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Date: 1889 

Description: Holiday card depicting a family; mother, father, daughter, son and their dog. The mother is standing with a tea tray, the father is seated and the children...

Date: 1884 

Description: Sanborn-Perris fire insurance map for city of Menasha.

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Elevated exterior view of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Washburn Observatory.

Date: 1870 

Description: Crowd gathered at Chicago & St. Louis Railroad Station to see off a colony of emigrants from Chicago who planned to settle in Colorado on a tract of land p...

Date: 1849-07-11 

Description: Sweetwater River in Wyoming; sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon Trail).

Date: 1885 

Description: Engraved illustration of "Walnut Grove," the "homestead of the McCormick family" in Rockbridge County, Virginia. Cyrus Hall McCormick developed the first s...

Date: 1860 after

Description: An aunt, Mary, finds two boys, Johnny and Joe, fighting. One boy is an obvious loser. The text below reads: "Mary. Why, Johnny, what have you been doing?...

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Valentine's Day card with a woman sitting in a meadow reading a book. She is wearing a yellow dress and a red hat with a feather. To the right in the backg...

Photograph

White River Bridge

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Elevated view of the Wiscsonsin Central's bridge over the White River, about six miles south of Ashland. The bridge was 1600 ft. long and 110 ft. above the...

Photograph

Ingram Block

Date: 1896 

Description: Corner view of the Ingram block, which contained the public library.

Photograph

Views

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: Two views of Waukesha, looking east.

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: A family of eleven sits on the porch steps or stands in the yard of a wood frame house with elegant trim above its windows and on top of the porch. Four ch...

Date: 1886 

Description: Instructions for attaching steel bundle carrier to McCormick steel harvester. Features an illustration of the carrier attached to a harvester. The harves...

Photograph

Luther College

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: A view of the south and west sides of Luther College. Built in 1865, the south wing was added later. The building burned May 19, 1889 and re-opened Octobe...

Date: 1892 

Description: Cover of a Swedish advertising catalog for William Deering and Company farm machinery. Features an illustration of a wizard(?) surrounded by male and femal...

Date: 1850 

Description: Kakabeka Falls, with men in the foreground facing the falls.

Photograph

Draper Hall

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Side view of Draper Hall on Lake Road. Tree-lined street with two men sitting on chairs in front of Draper Hall.

Photograph

Morgan L. Martin

Date: 1891 

Description: Waist-up carte-de-visite portrait of Morgan L. Martin, 3rd Wisconsin Cavalry.

Date: 1892 ca.

Description: Caption: "Stage driven by William C. Alden stopping in front of Coon Valley store on the route between Viroqua to Muscoda and La Crosse. Alden drove the st...

Date: 1896 ca.

Description: Studio full-length portrait of two unidentifed Ho-Chunk women posed in front of a painted backdrop. The woman standing on the left is wearing several neckl...

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