Date: 1899 ca.

Description: State Historical Society of Wisconsin during construction.

Date: 1876 before

Description: Letterhead of the Berlin Woolen Mills bearing an engraving of the factory, which is unusual because of its French Mansard roof.


Harvesting a Field

Date: 1895-10-17 

Description: Elevated view from hill of a large group of men harvesting a field. Four men are standing atop a mound of what appears to be straw or hay. A steam thresher...

Date: 1886 ca.

Description: Oil on linen study of a Confederate holding a wagon wheel, created as part of a painting by the Milwaukee panorama painters active during the 1889s. Altho...

Date: 1878 ca.

Description: A large family group and a dog are posed around a table that has large books on it. The frame house behind them has a sway in its roof. A well is in the ba...

Date: 1865 ca.

Description: View of the fort from a high vantage point.

Map or Atlas

Town 13, range 3 E.

Date: 1870-07 

Description: This map of Ironton is pen-and-ink on paper and shows lots and block numbers, mill, foundry buildings, limestone quarry, iron mine, and roads. Relief is sh...

Date: 1889-04-30 before

Description: Front cover and first two pages of the souvenir menu for the centennial of George Washington's inauguration at the Hotel Marlborough. The cover features a...

Date: 1861 ca.

Description: Shaded drawings with size dimensions for plans of "Tents used in Civil War. U.S. Army Regulation Tents."
Upper left, "18. ft diam, Gilbert Anderson Hub...



Date: 1835 ca.

Description: Pe-a-jick, a Chief of the Chippewa (Ojibwa) tribe. Hand-colored lithograph from the Aboriginal Portfolio, painted at the Treaty of Prairie du Chien (1825)...

Date: 1874 

Description: Bird's-eye view of Beloit, with insets of Beloit College, Beloit High School, and Memorial Hall.

Date: 1838 

Description: Map of the entire territories of Iowa and Wisconsin.

Date: 1891 

Description: Back cover of catalog featuring a color illustration of children riding on a harvesting machine pulled by three boys. The caption reads: "It is as simple a...

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: A farmer in a jacket and hat operates a horse-drawn mower in a field. The horses are pulling the mower down a path that appears to have been mowed already;...

Date: 1886 ca.

Description: Stereograph of five men standing on a log and a plank of wood while another man chops at the log with an axe.

Date: 1898 before

Description: View of the Sugar River below a dam. A man stands in the water fishing. Two others stand on the bank at left and one is seated on the dam. Three sticks are...


Pruecius Putnam

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Pruecius Putnam. He was born in Andover, Windsor County, Vermont, on September 25, 1813. Putnam came to Wisconsin on Novemb...

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: Records room at the State Public School. Volumes of "analyzed accounts" are seen in the foreground, and small drawers line the right wall.


Road at Madison

Date: 1852-08 

Description: Pencil drawing of a dirt road through the woods with added white highlights. A horse-drawn wagon with two passengers moves down the road in the distance,...

Date: 1893 

Description: Elevated view of Columbian Exposition; from the midway looking east from the Ferris wheel.

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