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Frederick W. Horn

Date: 1860 

Description: Waist-up oval portrait of Frederick W. Horn (1815-1893). A Democrat, he was a Representative in the Wisconsin Assembly from Cedarburg. He was a lawyer and...

Date: 1849-06-21 

Description: Chimney Rock in Nebraska; Sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon Trail). Wi...

Date: 1880-11-20 

Description: The United States presidential election of 1880 was largely seen as a referendum on the Republicans' relaxation of Reconstruction efforts in the southern s...

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: "McPherson's Corps in the Afternoon's Assault." A scene from a panoramic painting of Grant's assault on Vicksburg.

Date: 1895-09-23 

Description: A man wearing a suit and hat stands near a herd of Jersey dairy cattle grazing in the barnyard of W.H. Bradley.

Date: 1877 ca.

Description: This building, on an entire block of Spaight and Brearly Streets with Lake Monona, was originally the governor's mansion for Leonard J. Farwell. The Farwel...


Mrs. Harry Adams

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Portrait of Mrs. Harry Adams seated in a residential interior. She is holding a flower in her lap.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Alma from the Mississippi River. Two separate photographs are mounted on a back that reads "Wisconsin Scenery".

Date: 1865 ca.

Description: The remains of President Lincoln lying in state in Monument Square and Pavilion. Lincoln's body was on its way from Washington, D.C. to Springfield, Illino...

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: Family in yard around table, with mother holding baby and doll. There is a doll carriage on the ground, and a long plank walkway leads to a brick house wit...

Date: 1879 ca.

Description: Family in yard around table with wood fence and frame house behind; lady has stereoscope in lap; house has angular small addition with window and shutter i...

Date: 1835 ca.

Description: Waa-Na-'Taa or The Foremost in Battle, Chief of the Sioux Tribe. Hand-colored lithograph from the Aboriginal Portfolio, painted at the Treaty of Prairie du...

Date: 1862 ca.

Description: This map consists of four separate panels. The first illustrates the battlefield at Cedar Mountain on Aug. 9, 1862, where the 3rd Wisconsin Infantry fought...

Date: 1877 

Description: A hand-colored map of Wisconsin showing counties, township gridlines, river systems, and railroad routes throughout the state. The map also includes porti...


University Heights

Date: 1898 

Description: University Heights from the Chemistry Building on University Avenue. View includes the University of Wisconsin-Madison football field, on the former site o...

Date: 1881 ca.

Description: Elevated view of the east side of Stoughton.


Ojibwe Treaty

Date: 1825 ca.

Description: This document, sometimes cited as the “Statement made by the Indians, a bilingual petition of the Chippewas of Lake Superior, 1864,” was carried by an Ojib...

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Wisconsin State Prison.

Date: 1889 ca.

Description: Broadside advertising an auction on the Leo Melcher farm. Items for sale included livestock, feed and crops, farm machinery, and household items including...

Date: 1883 

Description: This map shows ward boundaries, names of additions, streets, bridges, mills, schools, religious buildings, businesses, hotels, railroads, factories, brewer...

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