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Lyman Copeland Draper

Date: 1858
Description: Sixth plate ferrotype/tintype portrait of Lyman Draper (1815-1891), an American historical collector and librarian.
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Rachel Lawe Grignon

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Description: Quarter plate daguerreotype, waist-up portrait of Rachel Lawe Grignon, daughter of John Lawe and wife of Pierre Bernard Grignon. Wearing heavy bead necklac...
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Harwood, Brisbane, and Coffin

Date: 1853
Description: Half plate daguerreotype of E. Harwood, Dr. William Brisbane, and Levi Coffin, sitting in a row.
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Wade House

Date: 1858
Description: Ambrotype of the Wade House, a carriage inn located in Greenbush, also showing a section of the original plank road in the foreground.
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John H. Fonda

Date: 1860
Description: Quarter-plate ambrotype. Three-quarter length portrait of John H. Fonda, settler in the Prairie Du Chien area. He is sitting facing front, with one hand in...
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Clarissa Clark Merwin

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Description: Sixth-plate daguerreotype of Clarissa Clark Merwin, sister of Darwin Clark. Seated half figure facing front, torso facing right. She is wearing a white col...
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Sophronia Newcomb Larkin

Date: 1845
Description: A sixth-plate daguerreotype of Sophronia Newcomb Larkin, who married Benjamin Franklin Larkin. She is seated, and is wearing a dress with a white collar. H...
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Irene Larkin

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Description: Cased albumen print of Irene Larkin, a school teacher. Bust figure facing right, wearing a choker, necklace, and a cross at her lace collar. She has a bow...
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Ella or Irene Larkin

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Description: Sixth-plate daguerreotype of Ella or Irene Larkin as a child. Seated figure facing front with crossed ankles, wearing striped top and checked skirt. Hand-c...
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Knudt Johnson

Date: 1865
Description: Tintype/ferrotype waist-up portrait of Knudt Johnson of the Dodgeville Guards, later known as Company C, 12th Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. Gold...
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Augustin Grignon

Date: 1850
Description: Sixth plate daguerreotype studio portrait of Augustin Grignon. He is seated, holding a tomahawk. The tomahawk, which could also be used as a pipe, was made...
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Aquanama and Paul Ackenebowa

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Description: Sixth plate ferrotype/tintype of Menominee Indian chief Aquanama and Menominee Indian Paul Ackenebowa, seated, facing front, both wearing hats, coats and n...
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Doctor James T. Reeve

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Description: Sixth plate ferrotype/tintype oval-framed portrait of Doctor James T. Reeve, assistant surgeon, 10th Wisconsin, Surgeon of the 21st Wisconsin. Quarter-leng...
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Oshkosh Harbor

Date: 1855
Description: Quarter plate daguerreotype of the Oshkosh harbor, showing the bridge over the Fox River and several moored sailing vessels.
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View of Oshkosh Harbor

Date: 1855
Description: Half plate daguerreotype, with view across water of the Oshkosh, Wisconsin harbor showing the bridge over the Fox River. Moored on the opposite shore are t...
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Darwin Clark

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Description: Quarter plate daguerreotype. Waist-up portrait of Darwin Clark, dressed in suit coat, waistcoat, and tie. Hand coloring on cheeks.
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Gottlieb Beisswanger

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Description: Gottlieb Beisswanger of the Wisconsin 12th Volunteer Infantry.
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Anna Gourley

Date: January 25 1864
Description: Sixth plate ferrotype/tintype portrait of Anna Gourley, born April 7, 1858, died November 24, 1864. She is seated, facing forward, wearing a short-sleeved...
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Actor in Black Hawk Play

Date: 1857
Description: An actor in an Indian headdress and jewelry for performance of "Black Hawk, or Lily of the Prairie," a drama written by Mary Elizabeth Mears and presented...
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Actor as Army Officer

Date: 1857
Description: An actor dressed as an army officer, holding a saber, for the performance of "Black Hawk, or Lily of the Prairie," a drama written by Mary Elizabeth Mears...

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