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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...

Date: 1884-04 

Description: An engraving depicting the impressment of American seamen by the British Navy during the period before the War of 1812. The image shows a group of American...

Date: 1893 

Description: A cyanotype view of the World's Columbian Exposition grounds from near the North Loop elevated railway station, showing the glass dome of the Horticulture...

Date: 1889 

Description: Flyer advertising the McCormick Mower, "monarch among mowers." Contains testimonials from various parts of the country. The reverse contains similiar test...

Date: 1893 

Description: Pharmacy supplies are displayed in shelves in an office at the Wisconsin State Hospital for the Insane, lit by gas lamps hanging above the desk. (Mendota M...

Historical Object

Elizabeth Fisher Sampler

Date: 1820-04-24 

Description: Embroidered sampler bearing the stitched signature, "El Fisher April 24 1820." Elizabeth Fisher was the half-sister of Jane Fisher Rolette Dousman.

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Elevated view down East Water Street from Wisconsin Avenue, with buildings, people, and street traffic including horse-drawn vehicles and a horse-drawn str...

Map or Atlas

Prairie du Chien

Date: 1838 

Description: This map is a development plat that shows street names, numbered blocks and lots, and small farm lot owners. Included on the right of the map is a large a...

Date: 1887 ca.

Description: Formal portrait in front of a painted backdrop of Frances Folsom Cleveland, wife of President Grover Cleveland, during his first term.


Description: Possibly an A.L. Dahl photograph, one of "Two different views of the Falls from Canada side," from the series "Niagara Falls and Suspension Bridge" as ment...

Date: 1879 ca.

Description: Family in front of fence with stone house that has fan window on side, two small stone additions and screen door in background. There is a log building in...

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: In this photograph, copied by Van Schaick from another photographer, Wild West show promoter Tom Roddy stands on the far right with his cast of performers...

Date: 1899 

Description: Waist-up indoor portrait of Anna McConnell, sitting in three-quarter profile, looking out of a window.

Date: 1892 

Description: Captian Alex McDougall's passenger whaleback steamer the "Christopher Columbus" being built in the shipyard of the American Steel Barge Company.

Date: 1857 

Description: Relief shown by hachures. "Lith. of Ed. Mendel, Chicago." Shows townships and sections, rivers, roads, railroads, houses, flour mills, saw mills, furnaces...

Newspaper Article/Clipping

Wisconsin Argus Advertisement

Date: 1851 

Description: Advertisment for the "Wisconsin Argus" newspaper published in Madison, Wisconsin by S.D. Carpenter and H.A. Tenney.

Date: 1882 

Description: Group of men posing in front of the Wisconsin Central Railroad train at depot.

Date: 1877 ca.

Description: A one room Greek Revival schoolhouse with bell tower. A boy is in front, wearing a broad-brimmed straw hat and climbing a tree.

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