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Photograph

Public Order No. 1

Date: 1862-08-31 

Description: Photograph of a printed broadside, Public Order No. 1., issued by The Committee of Safety. The first order appears to be addressing some kind of dangerous...

Date: 1889 ca.

Description: Elevated view of group gathered and posed on a new street. Behind the group is a large pile of lumber, wooden sidewalks, and what appear to be newly-constr...

Date: 1887 

Description: Opening spread of Reuben Gold Thwaites' diary of his 1887 trip on the Fox River.

Date: 1878 ca.

Description: Quarter-length studio portrait of a well-dressed young man.

Photograph

Shanty Boat

Date: 1894-06-07 

Description: A man is seated on the roof of his shanty boat. Another person is at a window. Shoreline with buildings in background.

Date: 1853-07-09 

Description: Legal title to Oren Johnson's mortgaged land in Dodge County. The La Crosse and Milwaukee Rail Road Company assessed the land for $1,500.

Date: 1848 

Description: This map by Increase Lapham shows the township and range system in southern and eastern Wisconsin as well as along the Wisconsin River in present-day Marat...

Date: 1886 ca.

Description: Stereograph of a man lying on his stomach on a raft drinking water from the river. A second man crouches on the edge of the raft while a third man is stand...

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: Winter scene with train crew shoveling snow off tracks of Madison-Portage Railroad. Stereo. "The Grand and Majestic Snowbanks on the Madison and Portage R...

Historical Object

Stuart at Bedtime

Date: 1899 

Description: A decorated album page features a photograph of Stuart Fargo at age two years. He is wearing a nightgown and is barefoot. There is a wicker chair on the le...

Date: 1887 ca.

Description: Men on shoreline are returning logs with horses, which have been stranded on a sandbar, to the main channel of the Mississippi River. Beef Slough Company w...

Date: 1858 

Description: Drawing of the exterior of the Shopiere Flouring Mill. Several men, some in a horse-drawn wagon are in front of the building.

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: A group of farmers uses a McCormick wire grain binder, built in 1876. A horse-drawn carriage is in the background. The original caption reads, "The improve...

Date: 1867-04-01 

Description: Castle Garden Emigrant Agency poster advertising railroad travel rates for emigrants.

Date: 1897 

Description: A view of Madison from a lake shoreline. Unknown location.

Postcard

Fort Crawford

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: A view of Fort Crawford (1829-1835).

Date: 1899-06-12 after

Description: In the foreground a small group of men and women stand surrounded by the debres from a tornado. Storm damaged houses and relief workers are visible in the...

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: A man and two women stand on a stile of broad wood in the middle of a field. The man stands on the second step, wearing a coat, bow tie, and fedora, the t...

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: Farmers off-loading milk cans from their wagons at the creamery. One man is operating a hoist, lifting a can to pour the milk down a chute.

Date: 1878 

Description: This map shows climate information for an entire year with an explanation key in the lower left corner of colors: Mean Temperature for the Year (red), Mean...

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