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Date: 1844 

Description: A portrayal of the effects of contact with whites on the Assiniboine chief, Wi-Jun-Jon. (Plate 25). "In offering this illustration to the reader, I am repr...

Date: 1891 

Description: Lithograph view of The Pabst German Stadt Theater on Oneida Street in Milwaukee, Wis.

Date: 1832 ca.

Description: Punka Indians encamped on the banks of the Missouri River and canoeing in river.

Date: 1868 

Description: Cover of an advertising catalog for C.H. McCormick and Brothers, featuring an engraved illustration of man operating a horse-drawn mower. Includes the text...

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Sons of Erin

Date: 1860 before

Description: Portrait of Michael Corcoran. Caption below reads, "SONS OF ERIN!-Let the watchword be CORCORAN! RESCUED IF LIVING, AVENGED IF DEAD!" Black ink on beige en...

Date: 1832 ca.

Description: Assorted Indian utensils and arms.

Date: 1883 

Description: Illustrations from an 1883 McCormick Harvesting Machine Company catalog portraying the evolution of the reaper. The first three drawings show pigs being l...

Date: 1883 

Description: Handbill for a field trial of grain binders, sponsored by the Marsh-Whitney Manufacturing Company. Includes the text "grand general field trial of low-down...

Date: 1851 

Description: Handbill or Broadsheet advertising McCormick's Patent Virginia Reaper. Includes an illustration of the reaper in use. One man is driving the horses, anothe...

Date: 1848 

Description: Photographic print of an itinerary for Wisconsin Stage Lines operated by John Frink & Co. copied from an 1848-1849 Milwaukee City Directory. The advertisem...

Date: 1895 

Description: Front cover of a booklet advertising the Van Duzen gas and gasoline engine featuring an illustration of the engine along with text reading, "Manufactured b...

Date: 1886 

Description: Page from an 1886 McCormick Harvesting Machine Company catalog showing early harvesting technology. One drawing depicts a farmer in India harvesting grain...

Date: 1861 ca.

Description: A Quaker bonnet made from the Union flag. It is unlikely that any practicing Quaker would have anything to do with a "Union bonnet" because of their belief...

Date: 1864-02-04 

Description: Embossed invitation to the fourth masquerade ball of the Madison Fire Engine Company #2. The invitation depicts a fire fighter on a ladder carrying a woman...

Date: 1872 ca.

Description: An excerpt from "Picturesque America", ed. Bryant, (1872).

Date: 1826 

Description: Originally titled "Chippeway Squaws". Portrait of three Chippewa (Ojibwa) women with their babies painted by J.O. Lewis at the Treaty of Fond du Lac.

Date: 1862-08-20 

Description: Confederate wildcat money used during the Civil War.

Date: 1859 

Description: 1859 Chicago, St. Paul & Fond du Lac Railroad pass belonging to S.S. Merrill. Pass is signed by George Dunlap.

Date: 1849 ca.

Description: A head and shoulders portrait of James K. Polk, 11th President of the United States, 1845-1849. Polk was born in North Carolina on November 2, 1795 and di...

Date: 1873-11-19 

Description: Nina Lynn Sturgis and Hercules Louis Dousman's wedding announcement, "At Home" card and envelope with an "S" and a "D" intertwined on the flap. The ceremon...

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