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Date: 1848 

Description: The first Fort Crawford at Prairie du Chien, with the Mississippi River in the foreground. Although dated 1830, this scene was actually painted by Henry Le...

Date: 1844-01-12 

Description: A pen and ink drawing of a log cabin of pork casks and a washtub, contained in a letter written by Thomas Steel, Waukesha County farmer and physician, to h...

Date: 1845 ca.

Description: A sixth-plate Daguerreotype of Sophronia Newcomb Larkin, who married Benjamin Franklin Larkin.

Date: 1849-07-03 

Description: The Black Hills sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon Trail).

Photograph

Vedder House

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: The Cornelia Vedder house. Described as the house "where George Winnie, a conductor on the Milwaukee and Prairie du Chien Railroad, stayed at the end of hi...

Date: 1842 

Description: A map of the Western rivers, a "travellers guide" exhibiting the Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio and Illinois Rivers with principal towns.

Date: 1849-05 ca.

Description: The bottom lands and a farm in Missouri; Sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Or...

Date: 1844 

Description: Mandan Indians engaged in archery competition (Plate 24). "The meeting represented here is something like that of an Archery Club in the civilized world, b...

Date: 1846 

Description: This map is paint and ink on board with relief shown pictorially. The map was planned by Alfred Ames, drawn by one daughter and painted by another daughter...

Manuscript

Ranunculaceae

Date: 1849 

Description: Handwritten list of plants in the Ranunculaceae or crowfoot family.

Map or Atlas

Map of Milwaukee

Date: 1846 

Description: This map shows lot and block numbers, roads, railroads, and some landowners’ names and includes the manuscript annotations: "From the Lapham collection" --...

Date: 1846 ca.

Description: A hand-colored map of Wisconsin shows the counties in the state south and east of the Wisconsin and Fox rivers and the locations of Indian lands to the nor...

Date: 1844 

Description: Part of a series of local maps, showing a number of burial mounds in the shape of animals near Madison, Wisconsin along military road. The maps also show d...

Photograph

Little Stone House

Date: 1841 

Description: Photographic print of a sketch of a residential home titled, "Little Stone House."

Date: 1844-10 ca.

Description: View from a pile-driver on the north pier of the community then known as Southport. The pier visible at left center, constructed between 1840-1842, was th...

Date: 1846-05 

Description: Hand-colored map of southeastern Wisconsin showing the counties of Dodge, Jefferson, Rock, Walworth, Racine (including modern-day Kenosha County), Waukesha...

Map or Atlas

Map of Milwaukee

Date: 1849 

Description: This map shows lot and block numbers, wards, local streets, railroads, some landowners’ names, Milwaukee River, Menomonee River, and part of Lake Michigan....

Date: 1849-05-17 ca.

Description: Nodaway, Missouri; Sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon Trail). Wilkins d...

Date: 1849 

Description: Directions for putting together and operating McCormick's Patent Virginia Reaper. Features a woodcut illustration with labeled parts.

Date: 1844 

Description: A buffalo surrounded by wolves (Plate 10). "There are several varieties of the wolf species on the American prairies, the most numerous and formidable of...

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