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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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Norwegian Family with Possessions

Date: 1870
Description: Norwegian family posing with their household possessions, in front of their home. The man dressed in military uniform is a Civil War veteran. Madison, Wisc...
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Street Parade Rig

Date: 1870
Description: Street parade rig, apparently to agitate against delays in construction of a railroad to connect Manitowoc to the west. In the background is a store owned...
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Schmidt and Glade Brewers

Date: 1870
Description: Group portrait of workers, a young boy and a dog outside the Schmidt and Glade Brewery posing with tools and barrels.
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The John Coleman Residence

Date: 1870
Description: The John W. Coleman residence at 617 Lake Avenue formerly known as Chatham Street. It was built in 1850 and was one of the early brick houses in Racine.
Poster

"McCormick's Machines" Advertising Poster

Date: 1870
Description: Advertising poster depicting a mower, reaper, hay wagon, and family picnic in a rural setting. Printed by Edward Mendel for C.H. McCormick & Bro. Includes...
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Soldiers' Orphans Home

Date: 1870
Description: Stereograph of Soldiers' Orphans Home, formerly Harvey Hospital. The octagon house was originally built for Governor Leonard J. Farwell and designed by Aug...
Map or Atlas

Bird's-Eye View of Omro

Date: 1870
Description: This bird's-eye-view map shows roads, a river with boats, and homes. The bottom margin of the map includes an index.
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Lucius Fairchild

Date: 1870
Description: Portrait of Lucius Fairchild.
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Frances (Bull) Fairchild

Date: 1870
Description: Portrait of Frances (Mrs. Lucius) Fairchild.
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Steamboat "Clyde"

Date: 1870
Description: The sidewheel steam rafter "Clyde," which was the first iron hull steamboat.
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Town from Across a River

Date: 1870
Description: View from shoreline over river towards the town.
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Jefferson Coates

Date: 1870
Description: Francis Jefferson Coates of the 7th Wisconsin who earned the Medal of Honor for bravery at the Battle of Gettysburg. Sergeant Coates was so severely wounde...
Map or Atlas

Prairie du Chien Bird's-Eye Map

Date: 1870
Description: During the War of 1812, the only battle fought in Wisconsin was in Prairie du Chien, in 1814. Made fifty-six years later, this birds eye drawing depicts th...
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James Garland Sturgis

Date: 1870
Description: Portrait of James Garland Sturgis in his West Point(?) cadet uniform. Born January 24, 1854; son of Samuel Davis Sturgis I and younger brother of Nina Stu...
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Ella Maria Sturgis Lawler

Date: 1870
Description: Portrait of Ella Sturgis, younger sister of Nina Sturgis Dousman. Born June 8, 1859; married to John Lawler; died 1922.
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Nina Sturgis Dousman

Date: 1870
Description: Portrait of Nina Sturgis Dousman, wife of H. Louis Dousman.
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Jerusha Abigail Wilcox Sturgis

Date: 1870
Description: Three-quarter length portrait of Jerusha Sturgis standing, mother of Nina Dousman. Born December 1, 1827; died July 4, 1915.
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The Annie Girdon

Date: 1870
Description: Sidewheel rafter, Annie Girdon. The crew is on deck and a raft of logs is in the foreground. Sign on wheel reads Annie Girdon, lightning pack...
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Unloading the "Arkansas"

Date: 1870
Description: The sternwheel packet, "Arkansas," loaded with gunny sacks of wheat taken between 1872 and 1878. Men are unloading barrels and gunny sacks on a gangplank t...

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