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Date: 1886 

Description: Front cover featuring illustrations of wheeled scrapers, drag scrapers, railroad plows and road graders.

Book or Pamphlet

Wisconsin Circus Lore

Date: 1937 

Description: Cover of "Wisconsin Circus Lore" written by the Federal Writer's Project in Wisconsin and bound by the Milwaukee Handicraft Project. The cover features a d...

Date: 1902 

Description: Cover of an advertising catalog for the Frost and Wood Company, manufacturers of agricultural equipment, Smith's Falls, Ontario, Canada. Features a color i...

Date: 1898 

Description: Catalog cover with an illustration behind the company name of a stylized dragon dangling a chain with a disc that reads "49th Year." The dates 1849 and 189...

Book or Pamphlet

Camping in the Rain

Date: 1903 

Description: Drawing of a tent stretched between two trees and a fire with cookware in the rain.

Book or Pamphlet

Political Market

Date: 1858-06-12 ca.

Description: A political cartoon in "Harper's Weekly" about railroad company presidents' purchasing Wisconsin state legislatures and governors. The caption reads: ...

Book or Pamphlet

Picking Cotton

Date: 1931-06 

Description: African Americans picking cotton on a large plantation in Virginia.

Date: 1851 

Description: Synopsis of Indian Hieroglyphics. Pictographs 71-140, including birds, human figures, plants, animals and other symbols.

Book or Pamphlet

Petroglyph Designs


Description: A variety of petroglyph designs originating on the Marquesas Islands.

Date: 1886 

Description: Cover of an advertising brochure for the Milwaukee Harvester Company featuring a color chromolithograph illustration of a farmer in a field operating a hor...

Date: 1893-08 

Description: View of the main room of the Woman's Library in the Woman's Building at the World's Columbian Exposition.

Book or Pamphlet

Power Farming Marches On!

Date: 1938 

Description: McCormick-Deering No.2 tractor spring tooth harrow brochure. "Again — Power Farming Marches On! McCormick-Deering Leads the Way."

Date: 1868 

Description: Features an illustration of a man using a mower with a team of two horses. Caption below reads: "Here a stump is to be passed, as you now discover, And a l...

Date: 1892 

Description: Fourth page of calendar for July and August, 1892. Features an illustration of a man using a team of horses to pull a Buckeye harvesting machine in a field...

Date: 1941 

Description: Front cover and silver and golden wedding menu suggestion page from the Daughters of Isabella, Our Lady of the Lake Circle No. 369, with a cross and a crow...

Book or Pamphlet

Bremen Flyers

Date: 1928-04-28 ca.

Description: Graphic design from a souvenir publication that welcomed the three heroic pilots who crossed the Atlantic from east to west in the Bremen, a Junkers W33 ai...

Date: 1912 ca.

Description: Cover of an advertising catalog for International Harvester's Corn King line of manure spreaders. Features a color illustration of a farmer in a field with...

Book or Pamphlet

Santa as an Airship Pilot

Date: 1906 

Description: Santa Claus riding in the gondola of an airship with his load of toys. The illustration by Louis Fancher appeared on the December 22, 1906, issue of Ridge...

Book or Pamphlet

Pabst Grand Circle

Date: 1907 

Description: Exterior view of the Pabst Grand Circle Hotel and Majestic Theater. Streetcars, automobiles, carriages, horses and pedestrians line the streets. The marqui...

Date: 1900 

Description: Advertisement from catalog featuring an illustration of the Jones Chain Mower, and a man using it in a field with a team of horses. Around the border are i...

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