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Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Long Tail lighthouse. Built in 1847-1848 and abandoned in 1859 when a new frame lighthouse was built nearby.

Date: 1886 ca.

Description: Map shows townships, post offices, roads, railroads, and selected buildings. The sections are in pink, green, blue, and yellow. Counties, towns, and lakes...

Photograph

Main Street View

Date: 1892-06-01 

Description: View down Main Street featuring crowds of people near the Theatre Comique and other stores and offices.

Photograph

Doty Office

Date: 1898 

Description: View of the office building occupied by James Duane Doty during the 1820s when he was additional judge for the U.S. Circuit Court of Michigan Territory. T...

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: This late 19th century map by Increase Lapham shows the lake region around Oconomowoc in Waukesha County and eastern Jefferson County, Wisconsin. Cities an...

Drawing

Milton Academy

Date: 1865 

Description: A drawing of Milton Academy.

Photograph

Lady Elgin Docked

Date: 1859 ca.

Description: Lithograph from Frank Leslie's Illustrated News of the sidewheel passenger, Lady Elgin, at her wharf in Chicago, Illinois in 1860. From a pho...

Photograph

Church

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Church with snow on the roof.

Photograph

Oshkosh from River

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: A view of Oshkosh from a river.

Date: 1862-05 

Description: Topeka, Kansas, when the 12th Wisconsin Volunteers came marching through the town on their way to Fort Riley, May 1863. Watercolor by John Gaddis of E Com...

Map or Atlas

State of Wisconsin

Date: 1853 

Description: Railroad map outlines mid and southern Wisconsin county boundaries in red, and city/town lines are provided. Other marks include lead mines, copper mines,...

Map or Atlas

Wisconsin City

Date: 1836 ca.

Description: This is a cadastral map and shows proposed lot and block numbers for a paper city on the banks of the Rock River. Also shown are two public squares and som...

Photograph

Views

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: Two views of Waukesha, looking east.

Photograph

Chamber of Commerce

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Stereoview of the Chamber of Commerce at the corner of Broadway and Michigan Streets. Western Union Telegraph is housed within the building.

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: A view of the First Methodist Church.

Date: 1855 ca.

Description: Drawn around 1855, this map shows the placement of railroad tracks in southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois connecting Milwaukee, Prairie du Chien, Gale...

Photograph

Koll Schoolhouse

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: Koll schoolhouse in Truax Prairie.

Book or Pamphlet

Farwell Real Estate Ad

Date: 1855 

Description: Advertisment of Leonard J. Farwell from the 1855 Madison City Directory for the real estate property he had for sale. At the time Farwell was the largest...

Date: 1872 

Description: This map is pencil, ink, and watercolor on paper. Shown on the map is the elevation and profile of La Crescent Bottoms, Mt. Vernon Street line, 13th Street...

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: Elevated view of stockyard outside a McCormick Harvesting Machine Company dealership in Copenhagen, Denmark. The yard is filled with boxes containing McCor...

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