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Date: 1860 ca.

Description: Wisconsin State Hospital for the Insane designed by Stephen V. Shipman (Mendota Mental Health Institute).

Date: 1862-09-17 

Description: Proclamation of amnesty by Confederate Major General Loring, offering "Christian charity" to citizens who have been armed by the Union if they surrender th...

Photograph

William H. Pratt

Date: 1864 

Description: Vignetted carte-de-visite portrait of William H. Pratt of Davenport, Iowa. Handwritten inscription at bottom reads, "Pratt, 1864."

Print

Unite Or Die

Date: 1860 after

Description: A snake with 15 segments, SC, Ca, Mi, Ala, N.C, Tex, De, Md, Va, Fla, Ark, Ten, Ke and Mo. Snake has the Confederate flag and a palm tree behind it. In bol...

Date: 1867 ca.

Description: Randall Wilcox's home, with fence and people standing on the front porch.

Date: 1860 after

Description: The "crest" of Jefferson Davis has a horizontal blue field at the top with white stars representing the seceding states. Three vertical fields (red-white-r...

Photograph

Fort Harrison

Date: 1861 ca.

Description: Exterior view of Civil War fortification Fort Harrison showing embrasures and parapets of casemates.

Date: 1861-08-24 ca.

Description: Civil War Era Union recruitment poster for Fox River Zouaves.

Photograph

Lane Residence

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: A general view of the Lane residence, which is the birthplace of Carrie Lane, later Carrie Chapman Catt, noted woman suffrage leader.

Date: 1860 after

Description: A soldier stands on the left with his gun and bayonet. A sailor stands on the right holding a banner that reads, "THE UNION MUST & SHALL BE PRESERVED". In...

Date: 1865 

Description: This map shows the population density per square mile in the entire state, showing southeastern and southern Wisconsin had the greatest population density...

Date: 1860 after

Description: Union envelope. At the top two flags face each other with a shield in the center on a blue background with white stars. A blue border with white stars fram...

Date: 1864-09-17 

Description: A political cartoon of President Abraham Lincoln holding a tiny General George McClellan in the palm of his hand. McClellan is carrying a spade. Lincoln is...

Date: 1863 

Description: Includes index to public buildings, churches, schools. Inset: Glidden & Lockwood’s addition. Gives names of some property owners.

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: In his journal Hölzlhuber described his departure from Milwaukee. "I spent the last night from May 3rd to 4th, 1860, upon the ocean steamer Milwaukee

Date: 1868 ca.

Description: Stereoview of Increase Lapham examining a fragment of a meteorite.

Map or Atlas

Primrose Plat Map

Date: 1861 

Description: The township of Primrose, which is a detail from the plat map of Dane County.

Date: 1860 after

Description: The state seal of Wisconsin appears in the upper left corner. To the right reads: "Head Quarters 18th Reg. Wis. Vol, Camp Trowbridge, Milwaukee" On t...

Date: 1867 

Description: Directions for putting together and operating McCormick's Reaping and Mowing Machine. Features labeled drawings of the machine set up as a reaper and as a...

Print

James Monroe

Date: 1861 

Description: Portrait engraving of James Monroe from a painting by Alonzo Chappel.

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