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Date: 1870 ca.

Description: View of Milwaukee River with large sailing ship - a two-masted schooner - entering the port.

Date: 1839 

Description: Shows locations of cities, towns, villages, post hamlets, canals, rail and stage roads. Includes table of steamboat routes and distances; vignette of "Maid...

Photograph

Main Street

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Stereograph of Main Street viewed from the bridge. The Revere House is in the right foreground.

Photograph

Picnic Point

Date: 1898-11-24 

Description: Elevated view from the top of Main Hall (later Bascom Hall) of Picnic Point on Lake Mendota from the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.

Date: 1888-08-24 

Description: The George A. Whiting Paper Mill after a fire on August 24, 1888. Sixteen men were killed by the explosion of a bleacher; the bleacher exploded as the nigh...

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: German-language circular advertising McCormick's Self-Rake Reaper.

Date: 1892 

Description: Minnie Oakley, assistant librarian of the Wisconsin Historical Society, seated at her desk in the South Wing of the Wisconsin State Capitol. This photogra...

Date: 1892 

Description: Chromolithograph card of an Italian woman in "native" Neapolitan costume, posing next to a Singer sewing machine. Part of a "Costumes of All Nations," set...

Map or Atlas

Oconomowoc, Wis.

Date: 1870 

Description: Birds eye drawing of Oconomowoc depicts street names and street layouts, houses, trees, Oconomowoc River, Fowler Lake, and La Belle Lake. A reference key a...

Date: 1877 

Description: "The 'Improved Advance' as a Self-Raker." Flyer advertising the McCormick Improved Advance Reaper and Mower. Features a large illustration of the machine b...

Photograph

View of Eau Claire

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Stereograph of Eau Claire.

Date: 1897 ca.

Description: An exterior view of the Henry Schildhauer residence on West Washington Avenue. Mr. Schildhauer was the Chief Department of Revenue Collector for the State...

Date: 1898 

Description: Elevated view of the downtown area looking northeast from the courthouse corner.

Date: 1865 

Description: This map shows a proposed extension and the shore line of Sept. ’65. Lake Michigan is labeled. Depths are shown by soundings.

Photograph

Whiting Paper Mills

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: The Whiting Paper Mills before it was ruined by fire.

Date: 1894 

Description: The front cover of a booklet about Hillside Home School during 1894-1895, the school's seventh year.

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: Three women, from left to right: Mrs. Vandercook, Mrs. Osborn and Mrs. Schildhauer, pose in white Grecian-inspired costumes. Mrs. Osborn sits behind a larg...

Date: 1868 

Description: This map of the state of Wisconsin was created in 1868 and later used by Increase Lapham to trace an outbreak of tornadoes going across the state in May of...

Map or Atlas

Wisconsin River Survey

Date: 1875 

Description: These maps, from G.K. Warren's 1876 Report on the transportation route along the Wisconsin and Fox rivers in the State of Wisconsin between the Mississippi...

Photograph

View of the Harbor

Date: 1889 

Description: Elevated view looking north toward the harbor with multiple buildings in the foreground.

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