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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...
Postcard

Milkmaid with Cow

Date: 1911
Description: Milkmaid with pail and cow. Text reads "Milking Time, Good Friends in Wisconsin, Scenes along the country roads".
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Camp Randall

Date: 1862
Description: Camp Randall looking southwest. In April 1861, Governor Alexander Randall asked that the State Agricultural Society fairgrounds be converted into a militar...
Book or Pamphlet

McCormick Catalog Cover

Date: 1886
Description: McCormick Harvesting Machine Company annual catalog cover featuring an illustration of a woman carrying a sheaf of wheat. Below the text reads: "Harvesting...
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Ed Gein Farm Auction

Date: March 30 1958
Description: Notice of farm auction sale for farm and personal property of Ed Gein. The farmhouse was destroyed by fire before the auction took place.
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Milwaukee Harvesting Equipment Advertising Poster

Date: 1913
Description: Advertising poster showing a Milwaukee brand mower, grain binder, hay rake and reaper manufactured by International Harvester Company. Features a color ill...
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Cooking Classes at Hillside Home School

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Description: Students in cooking class at Hillside Home School, an early progressive school, operated by Ellen and Jane Lloyd Jones, aunts of Frank Lloyd Wright.
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Milwaukee Light Guard

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Description: Illustration of the Milwaukee Light Guard depicting four men, including captain J.C. Starkweather. This is a cover from sheet music "Milwaukee Light Guard...
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William H. Brisbane

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Description: William H. Brisbane, Chaplain of the 2nd Wisconsin Cavalry. Inset photograph taken from a large Civil War commemorative roster.
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W.J. Fitzpatrick

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Description: Cigarette Advertising card produced by Kinney Brothers. Depicted is W. J. Fitzpatrick, a jockey and 1888 winner of "The Sequence Stakes".
Book or Pamphlet

Naw-Kaw or Wood

Date: 1838
Description: Naw-Kaw or Wood. Hand-colored lithograph from History of the Indian Tribes of North America.
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William Muldoon

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Description: Cigarette advertising card produces by Allen and Ginters. Depicted is William Muldoon, wrestler. Muldoon learned how to wrestle in the Civil War camps of t...
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John L Sullivan

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Description: Cigarette Advertising Card produced by Allen and Ginters. John L Sullivan, boxer was considered to be the link between bare knuckles and glove fighting. Co...
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Isaac Lewis

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Description: Cigarette Advertising Card produced by Kinney Brothers. Depicted is Isaac Lewis, a jockey. Lewis rode in four consecutive Kentucky Derbies, 1886-1889, winn...
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W. J. Fitzpatrick

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Description: Cigarette Advertising Card produced by Kinney Brothers. Depicted is W.J. Fitzpatrick, a jockey and winner of "The Suburban 1886."
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Willie Harradon

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Description: Cigarette Advertising Cards produced by Allen and Ginter. Depicted is Willie Harradon, a cyclist also known as "The Youthful Phenomenon."
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W.J.M. Barry

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Description: Cigarette Advertising Trade Card produced by Allen and Ginter. Depicted is W.J.M. Barry, Hammer Thrower.
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John Morrell

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Description: Cigarette Advertising Trade Cards produced Allen and Ginter. Depicted is John Morrell, a first baseman for Boston.
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Edwin Bibby

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Description: Cigarette Advertising Card produced by Allen and Ginter. Depicted is Edwin Bibby, a wrestler.
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George Bubear

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Description: Cigarette Advertising Trade Card produced by Allen and Ginters. Depicted is George Bubear, an English sculler.

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