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Photograph

Wedding Portrait

Date: 1895-02 

Description: A couple, possibly Gust Schultz and Ida Gehring, poses for a wedding portrait in front of a painted backdrop. She is wearing a long dress with a veil, and...

Date: 1893 

Description: Catalog cover with text: "Oscillator = Thresher" Also includes color illustration of a young girl sitting on a tree swing. Behind her, men women and childr...

Painting

Lyman C. Draper

Date: 1854 

Description: Quarter-length portrait of Lyman C. Draper. This portrait of Draper shows him at the time he assumed the position of Historical Society superintendent, at...

Date: 1869 ca.

Description: Ladies sit on the front porch of a long two-story house. One is next to a baby carriage. On the porch's roof is a man painting the house. More people are i...

Date: 1899-02 

Description: Portrait of Gegwejiwebinung or Gaygwachewaybinanung (Trying To Throw) or Gayshiqonnayyash (Swift Feather), Called Red Blanket,with Headdress and Bear Claw...

Date: 1861 

Description: Printer's proof of Civil War roster on waste paper.

Date: 1896-05 

Description: Minnie Oakley and Florence Baker Hayes (reaching for a book), two Historical Society librarians, during the period when the Society was housed in the South...

Date: 1881 

Description: Stereographic view of a street in the “Five Points” slum district.

Photograph

Fort Shelby

Date: 1814 

Description: Fort Shelby built in 1814 and named for the Governor of Kentucky, was surrendered to British forces later in 1814 and renamed Fort McKay. Pictured here is...

Photograph

Bascom Hall

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: Exterior of west facade of Bascom Hall (formerly Main Hall) from hill on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. There is a tree-lined drive on the rig...

Date: 1871 ca.

Description: The main street of Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin.

Photograph

View of Eau Claire

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Stereograph of Eau Claire.

Date: 1876 

Description: Map shows townships and sections, landownership and acreages, roads, railroads, post offices, and farms. Sections appear in pink, yellow, and blue. On the...

Photograph

John F. Potter

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of John Fox Potter. He was born in Augusta, Maine, on May 11, 1817. Potter came to Wisconsin in 1836 and resided in Potter's...

Print

City Hall

Date: 1895 

Description: The Milwaukee Sentinel Semi-Centennial Souvenir. City Hall and street in front with horse-drawn carriages and pedestrians.

Date: 1880 

Description: Exterior view of J.N. Hegeman & Company Drugstore. Pictured from right are proprietor J.N. Hegeman (with cane), Joseph B. Glenny, and three associates. The...

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: A farmer operates a horse-drawn grain binder in a field while another man in work clothes looks on. Two men in dress clothes sit in a buggy in the same fie...

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: This map covers parts of Minnesota, Iowa, and South Dakota and advertised 1,000,000 acres of land available. Communities, roads, and railroad lines are lab...

Photograph

William H. Pratt

Date: 1864 

Description: Vignetted carte-de-visite portrait of William H. Pratt of Davenport, Iowa. Handwritten inscription at bottom reads, "Pratt, 1864."

Photograph

Shooting at Pennies

Date: 1898 

Description: Children shoot at pennies with arrows at the Trans-Mississippi Exposition and Indian Congress.

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