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Date: 1835 ca.

Description: Chat-o-nis-see, Chief of the Pottowattomie (Potawatomi). Hand-colored lithograph from the Aboriginal Portfolio, drawn at the Treaty of Fort Wayne (1827). H...

Date: 1896-05 

Description: The office of Historical Society Librarian Minnie Oakley in the third Wisconsin State Capitol. From 1866 to 1883 the Historical Society occupied the entire...

Date: 1879 

Description: Bird's-eye view of Milwaukee.

Date: 1857 

Description: From Judge Smith Addition, 5th Ward, looking north, toward the city. Drawing is an elevated view of field and plank fence in foreground, road to the left a...

Date: 1899 

Description: Exterior view of the Hausmann Brewing Company's Malt House, 1603 Sherman Avenue.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of a Ho-Chunk boy posed standing on the left wearing a winter coat, German silver earrings, and bandana. A...

Date: 1897 

Description: This 1897 map of Sawyer County, Wisconsin, shows the township and range system, sections, roads, farm houses, camps, school houses, dams, bridges, Indian r...

Photograph

Durkee House

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: The Durkee House built by Charles Durkee in 1843.

Photograph

John H. Knapp

Date: 1845 

Description: Sixth plate daguerreotype of John H. Knapp. He is seated, facing forward, and is wearing a suit with velvet collar, plaid vest, cravat, and stand-up collar...

Date: 1886 ca.

Description: Stereograph of a group of men standing knee deep in water using handspikes probably in an attempt to dislodge a lumber raft from a sandbar or from the shor...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Long Tail lighthouse. Built in 1847-1848 and abandoned in 1859 when a new frame lighthouse was built nearby.

Date: 1860 after

Description: Uncle Sam and General Winfield Scott discuss what to do with a Secession snake. Uncle Sam sits in a chair which is tipped back and his foot is resting on a...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Map shows St. Croix, Wisconsin and a small portion of Taylor's Falls, Minnesota. Map reads: "The Lands shaded show the Mill & Riparian Reservation & unplat...

Date: 1896-09-20 

Description: Informal portrait of a group of people gathered on the curb and sidewalk in front of a building. Many of the people have bicycles. There is a pennant behin...

Date: 1836 

Description: This map was created to accompany a congressional report shows the then Wisconsin Territory, including present-day states of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, an...

Date: 1852 

Description: Circular and catalogue advertising Dr. Chandler B. Chapman's "Practical School for Anatomy and Surgery." Madison, 1852.

Date: 1859 

Description: Handbill advertising McCormick's reaper and mower. Includes the headline "15,000 sold in the last four years." An order form is attached to the bottom of t...

Photograph

Portage Railroad

Date: 1884 

Description: A group of men and boys posed around Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway locomotive # 313, a switch engine. The Fox House is in the background.

Date: 1874 ca.

Description: Three boys stand in front of a picket fence. Behind them are more people in the yard of an urban bracket style house that has a small front porch, parapet...

Date: 1866 ca.

Description: Engraved carte-de-visite portrait of General Ulysses S. Grant and his family.

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