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Photograph

Darwin Clark

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Darwin Clark. He was born in Otsego County, New York, in 1812, and came to Wisconsin in May of 1836. Clark served as mayo...

Photograph

Montello House

Date: 1897 

Description: A cabinet card photograph of the Montello House Hotel. The two-story brick building has a gable fronted wing on the right and a shingled wooden tower on th...

Date: 1845 ca.

Description: A cased daguerreotype of Horace Griswold Bliss, purported to be Madison's first pharmacist. Subject is seated, looking forward, bent to the right at a 3/4...

Photograph

Peshtigo Fire Ruins

Date: 1871 

Description: Building destroyed in Peshtigo fire.

Date: 1857 ca.

Description: Section drawing of the rotunda of the third Wisconsin State Capitol (second in Madison) by Stephen V. Shipman. August Kutzbock and Samuel H. Donnel were th...

Date: 1874 

Description: This hand-colored map of Wisconsin and the western portion of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, shows the township grid, railroads completed and in progress, cou...

Photograph

Fort Winnebago

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: Ruins of the commissary warehouse at Fort Winnebago, about 1898. Fort Winnebago was closed in 1845 and the land and buildings sold. Today, only the Surge...

Photograph

Stuart in the Tub

Date: 1899-03 

Description: Sunlight through a window highlights the head and shoulders of Stuart Fargo, age 18 months, in a sitz bathtub in the bathroom of the family home. There is...

Date: 1860 after

Description: Jefferson Davis, dressed as a woman, floating in a washtub labeled "Lady Davis" which flies the Confederate flag. He holds a bottle in his left hand and st...

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: View of crowd watching a parade. Elevated view taken from the Van Schaick studio; the same building housed the telephone exchange.

Date: 1862 ca.

Description: Portrait of inventor and businessman Cyrus Hall McCormick (1809-1884).

Photograph

Alma Seipp

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Full-length portrait of Alma Seipp posing seated in an ornately carved chair. She wears a floor-length gown with high collar and ribbon trim. Alma is a dau...

Date: 1862 ca.

Description: Civil War cover featuring the first national flag of the Confederacy (Stars and Bars) and the slogan, "We are in the field, and the bars are up!" Red and b...

Photograph

Erskine Residence

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the M.B. Erskine residence.

Date: 1898 

Description: Shows landownership, buildings, and railroads. Lake Mendota and Lake Wingra are labelled.

Date: 1878 ca.

Description: People seated in a small steamboat tied at a pier on a lake. A flag flies from the bow and there is a two-story frame house on the shore. This photograph m...

Date: 1864 ca.

Description: This map shows locations of quarries, sink holes, creeks, springs, rivers, houses, forts, and roads. The map appears to have been drawn on to of a plat map...

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...

Map or Atlas

Marinette County Map

Date: 1896 

Description: A map of Marinette County.

Date: 1888 ca.

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

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