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Date: 1938 ca.
Description: Bascom Hall (formerly Main Hall) on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, as it looked in 1859 when built.
Date: 1886 ca.
Description: Oil on linen study of a Confederate holding a wagon wheel, created as part of a painting by the Milwaukee panorama painters active during the 1889s. Altho...
Date: 1912 ca.
Description: Holiday card, hand painted on an oval piece of wood. Image is of a little girl in profile wearing a yellow dress with black polka dots and a red bonnet hol...
Description: Cover for the Wisconsin Friends of Our Native Landscape program. Depicted is a red wing blackbird perching on cattail flowers in a body of water. The Wisco...
Date: date unknown
Description: Neighbors work together in the final process of sawing firewood, as they saw poles into blocks. The man with the plaid shirt and suspenders is the owner of...
Date: 1858 ca.
Description: The educational institute for priests since 1854, built by Dr. Salzmann, a Catholic missionary from Munzbach in upper Austria. A two hour walk from the cit...
Description: The Simeon Mills house located at 2709 Sommers Avenue.
Date: 1859-09 ca.
Description: From Holzlhuber's journal:
"On my first extensive trip to Lower Canada in Sept. 1859, when I was already a regular contributor to Frank Leslie's Illust...
Description: Prior to the 1948 State Fair, artist Robert Hodgell traveled Wisconsin to study its many landscapes. He then produced a series of study sketches outlining...
Description: The George Storer house, 104 East Gilman Street, built in 1855 by John E. Kendall.
Description: British evacuation of their fort at Prairie du Chien after the end of the War of 1812. Fort Shelby, the first fort at Prairie du Chien, was built in 1814 b...
Description: John H. Knight house, 28 East Gilman Street, built by Napoleon B. Van Slyke in 1858. Later owned by Knight, then Dr. George Keenan.
Description: Portrait of Eleazer Williams.
Date: 1950 ca.
Description: The home of Moses Strong, a prominent attorney, politician, speculator and land agent who moved to Wisconsin Territory and settled in Mineral Point in 1836...
Description: Waist-up portrait of Jane Dousman.
Date: 1845 ca.
Description: View of the gorge at St. Croix with a boat and multiple figures visible in the background.
Date: 1900 ca.
Description: Oil on paper painting of a butterfly. Bierstadt would apply oil paints directly to the paper to form one wing of a butterfly, then fold the paper in Rorsch...
Description: The house built by James McBride at 200 Farwell Drive. The house was later owned by Halle Steensland, Samuel H. Marshall, and Robert M. La Follette.
Description: Portrait of Governor Tommy Thompson of Wisconsin, 1986-2000.
Description: Oil portrait, life-size, of Col. Stephen V. Shipman, of Chicago.
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