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Date: 1840 ca.
Description: Home of William Augustus Prentiss, built in 1836 and burned in 1845. Small two-story house. Four people are standing around the house.
Description: A buffalo surrounded by wolves (Plate 10).
"There are several varieties of the wolf species on the American prairies, the most numerous and formidable of...
Description: Bear Valley in Utah; sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon Trail).
Description: Head and shoulders portrait, possibly of Jane Fisher Rolette Dousman, wife of Hercules Dousman and mother of H. Louis Dousman. The photograph has been enh...
Description: This map surveyed under the direction of Captain Thomas J. Cram is one in a series of seventeen that accompanied Cram's report on the Fox-Wisconsin river s...
Description: Shows county line boundaries, rivers, and falls. Includes explanation of township and county divisions. Pen and pencil on paper. Title supplied by catalog...
Description: A view across the river of several residences.
Description: Handwritten list of plants in the Ranunculaceae or crowfoot family.
Description: Fort Leavenworth with trees, buildings and American flag. The fort was established by Colonel Henry Leavenworth to protect the Santa Fe trail against the I...
Description: This map shows the counties and towns in existence at the time as well as lead and copper mines
Description: In 1847, a year before Wisconsin entered statehood, most of the county shapes in southeastern and southern Wisconsin looked the same as they do today, wher...
Description: The Clay Bluffs in Wyoming; sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon Trail).
Description: Increase Lapham's handwritten title page for A Geographical and Topographical Description of Wisconsin
Description: A Menominee village as depicted by Francois, Comte de Castelnau, a French naturalist and diplomat who visited Green Bay area about 1838. The detailed, hand...
Description: A campaign poster for Free Soil Party candidates Martin Van Buren and Charles Francis Adams for President and Vice-President. Above is the American eagle,...
Description: Baby mittens knitted of ecru, red and pink wool yarn.
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...
Description: A page in Samuel Marshall's diary, dated September 28, 1842, with several short entries.
Description: First page of a document handwritten by Thomas Marshall.
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