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John W. Quinney

Date: 1849
Description: Oil portrait of John W. Quinney (1797-1855).
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Peshtigo Fire

Date: November 25 1871
Description: Engraved view of Peshtigo Fire showing people trying to escape the flames by boat and on horseback. A team of cattle also seek refuge and several birds tak...
Photograph

Col. William W. Robinson

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Description: Vignetted quarter-length carte-de-visite of Col. William W. Robinson, Seventh Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry.
Photograph

Hickory Tree

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Description: Shagbark hickory tree in a field.
Photograph

Last Elm Tree on State Street

Date: 1974
Description: Last elm tree on State Street being cut down. The Wisconsin Historical Society and the Memorial Union are in the background.
Photograph

Aftermath of Peshtigo Fire

Date: 1871
Description: Aftermath of Peshtigo fire on October 8, 1871. Devastated landscape with deer carcass in foreground. The Peshtigo fire razed the small town of approximatel...
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Bootleg Days

Date: August 23 1933
Description: Elevated view of six customers celebrating Bootleg Days at Arthur Janik's tavern "The Balcony Inn" at Lincoln and 33rd Streets. Arthur Janik was the propri...
Poster

Milwaukee Mardi Gras

Date: February 21 1882
Description: Chromolithograph poster advertising a Milwaukee Mardi Gras celebration, arranged by the Turnverein and Milwaukee Musical Societies, and held at the Exposit...
Painting

Chief Souligny

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Description: Painted portrait of Souligny, a chief of the Menominees. He is depicted wearing a James Madison Peace Medal.
Painting

The Landfall of Jean Nicolet

Date: 1907
Description: Jean Nicolet (1598-1642) was the first European to see Wisconsin and was a prominent French explorer who, for many years, lived among the Indians of Quebec...
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...
Painting

Peshtigo Fire

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Description: Families huddled in a field in the Sugar Bushes, attempting to escape the Peshtigo Fire.
Photograph

Harriet Douglas Whetten

Date: 1860
Description: Harriet Douglas Whetten (b.1822). Whetten was a volunteer nurse during the Civil War. She served on hospital ships out of New York and Philadelphia from 18...
Painting

Lucius Fairchild

Date: 1887
Description: Portrait of Governor and Civil War General Lucius Fairchild (1831-1896) by John Singer Sargent.
Painting

Chief Oshkosh

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Description: Chief Oshkosh, (1795-) August 29, 1858, Menomonee Indian chief.
Photograph

Circus Performers and Animals

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Description: Fred and Ella Bradna, equestrian director and performer for Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey. There are several other performers and a dog, relaxing in t...
Photograph

State Street from Bascom Hill

Date: 1896
Description: Tree-lined State Street from Bascom Hill on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Traffic on State Street includes a well-dressed gentlemen on horseb...
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Lumber Raft on the Chippewa River

Date: 1870
Description: Elevated view of lumber raft and workers on the Chippewa River. In the background on the right are dwellings.
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Log Driving Crew

Date: 1905
Description: Log driving crew for the Chippewa Lumber & Boom Company. Crew members are in the process of breaking a jam at the Big Eddy. One of the men is carrying a yo...
Photograph

Fire at the Wisconsin State Capitol (Third)

Date: February 27 1904
Description: Elevated view of the third Wisconsin State Capitol ablaze.

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