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Map or Atlas

Wisconsin

Date: 1847 

Description: Shows parts of northeastern Iowa County, northwestern Dane County, and the extreme southern part of Sauk County "shewing the position of the British Temper...

Date: 1847 

Description: A geological, hand colored map of Wisconsin north and west of the Wisconsin River, as well as portions of eastern Minnesota and Iowa from the Mississippi t...

Date: 1848 ca.

Description: Photographic reprint of a daguerreotype of Cyrus Hall McCormick (1809-1884). McCormick was a Chicago industrialist and inventor in 1831 of the first commer...

Date: 1849 

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

Date: 1844 ca.

Description: Group portrait of North American Indians. Portraits of the O-Jib-Be-Ways, and individual portraits, one smoking a pipe. Symbols corresponding to individual...

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: Home of William Augustus Prentiss, built in 1836 and burned in 1845. Small two-story house. Four people are standing around the house.

Date: 1844 

Description: Wisconsin was considered part of Michigan Territory until 1836, a year before Michigan entered statehood. Drawn four years before Wisconsin entered stateho...

Newspaper Article/Clipping

"Frauen Zeitung"

Date: 1848-09-27 

Description: The front page of the newsletter "Frauen-Zeitung."

Date: 1849-05-27 

Description: The wagon train crossing Laramie Creek in Wyoming.

Date: 1848 ca.

Description: Map of Wisconsin and a portion of Minnesota showing the township surveys in progress in portions of the Saint Croix River region and in central Wisconsin a...

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: View of the Root River lighthouse.

Painting

Iwa-toke

Date: 1845 

Description: Menominee woman, Iwa-toke, "The Serpent," sister to Ke-wah-ten, "The North Wind."

Date: 1845 ca.

Description: This manuscript map, drawn about 1845, shows the township and range grid, villages, post offices, and roads in Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth counties and i...

Date: 1844 

Description: Indians on foot and horseback capturing wild horses (Plate 4). "Taking the wild horse and breaking him down is one of the proudest feats of the Indian a...

Painting

Moses Kneeland

Date: 1843 

Description: Portrait.

Date: 1844 ca.

Description: Full-length portrait of Joc-O-Sot, "A Sauk Chief from the Upper Missouri, U.S.A."

Photograph

Brule River Battle

Date: 1845 ca.

Description: Illustration of Chippewa and Sioux Indians battling each other at the Brule River. Wood engraving from Armstrong, "Early Life Among The Indians".

Painting

Reid House

Date: 1842 

Description: Watercolor of the Reid House, residence of William Reid at the head of Big Foot Lake (Lake Geneva). Two children and a woman are in the foreground.

Date: 1844 

Description: Hunters using rifles to kill buffalo (Plate 11). "This plate represents the familiar mode of procuring meat, practiced by all the voyageurs on the Misso...

Date: 1849-05 ca.

Description: Old Fort Kearney (Nebraska City). Sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon Tr...

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