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Drawing

Camp Randall

Date: May 1864
Description: Lithograph of Camp Randall, where the majority of Wisconsin's soldiers were trained and mustered into the Union Army. This view, which was taken from Basc...
Poster

Fire Company

Date: 1857
Description: A lithographic portrait by Louis Kurz (1833-1921) of Madison Fire Engine Company #2 posed with a hand pumper and hose cart in front of the design of the ne...
Map or Atlas

Oshkosh, Wis. from H.L. Cottrill's Block

Date: 1850
Description: Bird's-eye view of business district of Oshkosh, "drawn after nature" by the artist.
Map or Atlas

Waukesha, Wis.

Date: 1857
Description: Elevated view of Waukesha with two women wearing dresses with a boy in long pants and tam o'shanter hat in foreground against a split-rail fence. Beyond th...
Print

Bird's-Eye View of Jefferson

Date: 1862
Description: Bird's-eye view of Jefferson.
Print

Madison, the Capitol of Wisconsin

Date: 1864
Description: Bird's-eye view of Madison, with 12 vignettes.
Map or Atlas

Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin from Marr St. Methodist Church

Date: 1861
Description: Bird's-eye map of Fond du Lac, "drawn after nature," with a parade of soldiers marching down the street.
Print

Bird's-Eye View of Janesville

Date: 1860
Description: Bird's-eye view of Janesville from the High School building.
Print

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Date: 1858
Description: Elevated view from bluff looking down on city, with Lake Michigan in background. Detailed foreground with two boys playing with a grounded kite while a man...
Postcard

Long Tail Point Lighthouse

Date: 1898
Description: Long Tail Point Lighthouse and an old house.
Drawing

Gates of Heaven Synagogue

Date: 1864
Description: Early drawing of the Gates of Heaven Synagogue (on the left) and the Congregational Church (on the right), located on the 200 block of West Washington Aven...
Print

Madison Turners

Date: 1863
Description: Black & white lithograph by Milwaukee lithographer Louis Kurz depicting the Madison Turners or Turnverein at a shooting party on the Madison lakefront. Th...
Photograph

Fire Fighter Frederick Moessner

Date: 1858
Description: Sixth plate daguerreotype of Frederick Moessner wearing a fireman's hat for Madison Engine Co. No. 2. He was one of the original members of Madison Fire Co...
Drawing

Benjamin Walker Castle

Date: 1863
Description: A view overlooking the Benjamin Walker Castle, 1862-1893 in the 900 block of East Gorham Street, and its surrounding property.

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