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Historical Object

Lydia C. Sawyer

Date: 1837 before

Description: Hollow-cut silhouette of Lydia C. Sawyer, who died Feb. 11, 1837 at age 22. Portrait faces right (proper left), with hair up, and a fringed collar.

Map or Atlas

United States Map

Date: 1835 ca.

Description: Map reads, "Map of the United States of America with its Territories and Districts - Including also a part of Upper and Lower Canada and Mexico". The map i...

Date: 1835 

Description: This photocopy map shows the Fox River, lot and block numbers, private claims, streets, a public squares, a manual labour school, and Fort Howard. An inset...

Book or Pamphlet

A Catalog of Plants & Shells

Date: 1836 

Description: Title page of Increase Lapham's A catalog of Plants & Shells, Found in the vicinity of Milwaukee on the West Side of Lake Michigan,

Date: 1836 

Description: Map shows rivers, creeks, roads, trails, mills, and town of Madison. Includes significant manuscript annotations; Sheet 1 is watercolor on lithographed ma...

Date: 1838 

Description: Map of the entire territories of Iowa and Wisconsin.

Date: 1833-12-11 

Description: Page one of "Green-Bay Intelligencer".

Painting

Eleazer Williams

Date: 1832 

Description: Waist-up portrait of Eleazer Williams.

Photograph

Odd Fellows Hall

Date: 1838 after

Description: The Odd Fellows Hall, built in 1837-1838, was the first to be built west of the Allegheny Mountains. The cornerstones were laid by Thomas Widley.

Date: 1835 ca.

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

Date: 1837 

Description: This map shows planned military posts/depots, barracks, rivers, lakes, roads, existing forts, and land assigned to various Indian tribes. Arkansas, Illino...

Date: 1832 ca.

Description: View of the Rocky Mountains.

Map or Atlas

Wisconsin

Date: 1835 ca.

Description: Ink on tracing paper map of Green Bay, Wisconsin and nearby areas, Lake Winnebago, Fox and Wolf Rivers, and the junctions of the Mississippi and Wisconsin...

Date: 1834 

Description: Parcel map of Columbus, Ohio.

Date: 1836 

Description: Map of all Dane County and eastern towns.

Date: 1837 

Description: This map shows the townships, roads, trails, natural land forms, vegetation, mill sites and lead and copper deposits in the Wisconsin Territory at the time...

Print

Cottage Inn

Date: 1835 

Description: Two-story home with sloping roof. One man is whipping a team of eight cattle while another man drives the plow behind them. To the left stands a man near a...

Date: 1831 

Description: This map shows the land that makes up Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Indiana, and parts of Canada. The Great Lakes are displayed prominently, along with s...

Date: 1832 ca.

Description: Pachtüwa-Chtä, an Arrikkara Warrior.

Date: 1830 ca.

Description: Portrait of Dr. William Beaumont who conducted some of his famous experiments on human digestion while posted at Fort Crawford in Prairie du Chien in 1830....

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