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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...

Photograph

Grant Campaign

Date: 1872 ca.

Description: Ulysses S. Grant loyalist demonstrates his strength in a display showing various sized potatoes with politicians names attached. The opposition is depicted...

Date: 1884-05-13 ca.

Description: "Mourning portrait" of Cyrus Hall McCormick (1809-1884), taken after his death on the morning of May 13, 1884. McCormick's hair and beard are neatly trimm...

Date: 1885 

Description: Illustration of the exterior of the tourist resort Tonyawatha Spring Hotel (an earlier version was called Tonyawatha House) from across the lake. There is...

Date: 1862 

Description: A composite photograph of the members of the Wisconsin State Assembly.

Date: 1874 ca.

Description: Three young men doing gymnastics in a field near a cow, with other people standing and posing behind them. Two people are in a wagon. In the background are...

Date: 1880 

Description: Bird's-eye view of Eau Claire.

Date: 1884 

Description: A composite of Civil War Confederate Commanders, this is one of the first known examples of a composite photograph and of the use of photography in adverti...

Drawing

Racine College

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: A view of Racine College.

Photograph

William N. Seymour

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of William N. Seymour. He was born in Broome County, New York on April 22, 1808. Seymour came to Madison, Wisconsin, in May...

Date: 1885 

Description: Chromolithograph advertising poster produced for the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company showing a McCormick binder stored in a shed in the middle of the...

Date: 1857 ca.

Description: Information depicting the history, condition and prospects of the Indian tribes of the United States: collected and prepared under the direction of the Bur...

Date: 1887 

Description: This map shows landownership, lot and block numbers, wards, cemeteries, and the high school. The map has been removed from Page’s Atlas of Jefferson County...

Date: 1895 

Description: Advertisement for the Davis gasoline engine. An illustration of the engine is surrounded by text reading, "Gasoline Power....That is Absolutely Safe and Re...

Date: 1894 

Description: Portrait of Johnny Catlin at age 12 when he was a drummer boy for the 28th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry.

Date: 1871 

Description: Front and back cover of catalog. Front features an illustration of 6 hands, each labeled from A-F. The back has an illustration of the "Flying Dutchman" tr...

Date: 1889 ca.

Description: Stereograph from the Panorama of the Battle of Missionary Ridge, Retreat of Confederate Batteries of Breckinridge's Division, painted in 1885. It was paint...

Photograph

Men on Bear Island

Date: 1898-10-10 after

Description: W.A. Jones and an unidentified man, probably on Bear Island, the location of the Ojibwa-Pillager Battle.

Photograph

Two Doves Houseboat

Date: 1894-05-07 

Description: View of a houseboat named "Two Doves" on the Ohio River.

Date: 1855 

Description: Drawn three years before Minnesota entered statehood, this map shows Minnesota Territory and the western part of Wisconsin. The map shows county lines, riv...

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