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Date: 1844 

Description: Indian with rifle in prone position hunting antelope (Plate 20). "The antelope of the prairies and Rocky Mountains of America, which I believe to be differ...

Date: 1848 

Description: Photographic print of an itinerary for Wisconsin Stage Lines operated by John Frink & Co. copied from an 1848-1849 Milwaukee City Directory. The advertisem...

Date: 1844-01-12 

Description: Letter from Thomas Steel, Waukesha County physician and farmer, to his father, James Steel, in London, England. It includes a hand-drawn map of Milwaukee C...

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: This map shows a line of proposed construction for defending the north side of the canal against inundation from the Wisconsin River and location of Fort W...

Date: 1846 ca.

Description: This plat map, which features the very early spelling of Wisconsin as "Wiskonsin", was created sometime between 1846 and 1854 and shows a canal and dam on...

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: This is a plat map of Sheboygan showing the Sheboygan River and Lake Michigan. Streets are labeled and plats are numbered in quadrants. Some points of inte...

Date: 1844 

Description: Indians on horseback hunting buffaloes (Plate 9). "Some sixty or seventy young men, all mounted on their wild horses, and armed with bows and lances only,...

Map or Atlas

Wisconsin Map

Date: 1848 

Description: In 1849, northern Wisconsin was composed of huge sectional regions such as Chippewa, Portage, Brown and Crawford, whereas southern Wisconsin was constitute...

Date: 1849-07-24 

Description: Cathedral Rock in Wyoming; sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon Trail).

Date: 1844-10 ca.

Description: A variant of a wood engraving dated October, 1844. Incorporated as the villiage of Southport in 1841 (so-named because it was the southern-most natural har...

Date: 1847 

Description: An unhappy looking bride is seated in a chair looking out the window as another woman sits on the floor holding her hand. A third woman looks on angrily.

Date: 1848 ca.

Description: Map of Wisconsin and a portion of Minnesota showing the township surveys in progress in portions of the Saint Croix River region and in central Wisconsin a...

Date: 1846 

Description: Two pages of Samuel Marshall's 1846 diary, filled with daily entries.

Date: 1847 ca.

Description: Quarter-length studio portrait of Henry Rowe Schoolcraft.

Date: 1849-05-17 ca.

Description: The ferry at Nodaway, Missouri; Sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon Trai...

Date: 1849-07-10 

Description: Devil's Gate in Wyoming; sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon Trail).

Date: 1848 ca.

Description: Pen-and-ink on paper. The title of the map is inscribed on the back. The map shows buildings, roads, marshes, wild rice, piles and docks, deep water, and o...

Historical Object

Girl's White Leather Gloves

Date: 1845 after

Description: These girl's gloves are made of off-white kid leather. They are completely hand-stitched in beige thread, top stitched around the fingers and thumb, with t...

Date: 1848 ca.

Description: Photographic reprint of a daguerreotype of Cyrus Hall McCormick (1809-1884). McCormick was a Chicago industrialist and inventor in 1831 of the first commer...

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: The old Indian agent's house.

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