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Steamers on the Tributaries of the Mississippi

Date: 1858
Description: In August 1858, Hölzlhuber traveled up the St. Croix River to Stillwater, Minnesota, on the steamship Winona. He noted the upper Mississippi's tribu...
Photograph

Loggers Top Loading a Log Bobsled

Date: 1900
Description: Loggers using pulley to top load logs on horse-drawn bob sled.
Photograph

Loading Rock from Quarry

Date: 1894
Description: Men loading rock from Saddle Mound quarry onto a St. Paul Railroad flat car.
Drawing

Cabin Drawing in Thomas Steel Letter

Date: January 12 1844
Description: A pen and ink drawing of a log cabin, pork casks, and a washtub, contained in a letter written by Thomas Steel, Waukesha County farmer and physician, to hi...
Photograph

Steamboat "Golden Era"

Date: 1863
Description: Elevated view of the steamboat "Golden Era," which did service during the Civil War, docked near buildings. It was sold to Michael Purcell of New Orleans i...
Photograph

Astronaut Photograph

Date: January 1967
Description: Astronaut James A. Lovell and his wife during a visit to Wisconsin. One measure of Lovell's celebrity status is the fact that it is Wisconsin's governor,...
Painting

The Chalk Cliffs on the English Coast

Date: 1856
Description: At the beginning of his journey to America, Hölzlhuber passed through the English Channel and viewed the cliffs at Dover. "We passed Beachy Head, as this p...
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The Isle of Wight off the English Coast

Date: 1856
Description: While passing through the English Channel in May 1856 Hölzlhuber viewed the Isle of Wight. "The island is located in the English Channel not far from Hamps...
Painting

A Sunday on the High Seas during my Crossing to America

Date: 1856
Description: The main deck of The Tuisco, showing groups of immigrant men, women, and a child in brightly colored clothing, conversing while standing below a ful...
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The Steamboat Lady Harris

Date: 1858
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...
Painting

A Part of the City of Milwaukee

Date: 1857
Description: A distant, elevated view of the city of Milwaukee and its shoreline. During the hot summer months, Hölzlhuber, took excursions on the water, many times bri...
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The Cathedral in Milwaukee

Date: 1856
Description: A watercolor of the Catholic Cathedral in Milwaukee, with well-dressed pedestrians strolling on the street. Hölzlhuber was choirmaster here between 1856 an...
Painting

A View of Part of the City of Milwaukee

Date: 1858
Description: View from the second story of the Salesianum, the residence of Dr. Salzmann. The view includes Lake Michigan, the Milwaukee shoreline, and some of the nume...
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The Salesianum near Milwaukee

Date: 1858
Description: A Catholic seminary since 1854, the Salesianum was built by Dr. Salzmann, a Catholic missionary from Munzbach in upper Austria. A two-hour walk from the ci...
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The Newhall House in the Main Street of Milwaukee

Date: 1882
Description: The magnificent Newhall House, a hotel that dwarfed the neighboring buildings, opened in 1857. Hölzlhuber completed this sketch for the Neue illustriert...
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Ludemann's Farm near Milwaukee

Date: 1856
Description: The Ludemann's [also spelled Lueddemann] farm had been cultivated since the early 1850s by Mr. Ludemann, "a very pleasant Saxon with his very pleasant wife...
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Frankfurt Didaskalia

Date: 1858
Description: A depiction of groups of people viewing a panorama of landscapes on red walls in a large room, some seated at round tables. This sketch accompanies an Aust...
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The New Synagogue in Ward II

Date: 1858
Description: A view of the Synagogue with a one-horse carriage in the foreground. Hölzlhuber occupied the position of organist and choirmaster for this congregation unt...
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On the Trip to the Mammoth Cave

Date: 1858
Description: Hölzlhuber journeyed from Chicago to Louisville, Kentucky, and from there took a train south to Cave City, from which passengers boarded a stagecoach for t...
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One Night on Mendota Lake, Wisconsin

Date: 1858
Description: Hölzlhuber's first extensive excursion in Wisconsin was a walking tour from Madison to Prairie du Sac along the Wisconsin River. He lost his way along Lake...

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