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Photograph

Washington Monument

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: A monument to George Washington located in Milwaukee's Court of Honor on the median between the lanes of West Wisconsin Avenue between 8th and 10th Streets...

Date: 1860 after

Description: Jefferson Davis walks a tightrope over a waterfall heading toward the side of a cliff on which is the Capitol building, a soldier, and the Union flag. Behi...

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: Gymnasium at the State School for the Deaf with floor mats, a pommel horse, rings apparatus, and racks of Indian clubs.

Historical Object

Girl's White Leather Gloves

Date: 1845 after

Description: These girl's gloves are made of off-white kid leather. They are completely hand-stitched in beige thread, top stitched around the fingers and thumb, with t...

Date: 1865-06-28 

Description: Reverse side of a letter written and sent by Robert E. Lee from Washington College in Lexington, Kentucky to Cyrus McCormick. Lee acted as president of Was...

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: Studio portrait of Mrs. George Adams wearing white dress and large picture necklace. George Adams was the Sheriff of Jackson County.

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: Studio portrait of three men and a woman standing, and four women sitting in front of a painted backdrop. Young man standing on the extreme right is probab...

Date: 1886 ca.

Description: Exterior view of one of the first Pawling & Harnischfeger machine shops. The building was built in 1886 on the corner of South First Street and East Oregon...

Date: 1899-05 

Description: A student studies in his dorm room.

Photograph

John Porter

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of John Porter. He was born in Harrison County, Kentucky, on February 27, 1798, and came to Wisconsin in April of 1827.

Date: 1826 

Description: Originally titled "Chippeway Squaw and Child". Portrait of a Chippewa (Ojibwa) woman and her child painted by J.O. Lewis at the Treaty of Fond du Lac in 18...

Photograph

Lake Monona

Date: 1894 ca.

Description: Man in a rowboat on Lake Monona with view of the city in the background.

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: A farmer operates a McCormick grain binder pulled by two horses on a hillside.

Date: 1857 

Description: Inset of an engraved portrait of Governor William Barstow.

Date: 1882-05-30 

Description: Advertising handbill for the Osborne twine binder. Describes the results of a contest between the Osborne machine and machines made by McCormick, Deering,...

Date: 1879-12-20 

Description: Engraved image of a man falling off of a high-wheel bicycle. Two people in the background are watching the accident.

Date: 1888 ca.

Description: Studio portrait of Helen and Wanda Muir, daughters of John Muir.

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Second Sacred Heart Polish Catholic Church.

Date: 1873 ca.

Description: A wooden fence with widely spaced pickets is in the foreground. Behind it is a family in the yard of a frame house that has vines covering its windows, nic...

Date: 1896 

Description: Members of the University of Wisconsin Glee, Banjo and Mandolin Club pose at the rear of a train during the Spring Tour of 1896.

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