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Date: 1897 

Description: Saloon owned by Tom Emerson. Poster advertises a fair in Black River Falls on September 7, 8, 9, and 10, 1897.

Historical Object

McCormick Agency Sign

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Tin sign used to identify a McCormick Harvesting Machine Company dealership or agency. Includes a portrait of Cyrus McCormick and illustrations of a "harve...

Date: 1892 

Description: Chromolithograph card of an Irish couple from Londonderry in "native" Irish costume, posing next to a Singer sewing machine. Part of a "Costumes of All Nat...

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the main building of the State School for the Deaf.

Date: 1898 

Description: Flags and posters are displayed over King Street for the fifty year celebration. One banner reads: "1848 Wisconsin 1898." Pedestrians are on the streets an...

Date: 1897 ca.

Description: View of the interior running track inside the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Red Gym (Armory or Old Red).

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Group of relatives and associates of John Johnston, posed sitting and standing on the steps of the estate. Some of the men wear bowler hats and hold canes,...


Allen's Hotel

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: Allen's hotel.

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Elevated view of multiple homes and buildings.

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Men walking across a bridge over railroad tracks.

Date: 1894 

Description: Front cover featuring a color illustration of a man forging a chain on an anvil. He is wearing a winged helmet with the word "Progress" on the front. The c...

Date: 1890 

Description: This map shows lot and block numbers, established dock lines, docks, slips, railroads, streets, selected industrial buildings, sites for manufactories, and...


Hay Barn

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Three men posing with an open-air hay barn. Two men stand in front of the barn near two horses, while one man stands on the roof of the barn.

Date: 1896 

Description: This 1896 map shows the township and range system, sections, cities and villages, railroads, vacant land and land sold by the Wisconsin Central Railroad, s...

Date: 1894 ca.

Description: Frank Winneshiek (WaConChaHoNoKah), left, and Henry Winneshiek (WaConChaRooNayKah). Both wear traditional beaded shirts, garters, and Ho-Chunk-style moccas...

Date: 1896-10-22 

Description: "Sound Money!". A broadside advertising a talk by D.F. Tyrrel of Marinette, Wisconsin, in behalf of the Republican Presidential candidacy of William McKinl...

Date: 1898-07-04 ca.

Description: A man sits and a woman rests against a tree near a rustic bridge. Several bicycles are parked nearby as well.

Date: 1895 

Description: Catalog featuring calendar pages. October features a man using a hoe in a field. November features a drawing of the Buckeye Twine Mills.

Date: 1891 

Description: Back cover illustration of the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company catalog. Shows children and adults, some of them circus performers, inside a large tent...

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the First Congregational Church.

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