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Red Bird (Zitkaduta)

Date: 1848
Description: Redbird, a Winnebago Indian, following his surrender after an attack on Prairie du Chien in 1827. .
Map or Atlas

Wisconsin Map

Date: 1848
Description: In 1849, northern Wisconsin was composed of huge sectional regions such as Chippewa, Portage, Brown and Crawford, whereas southern Wisconsin was constitute...
Photograph

Cyrus Hall McCormick

Date: 1848
Description: Photographic reprint of a daguerreotype of Cyrus Hall McCormick (1809-1884). McCormick was a Chicago industrialist and inventor in 1831 of the first commer...
Drawing

Madison Female Academy

Date: 1848
Description: Sketch of the Madison Women's Seminary on the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and East Johnson. The Madison Female Academy was a 19th century school for girls w...
Drawing

Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin in 1830

Date: 1848
Description: The first Fort Crawford at Prairie du Chien, with the Mississippi River in the foreground. Although dated 1830, this scene was actually painted by Henry Le...
Photograph

The Earliest Portrait of Abraham Lincoln

Date: 1848
Description: Studio portrait of Abraham Lincoln, from the original daguerreotype owned by his son, Robert T. Lincoln.
Book or Pamphlet

Wisconsin--de Haas Title Page

Date: 1848
Description: Title page for the book "Nord-Amerika, Wisconsin, Calumet", by Dr. Carl de Haas.
Book or Pamphlet

Map of Town of Calumet

Date: 1848
Description: Foldout map of a sketch of the town grid of Calumet.
Photograph

Unidentified Woman with Infant

Date: 1848
Description: Sixth plate daguerreotype of a seated woman in a long-sleeve printed dress and shoulder-length side curls, holding a sleeping baby on her lap with her righ...
Map or Atlas

Karte des staates Wisconsin aufgenommen in die Union

Date: 1848
Description: Immigrant map.
Photograph

Van S. Brady

Date: 1848
Description: Sixth plate daguerreotype waist-up portrait of Van Swearingen Brady of Ohio, son of Captain Samuel Brady.
Photograph

Governor Nelson Dewey

Date: 1848
Description: Half plate daguerreotype of Nelson Dewey (1813-1889). Waist -up, facing forward, wearing suit and with right arm resting on a surface. Dewey was Governor o...
Map or Atlas

Wisconsin and Iowa Territories

Date: 1848
Description: A map of the Wisconsin and Iowa territories, with the surveyed counties of southern Wisconsin and eastern Iowa identified. The map shows the sectioning of...
Map or Atlas

Sketch of the Public Surveys in Wisconsin

Date: 1848
Description: Map of Wisconsin and a portion of Minnesota showing the township surveys in progress in portions of the Saint Croix River region and in central Wisconsin a...
Map or Atlas

Farmer's 4th sheet, or Map of Wisconsin, Iowa and Northern Part of Illinois

Date: 1848
Description: Wisconsin became the thirtieth state in 1848. Drawn that same year, this map shows township lines, roads, villages, mills, railroads, prairies, swamps, ca...
Map or Atlas

Wisconsin a Sectional Map with the Most Recent Surveys

Date: 1848
Description: This map by Increase Lapham shows the township and range system in southern and eastern Wisconsin as well as along the Wisconsin River in present-day Marat...
Map or Atlas

Wisconsin a Sectional Map with the Most Recent Surveys

Date: 1848
Description: This map shows the township and range system in southern and eastern Wisconsin as well as along the Wisconsin River in present-day Marathon, Portage, and W...
Print

Wisconsin Stage Lines

Date: 1848
Description: Photographic print of an itinerary for Wisconsin Stage Lines operated by John Frink & Co. copied from an 1848-1849 Milwaukee City Directory. The advertisem...
Print

Free Soil Party Candidates

Date: 1848
Description: A campaign poster for Free Soil Party candidates Martin Van Buren and Charles Francis Adams for President and Vice-President. Above is the American eagle,...
Map or Atlas

My Recollections of Jones Island and Vicinity

Date: 1848
Description: Pen-and-ink on paper. The title of the map is inscribed on the back. The map shows buildings, roads, marshes, wild rice, piles and docks, deep water, and o...

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