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Drawing

Scirpus Pungens

Date:  date unknown

Description: Drawing by Increase Lapham of Scirpus Pungens. It is a species of flowering plant in the sedge family known by the common name Common Three-Square. It is a...

Date: 1885 

Description: A view of what is now known as Bascom Hill including Main Hall (Bascom Hall), North Hall, Music Hall, Science Hall, South Hall, Washburn Observatory and Wo...

Date: 1863 ca.

Description: A sketch of pulleys on crankshafts.

Date: 1859 ca.

Description: An original pencil sketch by banker and real estate developer Napoleon B. Van Slyke, possibly for his residence erected in 1859 at 510 North Carroll Street...

Date: 1849-05 ca.

Description: A farm in Missouri with one wagon visible. Sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the...

Drawing

Ledger Drawing

Date:  date unknown

Description: Ledger Drawing. Two men, one horse. One man touches the other with what may be a coup stick.

Date: 1862-08-02 

Description: Engraved view of several men in a long trench digging Grant's canal on the Mississippi River opposite Vicksburg.

Drawing

Duck River Map

Date:  date unknown

Description: Prehistoric Indian earthworks on the middle fork of the Duck River.

Date: 1851-12-01 

Description: Plat map of Wisconsin township 12, North, 9E.

Date: 1956-05 

Description: Perspective drawing of the Sy Dolnick Residence, "Woodwind", designed by John Randal McDonald.

Date: 1947-12-13 

Description: Design in blue for Wisconsin Centennial 3 cent postage stamp featuring a badger in a subtle "W" design.

Drawing

A Merry Xmas

Date: 1881 

Description: A black and silver, hand-drawn, pen and ink holiday card with an Asian theme. A woman and a young man face each other. A dried flower and sprig of foliage...

Date: 1872 

Description: Drawing of the plan for the layout of the Capitol Park, drawn by Cleveland who was a landscape architect from Chicago.

Drawing

A Summer Memory

Date:  date unknown

Description: Drawing of a fisherman standing on one leg and holding with an outstretched arm a fish on a string in one hand, and a bottle of alcohol in his left hand. H...

Date: 1852 

Description: Pencil drawing of view overlooking Madison. The sketch looks down North Hamilton Street from the capitol. Rutted, irregular streets and frame houses mark...

Date: 1863 ca.

Description: A sketch of a thermometer. Quoting from Muir's autobiography "My Boyhood and Youth" he described the thermometer as "made of an iron rod, about three feet...

Drawing

Ol' Brick Inn

Date:  date unknown

Description: A group of policemen waving nightsticks are crowded into an open car. On the right is a sign pointing to the "Ol' Brick Inn." One of the men has fallen out...

Drawing

School

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: The first school house at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin.

Date:  

Description: Original drawing of the first floor of the McCormick residence, 675 Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois. Construction started after the Chicago fire in 1874, an...

Date: 1828 ca.

Description: Increase Lapham drawings of Poa pratensis, Festuca duriuscula, Lolium prenne, Alopecurus pratensis, Anthoxanthum odoratum

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