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Description: Menominee war dance, as depicted by Francois, Comte de Castelnau, a French naturalist and diplomat who visited Green Bay, Wisconsin about 1838. This detail...
Date: 1840 ca.
Description: Valentine's Day card with flowers and gold and white flourishes. Text at bottom reads "Ever Thine". It has been mounted to a piece of paper and a silhouett...
Date: 1844 ca.
Description: Full-length portrait of Joc-O-Sot, "A Sauk Chief from the Upper Missouri, U.S.A."
Description: South Pass in Wyoming; sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon Trail). Wilki...
Description: This 19th century manuscript map shows the roads and proposed routes, villages, and lakes and streams in Walworth County, Wisconsin.
Description: This map surveyed under the direction of Captain Thomas J. Cram is one in a series of seventeen that accompanied Cram's report on the Fox-Wisconsin river s...
Description: Relief shown by hachures. Shows furnaces, saw mills, houses, roads, grist mills, entries, reservations, and diggings. "Compiled by order of the Board of C...
Date: 1849-06-13 ca.
Description: Wagon train crossing the South Platte River in Nebraska; Sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also...
Description: Cross section drawing of a Wisconsin lead mine.
Description: Oil portrait of John W. Quinney (1797-1855).
Date: 1842 ca.
Description: Large volume rare book entitled "United States Exploring Expedition". During the years 1838-1842 and under the command of Charles Wilkes, U.S.N. An Atlas o...
Description: Choctaw Indians performing dance (Plate 22). "As I have mentioned in former pages that for nearly all their hunts, wars, or games, the events of which the...
Date: 1849-05-17 ca.
Description: The Mill in Nodaway, Missouri; Sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon Trail...
Description: Two pages of Samuel Marshall's 1846 diary, filled with daily entries.
Description: Title page of Increase Lapham's A Geographical and Topographical Description of Wisconsin published by P.C. Hale of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Date: 1846 ca.
Description: Sixth plate daguerreotype of Betsy H. Smith, left, with her daughter, Laura, right,and son, George. The three are the mother, sister and brother of Rosella...
Date: 1848 ca.
Description: Redbird, a Winnebago Indian, following his surrender after an attack on Prairie du Chien in 1827. .
Description: Drawn two years before Wisconsin entered statehood, this map shows the counties and towns that existed at the time, as well as known rivers and lakes. By 1...
Description: An engraving depicting a woman reprimanding a young woman, while a young man looks in at a window in the background.
Description: This map of La Crosse is ink and pencil on paper and shows lot and block numbers, as well as buildings. An inscription on the bottom of the map reads: "Tim...
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