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The Foremost in Battle-Chief of the Sioux Tribe

Date: 1835
Description: Waa-Na-'Taa or The Foremost in Battle, Chief of the Sioux Tribe. Hand-colored lithograph from the Aboriginal Portfolio, painted at the Treaty of Prairie du...
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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...
Photograph

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.
Painting

Austin E. Quinney

Date: 1849
Description: Portrait of Austin E. Quinney with dog.
Photograph

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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Aerial View of Contour Strip Farming

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Description: Aerial view of contour strip farming with the Obert Olstad farm in foreground. The Carl Backum farm is in the background.
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Bird's-Eye View of Peshtigo

Date: September 1871
Description: Bird's-eye view of Peshtigo, before it was destroyed by fire on the night of October 8, 1871.
Photograph

Camp Randall Field

Date: 1906
Description: Elevated view of Camp Randall Field from the top of Bascom Hall, with University Heights in the background. A crowd is in the stands at the stadium, and a...
Painting

Wisconsin Heights Battlefield

Date: 1856
Description: Painting by S.M. Brookes of the Wisconsin Heights Battlefield.
Poster

McCormick "Westward" Advertising Poster

Date: 1886
Description: Advertising poster showing color illustration of pioneers on a bluff overlooking a McCormick binder harvesting grain in the valley below. The poster bears...
Poster

Testing the First Reaping Machine

Date: 1883
Description: Advertising lithograph depicting the first public demonstration of a mechanical reaper by Cyrus Hall McCormick at Steeles Tavern, Virginia, in 1831. The sc...
Painting

Bad Axe Battleground

Date: 1856
Description: This landscape painting by Samuel Marsden Brookes and Thomas H. Stevenson depicts a broad view of the confluence of Bad Axe and Mississippi Rivers; site of...
Painting

Morgan L. Martin

Date: 1866
Description: Full-length portrait of Morgan L. Martin standing in a landscape, with a dog sitting at his feet.
Drawing

River from Fort Snelling

Date: October 1852
Description: Landscape view of the river looking downstream from Fort Snelling, Minnesota Territory. An expanse of placid river water fills the center of the drawing an...
Painting

Pecatonica Battle Ground

Date: 1857
Description: Pecatonica Battle Ground.
Painting

Eben Peck Cabin

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Description: The Eben Peck cabin, the first house in Madison, Wisconsin, was built in June, 1837.
Painting

Eben Peck Cabin

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Description: Eben Peck Cabin painted by an unknown artist. This is not the original painting done by Mrs. E.E. Bailey.
Photograph

Mission and Mission Dock

Date: 1920
Description: View from the water of the Mission, dock, Mission cottages, and Congregational Church on Madeline Island.
Poster

Dodge and Stevenson Advertising Poster

Date: 1871
Description: Advertising poster for the Dodge improved combined self raking reaper and mower featuring a color illustration of a well-dressed farmer on the machine pull...
Poster

Eureka Mower Advertising Poster

Date: 1885
Description: Advertising poster for the Eureka Mower Company featuring color illustration of a well-dressed farmer riding a mower pulled by two horses. Trees, mountains...

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