Date: 1899 ca.

Description: Mosaic in the south/central lobby floor of the Wisconsin Historical Society. The printer's mark of Melchor Lotter, a Leipzig printer from 1491-1536, was in...

Date: 1869 ca.

Description: Portrait of six young men who were boarders at Nancy Smith's. A 14-year-old Robert M. La Follette stands in the center.

Date: 1868 ca.

Description: View from unpaved Wisconsin Avenue looking east toward the third Wisconsin State Capitol sometime prior to the completion of the dome (1869). The portion o...


Indian Mound

Date: 1894-05-11 

Description: East side view of an Indian Mound (Big Grave).

Date: 1866 

Description: This manuscript map by Increase Lapham shows the Dells of the Wisconsin River, from Stand Rock and Witches Gulch at the north to a point approximately one...

Date: 1865 before

Description: Sixth plate ferrotype/tintype of William H. Cheney (?) and Lyman Richardson. Half length portrait, seated, facing forward, wearing their Civil War uniforms...

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: This map shows lakes, railroads, and rivers. An explanation of railroad lines with mileage in Wisconsin and total mileage for 1885 is included. Portions of...

Date: 1896-09-24 

Description: Outdoor portrait of Elsie Stevens sitting on "Kittie" the horse. They are posed with the lake in the background.

Date: 1871 ca.

Description: A family is in a yard around a table. Behind them is a large brick house with four chimneys, railings on its front porch and latticework enclosing the side...

Date: 1899 

Description: Outdoor portrait of Florentina Krueger holding twin babies Edgar and Jennie Krueger.

Date: 1864 ca.

Description: Map reads, "Johnson's Wisconsin and Michigan". There is a decorative border, a scale of which ten miles is approximately one inch and individual counties d...

Book or Pamphlet

Walter A. Wood Catalog Cover

Date: 1881 

Description: Wood's mowers, featuring an illustration of a man using a team of horses to pull a mower in a field.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: View of a mission house, erected between 1862 and 1873.

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: A woman drives a horse-drawn carriage over a rustic, wooden bridge.


Field of Grain

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Two men, one waving a hat, standing in a shoulder-high field of grain.

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: Color lithograph on paper. "James A. Herne in his Great Play" upper left, title and director upper right. Scene from play with Martin and Nathaniel Berry c...

Map or Atlas

Edgerton, Wisconsin

Date: 1871 

Description: Like many southeastern Wisconsin villages, Edgerton was settled by Yankee immigrants in the 1830s. Though this view gives no indication of it, by 1871 toba...

Date: 1892 ca.

Description: This map shows the dams and locks of the Fox River between Neenah, in Winnebago County, Wisconsin, and Kaukauna, in Outagamie County. The cities and villag...


Main Street

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Main Street.

Date: 1890-09-23 

Description: First page of a letter from Governor William Dempster Hoard to Henry C. Payne rejecting a $1000 donation Payne sent from Philip Armour.

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