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Description: Reverse side of a letter written and sent by Robert E. Lee from Washington College in Lexington, Kentucky to Cyrus McCormick. Lee acted as president of Was...
Date: 1861 after
Description: This map shows lot and block numbers, piers, streets, monuments, and township section corners. Included is a note on the width of avenues, piers, slips, al...
Description: Seated portrait of Jeremiah Curtin wearing gloves.
Description: A hand-drawn poster, produced by S.W. Martin's Writing Academy of Madison, listing the officers and men of the 1st Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry,...
Description: Receipt for trees and shrubs purchased from John M. Dunlop by Hercules Dousman for gardens at Villa Louis.
Description: This map of the state of Wisconsin was created in 1868 and later used by Increase Lapham to trace an outbreak of tornadoes going across the state in May of...
Description: Trees stripped of bark. There is a fence on the right. In the far background is a building, perhaps a house, on a hill.
Date: 1860 ca.
Description: Farmhouses near P. Rodenschmit Hill.
Description: The second in a series of three maps of the Virginia Peninsua. This map details the area from Williamsburg north to West Point.
Date: 1861 ca.
Description: Tintype portrait of J.M. Faust of Broadhead, Wisconsin, member of the 3rd Wisconsin Infantry band. He is seated in uniform and holds an E-flat horn. The bu...
Description: View of earthworks at the battlefield at Resacca. Dirt roads cross the field in the distance, leading to a farm and what appears to be a river.
Date: 1860 after
Description: Jefferson Davis as a spider traps flies in his web. The web appears to be attached to the Union flag. He has a skull and crossbones on his back and blood d...
Description: Carte-de-visite of Old Abe, the Wisconsin war eagle on a perch. The adolescent bird still has partially brown head feathers. The card appears to have a s...
Date: 1863 ca.
Description: A sketch of a chair invention by John Muir.
Date: 1865 ca.
Description: Elevated view of the first Milwaukee railroad depot, which was used by the Milwaukee & Waukesha and the Milwaukee & Mississippi railroads. The Milwaukee &...
Description: Kane's Hotel, built in about 1839 by Ezekiel Tainter, and then called the Phoenix Hotel, on Main Street. It passed through many hands but retained the orig...
Description: A detail from a map of Green County, showing only Decatur.
Description: Milwaukee Street looking west with small dog in foreground.
Date: 1863 after
Description: A three-story building with a cupola stands at the bottom of a hill on the Ripon College campus, surrounded by trees.
Description: A view of Senator Philetus Sawyer's residence. Sawyer was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1881.
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