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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...
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Post Office in Rabbit Hash

Date: May 26 1894
Description: Exterior view of the Wilson Riddell general store, with a horse-drawn wagon parked in front. There is a post office and paint shop attached to the store. S...
Drawing

Wilkins 19: Fording Laramie Creek

Date: May 27 1849
Description: The wagon train crossing Laramie Creek in Wyoming.
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Circus Performers and Animals

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Description: Fred and Ella Bradna, equestrian director and performer for Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey. There are several other performers and a dog, relaxing in t...
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State Street from Bascom Hill

Date: 1896
Description: Tree-lined State Street from Bascom Hill on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Traffic on State Street includes a well-dressed gentlemen on horseb...
Painting

Braddock's Defeat

Date: July 09 1755
Description: An important event of the French and Indian War (1754-1763) was commissioned in 1903 by Robert Laird McCormick, president of the State Historical Society o...
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Pulling Stumps to Clear Land

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Description: Pulling tree stumps in northern Wisconsin. A crowd of curious onlookers watches as workers load large stumps.
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Farm Family

Date: 1898
Description: A man, his wife and their two children posed in front of their farmstead. The man is holding a team of horses.
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Horse-Drawn Fire Wagon

Date: 1910
Description: Horse-drawn fire wagon going down a cobblestone street in Milwaukee. The fact that automobiles also appear in the picture suggest that the transition to mo...
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Brewery Wagons Delivering Beer

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Description: Brewery wagons loaded with beer barrels in foreground of the Potosi Brewery.
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Log Hauling Train

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Description: Train pulling a long load of logs through the woods. Horses replaced oxen teams and are used along with wood burning trains to haul logs.
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Monthly Market Fair

Date: 1908
Description: Elevated view of farmer's wagons, teams, and pedestrian traffic crowd Princeton's main street for the monthly market fair. Some snow is on the ground and a...
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Horse and Buggy on a Country Road

Date: 1906
Description: View down tree-lined country road near Wausau, taken by Dr. Joseph Smith, talented amateur photographer. It depicts women (probably members of his family)...
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Prize-Winning Cabbage

Date: September 28 1895
Description: Five-acre cabbage field of Martin Anderson near Grantsburg, with several frame houses in the background. Mr. Anderson is holding a prize-winning head of ca...
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Farm and Rural Homestead

Date: 1890
Description: Bucolic scene in Wisconsin illustrates agricultural prosperity after the depression.
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Carriage Stuck in the Mud

Date: 1898
Description: Horse-drawn carriage stuck in a rut on a muddy road near the Ohio River in Floyd County, Indiana. One man is holding the horse while another attempts to di...
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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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Andreas Dahl and the Wisconsin State Capitol

Date: 1876
Description: Stereograph. This view from East Washington Avenue shows photographer Andrew Dahl on his horse "Curnel" in front of the Wisconsin State Capitol. Dahl had j...
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Traveling Medicine Wagon

Date: 1902
Description: A traveling medicine wagon with saleswomen and vendor selling Westmore's Hair Tonic.
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Main Street

Date: 1909
Description: Main Street looking south.

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