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Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Oval studio portrait of Christine Gesell, the photographer's wife, and son Arnold Gesell. Caption on reverse reads "1/2 yr - 1 yr."

Date: 1865 

Description: This map shows a proposed extension and the shore line of Sept. ’65. Lake Michigan is labeled. Depths are shown by soundings.

Date: 1882 

Description: Cover of a McCormick Harvesting Machine Company catalog with an illustration of a mower in a field.

Date: 1883 

Description: Catalog cover featuring miniature elves or fairies harvesting grain with axes.

Photograph

George W. Peck

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: Studio portrait of George W. Peck standing next to a chair.

Photograph

Nurse and Newborn

Date: 1897 ca.

Description: A nurse sits with Mrs. D.W. Osborn's week-old newborn.

Date: 1872 ca.

Description: A family is seated at the end of a tree-lined path. A frame house is behind and a boy sits on its porch roof. A woman sits on a cushioned rocking chair out...

Photograph

Wills Old House

Date: 1899-12 

Description: View of the old Will homestead. The home retains the original Pommer Fachwerk.

Date: 1857 

Description: From Judge Smith Addition, 5th Ward, looking north, toward the city. Drawing is an elevated view of field and plank fence in foreground, road to the left a...

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: A farmer stands next to a mower pulled by two oxen in a field next to a lake.

Photograph

Simmons Residence

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Simmons residence, with people sitting on the porch and standing near the front entrance.

Photograph

Threshing on Farm

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Threshing on the Henry Johnson farm. This threshing rig owned by Michael Ehlinger was the first to be used in the township. Standing on the separator from...

Date: 1851 

Description: Synopsis of Indian Hieroglyphics. Pictographs 1-70, including birds, human figures, plants, animals and other symbols.

Photograph

Sheldon Walling

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Sheldon Walling. He was born on December 15, 1795, in Old Canaan, Litchfield County, Connecticut. He moved to Wisconsin on...

Date: 1835 ca.

Description: An illustration of three men sitting at a table in a saloon on a steamboat.

Historical Object

Singer Advertising Card Box

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: Cover of a box produced by The Singer Manufacturing Company, which holds "Costumes of All Nations" souvenir cards, created for the 1893 World's Columbian E...

Date: 1852-10 

Description: Landscape view of the river looking downstream from Fort Snelling, Minnesota Territory. An expanse of placid river water fills the center of the drawing an...

Map or Atlas

Wisconsin Map

Date: 1848 

Description: In 1849, northern Wisconsin was composed of huge sectional regions such as Chippewa, Portage, Brown and Crawford, whereas southern Wisconsin was constitute...

Photograph

F. A. Knickerbocker

Date: 1861 ca.

Description: Tintype portrait of F.A. Knickerbocker of Shullsburg, Wisconsin, member of the 3rd Wisconsin Infantry band. He is standing in uniform and holds an alto hor...

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Head and shoulders portrait of Reverend John Blaschke of St. Wenceslas Church.

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