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Date: 1864-11-08 

Description: The National Union Ticket. National Union Party was the name the Republican Party used in 1864 to attract War Democrats who would not vote for the Republic...

Date: 1844 

Description: A portrayal of the effects of contact with whites on the Assiniboine chief, Wi-Jun-Jon. (Plate 25). "In offering this illustration to the reader, I am repr...

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: The front (left) and back (right) of a promotional card advertising farming land in northern Wisconsin.

The caption below the image reads: "A typical cou...

Date: 1855 

Description: Plan of the Senate Chamber for the second Wisconsin State Capitol (the first in Madison), showing the seating arrangement.

Date: 1849 ca.

Description: A portrait of Zachary Taylor, 12th President of the United States, 1849-1850. Born in Virginia on November 24, 1784, Taylor died in office on July 9, 185...

Date: 1890-08-09 after

Description: One-page menu from the R.M.S.S. Magdalena of the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company, with a parrot and a cockatiel perched on a branch above the compan...

Date: 1866 ca.

Description: Engraved carte-de-visite portrait of General Ulysses S. Grant and his family.

Date: 1881-03-06 before

Description: Front cover and interior menu with ornaments in gold ink and "Son Excellence Madame Fairchild" hand lettered in silver ink on card stock with raised silver...

Date: 1885 

Description: A die cut holiday card that has moving parts. When the string at the bottom is pulled, pictures of children appear and disappear. The image is of a decorat...

Date: 1860 after

Description: Lincoln is portrayed as a pharmacist with the names of the Union generals on some of the products that surround him in an apothecary. Some examples: "Scott...

Date: 1873-11-19 

Description: Nina Lynn Sturgis and Hercules Louis Dousman's wedding announcement, "At Home" card and envelope with an "S" and a "D" intertwined on the flap. The ceremon...

Date: 1863-05-23 

Description: Cartoon appearing in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, Page 144. During the American Civil War (1861-1865), the Copperheads nominally favored th...

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Ferry Street

Date: 1856 

Description: View from bridge on river. Storefronts and homes line the road that stretches to the horizon.

Date: 1863-11-23 

Description: A receipt made out to Abraham Gilman for the $300 he paid to avoid serving his draft duty in the Civil War.

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At-te-conse

Date: 1835 ca.

Description: At-te-conse, or The Young Reindeer, a Chippeway (Ojibwa) Chief. Hand-colored lithograph from the Aboriginal Portfolio.

Date: 1881 

Description: Advertising card featuring an illustration of a man doffing his hat to a woman who is standing on a path holding an umbrella. Above their heads is a large...

Date: 1835 ca.

Description: Weesh-cub, or the Sweet, a noted Chippeway (Ojibwa) Chief. Hand-colored lithograph from the Aboriginal Portfolio, painted at the Treaty of Prairie du Chie...

Date: 1856 

Description: Democratic Presidential ticket for that party's slate in Dane County, Wisconsin. Although Buchanan was victorious in the national election, in Wisconsin,...

Date: 1858 

Description: Directions for putting together and operating McCormick's Reaping and Mowing Machine. Features illustrations of the machine in use in the field and alone....

Date: 1860 after

Description: Two images of Jefferson Davis within a rope forming a figure eight. At the top, Davis is standing proudly in a uniform holding a sword. The skull and cross...

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