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Cyrus Hall McCormick

Date: 1879
Description: Portrait of Cyrus Hall McCormick (1809-1884). McCormick was a Chicago industrialist and inventor in 1831 of the first commercially successful reaper, a hor...
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Hop Pickers

Date: 1879
Description: Hop harvesters, mostly female, stand with hops, probably on the farm of Knudt Heimdal. Many of the harvesters have hop wreaths on their heads. Two men with...
Photograph

Sunday School Picnic at Mendota Steamboat Landing

Date: 1879
Description: Norwegian Sunday School Picnic at Mendota steamboat landing. Small lake steamer "Mendota" could reach speeds of up to 18 mph. The barge "Uncle Sam" was 75f...
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Hans Holtan Family

Date: 1879
Description: This is said to be the family of Hans Holtan (a.k.a. Austinson) posed in the yard before a frame house that has carpenter's lace on porch, two separate doo...
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Reaping Scene

Date: 1879
Description: Three men take a break during harvesting. Their horse-drawn reaper raked the grain into rows as it cut. In the background are various farmstead buildings,...
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Men with Farm Tools

Date: 1879
Description: Five men, facing away from the camera, stand in a field holding a rake and a scythe. A boy is in the foreground facing the camera and shading his eyes with...
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Robert M. La Follette, Sr., as University Student

Date: 1879
Description: Stereograph portrait of Robert M. La Follette, Sr., taken during his senior year at the University of Wisconsin.
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McCormick Rush Street Home Exterior

Date: 1879
Description: The facade of the McCormick family residence at 675 Rush Street, which takes up an entire block between Erie and Huron Streets. Cyrus Hall McCormick, Sr. h...
Photograph

Carl Schurz

Date: 1879
Description: Portrait of Carl Schurz, seated, holding a hat and cane.
Photograph

Elizabeth Therese Baird

Date: 1879
Description: Formal full-length studio portrait of Elizabeth Therese Baird wearing a long, black dress.
Drawing

Making a Portage

Date: 1879
Description: Lithograph of voyageurs making a portage from an article on "The Honorable Hudson Bay Company" from Harpers Monthly in 1879.
Print

Bird's-Eye View of Wisconsin State University

Date: 1879
Description: Bird's-eye view of Wisconsin State University, now the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Vignettes include Ladies Hall, South Dormitory, University Hall, As...
Book or Pamphlet

Champion Reapers and Mowers Catalog Cover

Date: 1879
Description: Cover of an advertising brochure for the Champion line of reapers and mowers manufactured by Warder, Mitchell, and Company. The cover features a color illu...
Map or Atlas

Bird's-Eye View of Milwaukee

Date: 1879
Description: Bird's-eye view of Milwaukee.
Map or Atlas

Elroy, Juneau Co. Wisconsin

Date: 1879
Description: Bird's-eye map of Elroy.
Map or Atlas

Panoramic View of Hartford, Washington Co., Wisconsin

Date: 1879
Description: Bird's-eye map of Hartford.
Map or Atlas

Bird's-Eye View of Lake Mills, Jefferson Co., Wis.

Date: 1879
Description: Bird's-eye map of Lake Mills.
Map or Atlas

Bird's-Eye View of Lone Rock

Date: 1879
Description: Bird's-eye map of Lone Rock.
Map or Atlas

Marshall, Dane Co., Wis.

Date: 1879
Description: Bird's-eye map of Marshall.
Map or Atlas

Muscoda, Grant Co., Wis.

Date: 1879
Description: Bird's-eye map of Muscoda.

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