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Luther College

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: A view of the south and west sides of Luther College. Built in 1865, the south wing was added later. The building burned May 19, 1889 and re-opened Octobe...

Date: 1879 

Description: This map shows names of triangulation stations, railroads, counties, rivers, and lakes. The Mississippi River, Lake Winnebago, and Lake Michigan are labele...

Date: 1858 ca.

Description: One of the many steamers that frequented the Mississippi River, shown here on choppy water in front of tree-covered bluffs. The ship has two smokestacks, f...


Family around House

Date: 1874 ca.

Description: Women stand in the yard, with a man standing on porch of the house with a shovel. The frame house has a porch on two sides. There are two children standing...


East Main Street

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: Elevated view of east side of Main Street, with Raymond & Jones Hardware visible at 112 Main Street.


Catherine Seipp

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: A full-length, seated cabinet card portrait of Catherine Orb Seipp wearing an elaborately detailed dress of heavy material. She is also wearing a bracelet,...

Date: 1887 

Description: Engraving of Pittsburg Landing taken from a photograph a few days after the Battle of Shiloh (Tennessee), which occurred on April 6-7, 1862. The image sho...

Date: 1886 

Description: Participants at the Western Rifle Association Tournament in Wapello, Iowa. Many of the men are holding guns. A farmhouse and farm buildings are in the ba...


Pierce House

Date: 1895-01 

Description: View from street of the residence at 424 North Pinckney Street.

Date: 1844 

Description: Handwritten page from Increase Lapham's unpublished gazetteer of Wisconsin. The page includes entries for Choaking Creek, Cincinnati, City of the Four Lak...

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Joseph Spensley's smelting furnace, built in 1861.

Date: 1860 after

Description: Jefferson Davis hanging by a noose in a tree with a serpent wrapped around it. The "SOUTHERN EAGLE" flies in the background. Captions below read "JEFF. DAV...


Forest Middleton

Date: 1894 ca.

Description: Forest Middleton poses for his portrait in a kilt, holding a toy horse. He is standing on a chair which is draped with a cloth.


The "Arrow"

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Elevated view across water towards an unidentified man standing on the deck of the steamship "Arrow," owned by Shelton Sturges. It is docked at a pier near...

Date: 1829 

Description: Cincinnati, Ohio, Ebr. Martin, engraver.

Date: 1896-09-24 date unknown

Description: Group portrait of the Morris family in their family library. Mr. and Mrs. Morris sit in two chairs, while their daughter stands in between them behind a ta...


Post Office

Date: 1880 before

Description: Stereograph. Elevated view of corner of Milwaukee and Wisconsin Streets. Three-story white building with several chimneys. A horse and cart are on the rig...

Date: 1877 ca.

Description: Exterior of the First Congregational Church and buildings nearby in downtown area.

Date: 1845 ca.

Description: This manuscript map, drawn about 1845, shows the township and range grid, villages, post offices, and roads in Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth counties and i...

Date: 1858-11-20 

Description: Panoramic sketch of the first Wisconsin State Fair held in Madison with large tents, fire companies, side-shows, and performances that drew thousands of vi...

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