Date: 1876-08-12 

Description: A cartoon depicting General M.C. Butler holding a top hat, standing next to dead African Americans. There are slogans behind the bodies, including "Niggers...

Date: 1856 

Description: This map depicts the route of the La Crosse and Milwaukee Railroad in Wisconsin. Other railroads in Wisconsin, northern Michigan, and northern Illinois wit...

Date: 1849-06-24 

Description: Original wash drawing of Fort Laramie, Wyoming (actually Fort John; see note below). Sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California...

Date: 1887 ca.

Description: Two lumber rafts with men aboard floating down the Wisconsin River.


Brown Syverson

Date: 1861 ca.

Description: Waist-up portrait of Brown Siverson [as written on portrait; also written as Brown Syverson on Descriptive Rolls, Volume 20 and publish roster: Wisconsin V...

Date: 1886 after

Description: A view of the First Christian Science Church entrance and side. Vertical siding covers the structure and latticework and chevron stripes decorate the buil...

Date: 1893 

Description: Sinks, tubs, and cylindrical washing machines on pulleys make up the laundry facilities at the Wisconsin State Hospital for the Insane (Mendota Mental Heal...

Date: 1876 

Description: Distant view of a barnyard with people, split-rail fencing, cattle, a Norwegian-style barn with cupola and rooster weather vane and an animal building with...

Date: 1896 ca.

Description: A small, white dog poses on top of a turned post pedestal table on a front porch. The fronts of other houses can be seen in the background.

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: 1860 after

Description: A man dressed in a blue jacket and light blue trousers fishes in a "SECESSION POND". He is sitting on the Union flag. His fishing line has a Union flag on...

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: A pasture is in the foreground with a brick house, barn and connected outbuildings behind it.

Date: 1886 ca.

Description: Lithographed advertising poster showing a McCormick grain binder at the Civil War battle of Gettysburg. The poster was based on a cyclorama by French artis...

Date: 1896-08-27 

Description: View from rocky shoreline of Turvill's new sailboat tied to a dock. A women is standing on the narrow wooden dock. A man is standing in the sailboat, with...

Date: 1860 after

Description: Image of Louis Wigfall on the body of an Indian with tomahawk in hand. The captions reads, "WIGFALL on his promised descent on Washington." This is a barb...


Reed Residence

Date: 1867 

Description: The home of Curtis Reed.


War Dance

Date: 1890-09 

Description: A drawing of a war dance including Kiowas, Osages, and Pawnees drawn by a Comanche boy, at Kiowa, Comanche, and Wichita Agency, Oklahoma.

Date: 1884 

Description: Back cover featuring a chromolithograph of a young boy driving a team of oxen pulling a Buckeye Twine Binder. At the bottom is a letter that says, in part:...


4th Maine Battery

Date: 1864-04-20 

Description: The 4th Maine artillery battery posed in front of a large building.


Milwaukee City Hall

Date: 1895 before

Description: Elevated view from the top of a building of Milwaukee City Hall under construction.

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