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Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Horse-drawn fire wagon in front of several brick buildings, including the Capitol Publishing building, near the water tower. The man driving the wagon may...

Date: 1858 

Description: A pencil sketch of the Jacob Miller home.

Date: 1849-06-29 

Description: Laramie Peak in Wyoming; Sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon Trail).

Map or Atlas

Dendo Island

Date: 1881 

Description: This map is pen and ink on paper and shows part of the city of Menasha, local streets, Dendo Island, part of Lake Winnebago, and part of Little Lake Butte...

Date: 1870 before

Description: Sketch of the Fox River, a train, the mill, a warehouse, and a steamboat.

Date: 1848 ca.

Description: Sketch of the Madison Women's Seminary on the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and East Johnson. The Madison Female Academy was a 19th century school for girls w...

Date: 1873 ca.

Description: Family posing in a wooded yard. One man holds a wooden flute. Behind them is a Greek Revival house with a Madison Mutual insurance sign over the door.

Photograph

Model Gun

Date: 1862-02 

Description: Tintype of a model gun intended to accompany a patent application. The five-barreled gun, invented by William Bradford, is mounted on wheels.

Date: 1891 ca.

Description: Studio portrait of a Ho-Chunk woman posed sitting in front of a painted backdrop wearing several necklaces, earrings, a striped skirt.In her lap she is hol...

Date: 1883 

Description: C. Aultman & Co. catalog cover and back cover. On the front is a shock of wheat, a bird and a butterfly, and on the bottom a farm landscape. On the back co...

Date: 1856 ca.

Description: The Wisconsin State Capitol (the second State Capitol, the first in Madison). Illustration from the American Encyclopedia, Columbus, 1859.

Photograph

George S. Willis

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of George S. Willis. He was born in Winfield, Herkimer County, New York. Willis came to Wisconsin in January of 1836 and res...

Date: 1864 ca.

Description: The locomotives "Christopher Adams" and "Liverpool", taken over and operated by the U.S. military during the Civil War.

Date: 1871 

Description: Street scene showing destruction after Peshtigo fire.

Date: 1875-10-09 

Description: Portrait of Moscow Laseselskab Fremad (Moscow Library Association). Rasmus B. Anderson is probably in the group.

Photograph

Group Portrait

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: A group of unidentified men, women and children photographed on a bentwood bench outdoors. One girl holds a doll, and a woman holds an infant.

Date: 1855 ca.

Description: This map shows plat of town, local streets, numbered blocks and lots, proposed city park, Murray’s addition, and part of Lake Michigan. Also includes a tab...

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: Lithograph of a map drawn to indicate a mine on land owned by Mineral Point Mining Co. in the lead region of southwestern Wisconsin.

Date: 1862-03-25 

Description: Brief letter from President Abraham Lincoln to Secretary of War Edwin Stanton asking to see the files for Carl Schurz of Wisconsin and Milo Smith Haskell (...

Photograph

Field of Oats

Date: 1895-07-10 

Description: Two men stand in a vast field of oats on the farm of Fred Ashbrenner in Siegler. A frame farmhouse, farm buildings, and trees are in the background.

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