic Views." Jacobson (1836-1910) immigrated to t...

Date: 1897-05-05 

Description: Elevated view of Wisconsin Central freight cars in a rural storage yard near Manitowoc.

Book or Pamphlet

Guarding the Cornfields

Date: 1884 

Description: Indian women standing on platforms make noise to scare birds from the cornfield.

Photograph

Schlitz Palm Garden

Date: 1886-07-03 after

Description: An interior view of the Schlitz Palm Garden, which was located on North 3rd Street, south of West Wisconsin Avenue. This image includes a drawing of a wait...

Map or Atlas

State of Wisconsin

Date: 1857 

Description: This map shows the township survey grid and identifies counties, named towns, cities and villages, rivers, lakes, and railroads. Boundaries are shown in bl...

Date: 1888 ca.

Description: A group of young men and women posed before the tents of a hunting and fishing camp.

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: A head and shoulders portrait of Martin Van Buren, the 8th President of the United States from 1837-1841. Born on December 5, 1782 in Columbia, New York,...

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Four women in dresses and hats riding bicycles on a race track at the Langlade County Fair Grounds. Bleachers at left are empty, but there is a man in a ca...

Photograph

Van S. Brady

Date: 1848 ca.

Description: Sixth plate daguerreotype waist-up portrait of Van Swearingen Brady of Ohio, son of Captain Samuel Brady.

Date: 1899 

Description: Portrait of Mrs. William Krueger, seated with a potted geranium plant placed on a table behind her. A blanket is hung behind as a backdrop.

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