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Date: 1948 

Description: Pencil drawing of men building a corderoy road in the 1860's. Used for historical display for the Wisconsin State Highway Department.

Date: 1884 ca.

Description: Drawing by architect Stephen Vaughn Shipman of the dome for the third Wisconsin State Capitol. Wisconsin selected Shipman's design for the dome because of...


Description: "Building rafts, or pontoons, upon which to mount huge mortars — for use on the river. Scene at St. Louis." Men are building on a pontoon with lumber. Ther...


Description: Design for Wisconsin Centennial 3 cent postage stamp with an agriculture and industries theme.

Date: 1890 

Description: Original pen and ink drawing of an illustration for a McCormick Company advertising catalog. Includes illustrations of McCormick's "first" reaper and McCor...

Date: 1889 

Description: Illustration of the Wisconsin State Capitol with an American flag displayed on the dome.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Line drawing of a hockey player in full gear, with hockey stick while ice skating towards the viewer. The jersey is marked with a "W."

Date: 1844-01-12 

Description: A pen and ink drawing of a log cabin, pork casks, and a washtub, contained in a letter written by Thomas Steel, Waukesha County farmer and physician, to hi...

Date: 1849-07-07 

Description: The Buttes, Wyoming and Sweetwater River; sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the O...


Description: "Lieutenant Foster's Camp preparing for the night contrabands with the Engineer, Dept. of the Army". Tents are in the background and men are loading horse-...

Date: 1863 ca.

Description: Sketch of John Muir's clock design.The built clock was a combination of scythes, wheels and arrows. A rough bough of burr oak was set upon a base incrusted...


Description: Log raft and paddle steamer on the mouth of the Black River. On the banks of the river, there are buildings of a town visible.


Scirpus Pungens

Date:  date unknown

Description: Drawing by Increase Lapham of Scirpus Pungens. It is a species of flowering plant in the sedge family known by the common name Common Three-Square. It is a...


St. Mary's Park

Date: 1885-08-07 

Description: House on rock outcropping. The house has two chimneys and is two stories high with porch at left, three windows on first story, one visible on second story...

Date: 1892 

Description: Illustration of "Voyageur with Tumpline". A tumpline is a strap attached at both ends to a load and used to carry the object by placing the strap over the...

Date: 1998 

Description: Drawing of Dr. Evermor's "Forevertron" envisioned on the site of the former Badger Munitions plant. Dr. Evermor's (Tom Every) "Forevertron," built in th...

Date: 1883 

Description: Original pen and ink drawing of a header with the text "The Light Binder." The drawing was used for an 1883 advertising catalog.


"The Candidate"

Date:  date unknown

Description: Drawing of a bull with a ring through its nose. The bull is excreting feces. Below the text reads: "The Candidate."

Date: 1858 

Description: A pencil sketch of the Jacob Miller home.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Rendering of a Thordarson Electical Manufacturing Company product. Chester Thordarson was a Chicago inventor and manufacturer of electical apparatus, famo...

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