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Date: 1876 

Description: Between May and September 1673, Father Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet crossed what is now Wisconsin and traveled down the Mississippi River as far as A...

Photograph

German Pharmacist

Date: 1889 

Description: A pharmacist stands behind the sales counter at the Pharmacie Werner in Boulay, France. At the time, Boulay was part of Germany.

Date: 1894 

Description: Cary Bass, son of the photographer, asleep in baby carriage with his sister Everetta standing nearby.

Date: 1874 

Description: Birds-eye view of Appleton Wisconsin. In the foreground are people fishing, strolling, and looking over the canal towards the Fox River. Streets and buildi...

Photograph

Rustic Bridge

Date: 1893 

Description: A rustic bridge on Lake Mendota Drive.

Date: 1894 

Description: The front cover of a booklet about Hillside Home School during 1894-1895, the school's seventh year.

Date: 1887 

Description: Bird's-eye map of La Crosse, with six insets including residences, a store front, The John Gund Brewing Company, and C. & J. Michel Brewing Company.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Color lithograph poster. Top caption reads "Social Session" with an insert to the right containing an image of "D. J. Sprague, Manager." The image shows me...

Date: 1894 ca.

Description: A view of the town as it appeared following the fire of 1894.

Date: 1862 

Description: This map lists and depicts the positions of "the batteries on Kentucky shore" and the "batteries on Island No. 10." The 8th Wisconsin Infantry and 15th Wis...

Photograph

Azel P. Ladd

Date: 1852 ca.

Description: Sixth plate daguerreotype of Azel Parkhurst Ladd (1811-1854). Ladd was the Wisconsin state superintendent of public instruction in 1852. Oval-framed quarte...

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Full-length studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of two unidentified Ho-Chunk women. The woman on the left is wearing a dress with many panels of...

Date: 1890 

Description: Cover of an advertising catalog for Excelsior harvesting machinery manufactured by Hoover and Gamble. Features a color illustration of a boy and girl in a...

Date: 1892 

Description: First page of calendar for January and February, 1892. Features an illustration of a woman sitting on a stone wall watching a man using a Buckeye mower in...

Date: 1860 after

Description: A cartoon of General Scott helping Jefferson Davis try on a shoe. Scott says, "Well, does that Union Shoe fit you?" And Davis replies, "Mr. Scott, this Uni...

Date: 1890 after

Description: A young woman and man pose behind a hayrick in a farm field. They both wear hats.

Date: 1861 ca.

Description: Poster designed to recruit soldiers to the 19th Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. In addition to the text, the poster features an eagle carrying a b...

Date: 1874 

Description: Map shows townships and sections, landownership and acreages, railroads, and roads. The map was compiled by the civil engineer and city surveyor agent H.I....

Date: 1870 

Description: During the War of 1812, the only battle fought in Wisconsin was in Prairie du Chien, in 1814. Made fifty-six years later, this birds eye drawing depicts th...

Date: 1872 

Description: Catalog cover for "The Advance Mower" featuring a color illustration of a man sitting on the mower pulled by a team of two horses through a field, with the...

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