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Portrait of Samuel Marshall

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Description: Quarter-length formal oval painting of Samuel Marshall, (1820-1907), banker, co-founder and President of the Marshall & Ilsley Bank.
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Madison Brass Band at State Fair

Date: September 10 1879
Description: The Madison Brass Band performing at the Wisconsin State Fair at Camp Randall. The view is facing east toward the Wisconsin State Capitol.
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Norwegian Family with Possessions

Date: 1870
Description: Norwegian family posing with their household possessions, in front of their home. The man dressed in military uniform is a Civil War veteran. Madison, Wisc...
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Halvor Nerison Hauge and Other Farmers

Date: 1874
Description: Halvor Nerison Hauge (1830-1906) had much to be proud of in 1874: an imposing brick house, modern harvesting equipment and a growing family. When Dahl publ...
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Sunday School Picnic at Mendota Steamboat Landing

Date: 1879
Description: Norwegian Sunday School Picnic at Mendota steamboat landing. Small lake steamer "Mendota" could reach speeds of up to 18 mph. The barge "Uncle Sam" was 75f...
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Wisconsin State Capitol from West Washington Avenue

Date: 1939
Description: View down sidewalk along West Washington Avenue, looking toward the Capitol. A man is crossing the street and there is a car at the corner that has the wor...
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Circus People with Fish

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Description: A crew of people from the circus, possibly Ringling Brothers, Barnum, and Bailey, holding up their catch after a fishing trip.
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Henry Mathews

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Description: Portrait of Henry Mathews, 1866-1941, an early African American resident, holding the tools of his trade in front of a painted backdrop. He was a stone mas...
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Iceboats

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Description: Iceboats at Williams Bay on Lake Geneva.
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Snow in Whitewater

Date: March 1881
Description: Winter scene looking north along First Street to its intersection with Main Street, Whitewater, Wisconsin. Shows aftermath of a big snowstorm which occurre...
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Increase A. Lapham

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Description: Formal portrait of Increase Lapham sitting in a chair.
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Lucius Fairchild

Date: 1890
Description: Quarter-length formal studio portrait of Lucius Fairchild.
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Wisconsin Land Sales Pamphlet

Date: 1880
Description: Cover of a pamphlet, printed in German, advertising land for sale in Wisconsin.
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Real Estate Values Sign

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Description: A sign in Nakoma detailing real estate values, which reads "If you are going to build, note these facts..."
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Zona Gale

Date: 1920
Description: Zona Gale (Mrs.William Breese) in formal pose with her hair up and her hands clasped in front of her.
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William Ellery Leonard

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Description: William Ellery Leonard, who was a poet and professor of English at the University of Wisconsin from 1906-44.
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D. Boon Cilled a Bar (Daniel Boone)

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Description: A beech tree with the inscription, "D. Boon cilled a bar. 1760" carved into it. The tree was located up to the 1880s near Boone's Creek, Tennessee.
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Sorting Logs

Date: 1900
Description: Log pond with two lumberjacks walking on the floating logs and sorting them in the Peshtigo River area.
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Lt. Nils J. Gilbert

Date: 1864
Description: Full-length studio portrait of Civil War soldier Nils (Niels) J. Gilbert, Company A, of the 15th Wisconsin Infantry, believed to have been taken in October...
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Upton Sinclair or Clement Wood

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Description: Candid shot of the writer, perhaps Upton Sinclair or Clement Wood, wearing a hat and a tweed suit.

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