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Description: Advertisement for Watson-Deering Twine Binder for 1885. The illustration features a rear view of a man using a team of horses to pull a twine binder throug...
Date: 1860 after
Description: Jefferson Davis, wearing his nightshirt with rumpled hair, is recoiling from a large snake. The snake's tongue is touching Davis' nose. A marsh appears in...
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...
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...
Description: Bird's-eye view of Madison, from rooftop across lake with sail boats and steamers. "Taken from the Water Cure, South Side of Lake Monona."
Description: Lady Liberty stands on the left, she holds the Wisconsin state seal in her left hand and a Union flag in her right. A liberty cap on a pole leans on the st...
Date: 1852 ca.
Description: Printed petition addressed to Governor Leonard J. Farwell concerning the lack of qualifications of the present state Emigrant Agent and their desire for th...
Description: The back of an advertising card for William Deering & Company promoting the Deering steel binder. The card, which reads "Take This Card" across the top, wa...
Description: A receipt made out to Abraham Gilman for the $300 he paid to avoid serving his draft duty in the Civil War.
Description: Broadsheet advertising McCormick's Reaper and Mower, addressed to the farmers of Franklin and Cumberland Counties (Pennsylvania). Contains testimonials an...
Description: Caricature of General Nathaniel Lyon that, when viewed horizontally, looks like a lion. Text above reads, "Gen. Lyon, of Missouri." Caption to the right re...
Description: Round die cut holiday card depicting a man walking with a staff, with a mountain in the background. An ornate design fills the background. Caption reads:...
Description: Cartoon of "Santa Claus Belated" by a fireplace delivering toys and speaking to a figure representing New Year 1878 saying, "Here we are again."
Description: Photographic print of an engraved image showing a robed missionary standing in a birch bark canoe paddled by four Native Americans and another man who appe...
Description: Front of advertising card with a color illustration of a Gale Chilled Plow.
Description: Engraved image of a boat being towed through a canal at Little Falls by a team of horses. A small town is in the background.
Date: 1869 ca.
Description: Engraved view of Madison showing a train in the foreground. The 2nd State Capitol (1st in Madison) can be seen on the horizon.
Description: Color illustration of a "McCormick Steel Harvester and Binder" from an advertising folder. Printed by Gies and Company, Buffalo.
Description: Flyer advertising a contest wherein the Consolidated Implement Company of Utah and Idaho planned to give away a McCormick Binder, McCormick Mower, and "Ste...
Date: 1835 ca.
Description: Billy Shane, a Shawnee Chief. Hand-colored lithograph from the Aboriginal Portfolio, drawn at the Treaty of Massinnewa (1827). Fought for the Americans and...
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