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Date: 1849-01-09 

Description: Shows county line boundaries, rivers, and falls. Includes explanation of township and county divisions. Pen and pencil on paper. Title supplied by catalog...

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: This map of Kewaunee shows lot and block numbers, Lake Michigan, and includes a location map showing proposed railroads. The map includes manuscript annota...

Date: 1842 

Description: Relief shown by hachures. Shows furnaces, saw mills, houses, roads, grist mills, entries, reservations, and diggings. "Compiled by order of the Board of C...

Date: 1844 

Description: Buffalo wounded by spear or arrow in the snow (Plate 16)."The reader has here, a striking illustration of the deadly effects of the Indian's arrow, and als...

Date: 1846 

Description: This map shows the counties and towns in existence at the time as well as lead and copper mines

Date: 1846 ca.

Description: This plat map, which features the very early spelling of Wisconsin as "Wiskonsin," was created sometime between 1846 and 1854 and shows a canal and dam on...

Map or Atlas

Map of Milwaukee

Date: 1848 

Description: This map shows lot and block numbers, roads, railroads, and some landownersÂ’ names. Lake Michigan, the Milwaukee River, and the Menomonee River are labeled...

Date: 1844 ca.

Description: North American Indians on horseback during a buffalo hunt. "In [this plate], I have represented a party of Indians in chase of a herd, some of whom are pur...

Historical Object

Captain George Myrick

Date: 1844 before

Description: Blueprint from aperture silhouette of Captain George Myrick (1767-1844) of Nantucket, Mass. He faces left (proper right) and is wearing a top hat and neckt...

Date: 1844 

Description: Portrait of North American Indians (Plate 1). "The group in Plate No. 1 is composed of three Portraits from my collection, representing three different tr...


Racine College

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: A view of Racine College.

Date: 1848 

Description: This map shows the township and range system in southern and eastern Wisconsin as well as along the Wisconsin River in present-day Marathon, Portage, and W...

Date: 1840 

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...

Date: 1849 

Description: Geological map of the mineral region around Lake Superior, including portions of Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois.

Date: 1841 before

Description: A head and shoulders portrait of William Henry Harrison, 9th President of the United States, 1841. Born in Virginia on February 9, 1773, he was the first...

Date: 1842 

Description: An engraving depicting a woman reprimanding a young woman, while a young man looks in at a window in the background.


Description: This 19th century manuscript map shows the roads and proposed routes, villages, and lakes and streams in Walworth County, Wisconsin.


Captain James Ward

Date: 1845 ca.

Description: Sixth plate daguerreotype. Waist-up portrait in front of a painted backdrop of Captain James Ward. Ward was from Mason County, Kentucky, and a compatriot o...

Date: 1849-07-24 

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).

Date: 1848 ca.

Description: Photographic reprint of a daguerreotype of Cyrus Hall McCormick (1809-1884). McCormick was a Chicago industrialist and inventor in 1831 of the first commer...

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