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Date: 1879 

Description: This map shows wards, sections, roads, lot and block numbers, subdivisions, and proposed streets. The inside cover includes hand written annotations that r...

Date: 1862 

Description: Full-length carte-de-visite of Robert Kennicott (1835-1866), American Naturalist. After 1853 he worked for Spencer Fullerton Baird at the Smithsonian Insti...

Date: 1898 

Description: Exterior view of the First Baptist Church, built in 1849-1850.

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: The corner of Main Street and Tayco Street looking south towards Doty Island. The slanting timbers controlled the primitive draw bridge across the canal.

Date: 1868 ca.

Description: View of the west side of Water Street, looking south.

Date: 1881 ca.

Description: Cabinet card portrait of Edward Holden seated with his legs crossed.

Date: 1893 

Description: Calendar back, with the month of December. Features an illustration of the Buckeye Binders and Mowers Factory buildings. In the foreground on the right a y...

Date: 1849-07-25 

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


Group Portrait

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: A group of unidentified men, women and children photographed on a bentwood bench outdoors. One girl holds a doll, and a woman holds an infant.

Date: 1874 

Description: This map shows lakes, rivers, state, county, and town boundaries, as well as railroads completed, in progress, and contemplated. The map includes a color d...


St. Croix Log Jam

Date: 1886 

Description: Log jam on the St. Croix River at the Head of the Dalles. The jam was about five miles long, and 50,000,000 board feet of white pine was piled up.

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: A woman wearing a hat, high-collared blouse, jacket, and long skirt sits in a rowboat while rowing a small boat, presumably on Lake Mendota. A cat sits at...

Date: 1899 

Description: Outdoor portrait of Elizabeth Turvill Wood. She sitting in a chair in front of a window, with a coat draped over her shoulders and her hands clasped in her...

Date: 1852 ca.

Description: A hand-colored map showing portions of present-day Iron and Vilas counties north of the Manitowish River as part of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The Wi...

Date: 1878 ca.

Description: Three men and two women sit around a table in a yard. Behind them is a picket fence and a wood frame house. One woman holds a fan, another a book. One man...

Date: 1877 ca.

Description: Group portrait of an extended family of nine men, five women and sixteen children.

Date: 1892 

Description: Another view of Captain Alex McDougall's whaleback steamer in the shipyard of the American Steel Barge Company.

Date: 1899-04-24 

Description: Partial view of a boathouse at the foot of North Carroll Street, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built for the city of Madison. The University of Wiscon...

Date: 1832 ca.

Description: Ptihn-Tak-Ochatä, or dance of the Mandan women.

Date: 1877 

Description: Directions for attaching the McCormick self-binder to the harvester. Features an illustration of an early wire grain binder.

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