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Date: 1874 ca.

Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of Thomas H. Huxley, an English biologist, known as "Darwin's Bulldog." He also coined the term "agnosticism" to describe his reli...

Photograph

Stuffed Old Abe

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: "Old Abe", eagle mascot of the 8th Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. After his death in 1881 he was stuffed, mounted, and put in the Capitol museum....

Photograph

Fox River

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Stereograph view of the Fox River.

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: This 1898 map of Ashland County, Wisconsin, shows the township and range grid, towns, sections, cities and villages, landownership, roads, railroads, swamp...

Date: 1874 ca.

Description: Family in yard of large brick Greek Revival House surrounded by white, freshly painted, board fencing.

Date: 1836-10-19 

Description: This 1836 manuscript map shows the sections, windfalls, marshes, streams, prairies, acreages, and former mouth of the Pike River in what is now the eastern...

Date: 1864 ca.

Description: Tinted tintype portrait of Cyrus Hall McCormick, Jr. (1859-1936) as a child. He is wearing a jacket and necktie.

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: Old, bearded man and younger woman sitting in front of the corner of a wood outbuilding surrounded by four young children. A young boy is standing at his m...

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: The Historical Society's early library and painting collections on display in the third Wisconsin State Capitol. This photograph was taken about 1880 befor...

Photograph

Fish Hatchery

Date: 1896 

Description: The fish hatchery located south of Madison. Willow trees are along the bank on the left. A field and fence are in the background.

Date: 1864 

Description: A painting of the Grignon house and surrounding land and water.

Date: 1870 after

Description: A view of a tree-lined residential street with homes partially visible on the right.

Date: 1885 

Description: Broadsheet describing a pledge made by agricultural machinery manufacturers to compete fairly with one another, and not try to break up competitors' sales....

Photograph

Josiah Ficklin

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: Sixth plate daguerreotype, Quarter-length portrait of Josiah Ficklin. Hand coloring on cheeks. Ficklin was from Lexington, Kentucky, and one of the defende...

Date: 1865 ca.

Description: Vignetted carte-de-visite portrait of Samuel Foster Haven (1806-1881), Massachusetts anthropologist, librarian, and archaeologist. Haven is best known as t...

Date: 1896-08 

Description: Jessie Turville Thwaites, wife of Reuben Gold Thwaites, picks wildflowers.

Map or Atlas

State Map of Wisconsin

Date: 1852 ca.

Description: Map reads, "The State of Wisconsin- compiled from the latest authorities". In addition, there is a scale which is six miles for every inch, and a profile o...

Date: 1856 

Description: A bird, identified as Ixos haemorrhous, perches on a small branch. The hand-colored lithograph was produced by Wm. E. Hitchcock from William Heine's...

Photograph

Winslow House

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: Isabel Winslow and friends on the steps of her parents' home, 131 Langdon Street. Judge John B. Winslow and his wife had the house built in 1894.

Date: 1878 ca.

Description: Boys in field with shocks of grain, foreground, with log buildings and farmstead in background.

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