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Photograph

Maria A. Morrison

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: Seated carte-de-visite portrait of Maria A. Morrison, born Maria Amelia Hickox in 1800, the wife of Wisconsin pioneer James Morrison. With her husband, Mr...

Date: 1842 ca.

Description: This is a map of northern Illinois and the parts of Wisconsin that had been surveyed by 1842. It shows county lines and university land, and depicts lead a...

Photograph

William Krueger

Date: 1899 

Description: Portrait of William Krueger holding a book in his lap and holding a pair of eyeglasses. Behind him, a long pipe rests against a table on which sits a box,...

Photograph

Reynolds Sisters

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Formal studio portrait of the six Reynolds sisters: Anna, Ellen, Lucy, Hattie, Alice and Nellie. Hattie Reynolds, standing in the back left, was Richard Qu...

Date: 1835 ca.

Description: A Celebrated Ottawa Chief. Hand-colored lithograph from the Aboriginal Portfolio, painted at the Treaty of Fort Wayne (1827).

Print

Secession

Date: 1860 after

Description: A hot air balloon labeled "SECESSION" bursts and drops men and soldiers out of the gondola towards the ground below. The gondola has crossbones on it and t...

Photograph

Family in Garden

Date: 1874 ca.

Description: Family in garden with wood walkway visible in foreground, two people standing on porch of brick house behind; house has shutters around windows and front d...

Date: 1870 after

Description: A view of a tree-lined residential street with homes partially visible on the right.

Date: 1833 

Description: Increase Lapham's plan for the canal terminus on Portsmouth Point at the confluence of the Scioto and Ohio Rivers.

Date: 1884 ca.

Description: View across river of the Model Roller Mills, with the date 1884, with a railroad trestle is on the left. The mill wheel is turning.

Date: 1848 ca.

Description: Sketch of the Madison Women's Seminary on the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and East Johnson. The Madison Female Academy was a 19th century school for girls w...

Photograph

Women and Children

Date: 1897 after

Description: Women of various ages surrounded by babies and young children, as well as chairs and cribs. Each woman holds a baby. Cribs hang on chains from the ceilin...

Manuscript

Assembly Bill 175

Date: 1852 

Description: First page of Assembly Bill 175 approving the business of banking in Wisconsin.

Date: 1880 

Description: Artesian Well, located near the intersection of Wisconsin Street and South Minnesota Street (since renamed Wacouta). It was dubbed by some to be the "Grea...

Photograph

Fuller Opera House

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Fuller Opera House, which later became the Parkway Theater and was razed in 1954.

Date: 1857 

Description: This map was created from a survey made in December 1855 and shows local streets, proposed roads, railroads, the lake shore, bridge wharfs, the basin, the...

Date: 1825 

Description: Engraved view of several wooden cranes extracting large stones from a cut during the construction of the Erie Canal. The rig in the foreground is horse-dri...

Date: 1891 

Description: Back cover illustration of the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company catalog. Shows children and adults, some of them circus performers, inside a large tent...

Date: 1882 

Description: Cover of a catalog for the Saint Paul harvester and cord binder, "The Pioneer Cord Binder of the World," manufactured by the Saint Paul Harvester Works. Th...

Drawing

Grignon House

Date: 1881 ca.

Description: Reproduction of a pen drawing of the Grignon house. The Grignon house was built (at the later address of 1313 Augustine Street) in 1836 by Charles Grignon....

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