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Historical Object

Elizabeth Fisher Sampler

Date: 1820-04-24 

Description: Embroidered sampler bearing the stitched signature, "El Fisher April 24 1820." Elizabeth Fisher was the half-sister of Jane Fisher Rolette Dousman.

Date: 1866 

Description: Vignetted carte-de-visite of Dr. Jared Potter Kirtland (1793-1877), American scientist. Kirtland, among many other exploits, worked on the 1837 Ohio geolog...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: View from the shore of Kenosha's North Pier and lighthouse. Waves are breaking on the shore of Lake Michigan.

Date: 1899-01 

Description: A portrait of Syl with long curly hair sitting next to a small table with books on top of it.

Date: 1869-09 

Description: Stereograph image of the body of Schuyler Gates near the mouth of Hurlbut Creek. The body is laying between the ruts of a rugged dirt road.

Date: 1898-12 

Description: Fire insurance map showing the grounds and buildings of the McCormick Reaper Works, a factory operated by the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company.

Map or Atlas

State of Wisconsin

Date: 1886 

Description: This map shows U.S. land offices, completed railroads, railroad land grant limits, lakes, rivers, and Indian reservations. Communities, lakes, and rivers a...

Map or Atlas

Dendo Island

Date: 1881 

Description: This map is pen and ink on paper and shows part of the city of Menasha, local streets, Dendo Island, part of Lake Winnebago, and part of Little Lake Butte...

Date: 1877 ca.

Description: Composite of photographic portraits of the members of the Concordia Singing Society of Alma, Wisconsin. The decorative matte includes musical elements and...

Date: 1884 ca.

Description: Advertisement for the selling of tents for the Eighteenth Annual National Encampment, of Grand Army of the Republic, at Minneapolis, Minnesota, on July 23,...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: A Ho-Chunk couple and their dog outside of their winter home (ciiporoke). A Hudson Bay blanket hangs over the door opening. The long tree branches leaning...

Date: 1887 ca.

Description: Peter Selb, Ben Dietrich, J.A. Lockwood, Matt Dietrich, and John Downing pose around the hand engine of the volunteer fire department. All but Selb were ch...

Photograph

Cary Bass with Hoop

Date: 1897 

Description: The photographer's son, Edward Cary Bass, with a hoop. There is a lattice fence behind him.

Date: 1899-06-12 ca.

Description: A crowd gathers amid debris left from the aftermath of a tornado. Trees have been stripped of their limbs and bark, and houses have been flattened by the n...

Date: 1860 after

Description: A man, probably Jefferson Davis, rides a pig carrying a sign that reads, "2d EDITION!!! 40,000 Killed, Wounded, THIS ONE MISSING! VIA CINCINNATI!" Blue ink...

Date: 1894-05-10 

Description: View from river of three men in a sailboat near the shoreline. Behind them are houseboats up on blocks on the shore of the Ohio River, with other buildings...

Date: 1892 

Description: Chromolithograph card of a man in "native" Tunisian costume, posing next to a Singer sewing machine. Part of a "Costumes of All Nations," set created as a...

Date: 1881 ca.

Description: Bird's-eye view of Milwaukee from the south lakeshore.

Photograph

Bascom Hall

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: Stereograph of exterior of Main Hall (now Bascom Hall) on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.

Date: 1887 

Description: This 1887 manuscript map by Amidon G. Miller covers portions of the towns of Nelson and Stockholm in Pepin County, Wisconsin, as well as a portion of the T...

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