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Lyman Copeland Draper

Date: 1858
Description: Sixth plate ferrotype/tintype portrait of Lyman Draper (1815-1891), an American historical collector and librarian.
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Three Pond Brothers

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Description: Studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of the three Pond brothers, George F., James B., and Homer. They all have beards and moustaches. Two of the...
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Eskimos Catching Crabs

Date: 1930
Description: Wenga and Amutuk catching crabs in the Arctic.
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Eskimo Duck Dance

Date: 1930
Description: Eskimo duck dance to celebrate the Spring hunt.
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WMAQ Radio Station

Date: 1924
Description: Interior of WMAQ Radio Station with Chief Engineer Donald Weller standing.
Painting

John W. Quinney

Date: 1849
Description: Oil portrait of John W. Quinney (1797-1855).
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Star Lake

Date: 1900
Description: Star Lake, Arbor Vitae Township, with the railroad tracks of Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway on right and lake on the left.
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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...
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Oscar Mayer Freight Car

Date: August 31 1931
Description: Oscar Mayer refrigerated railroad freight car with "Oscar Mayer's Meats of Good Taste" advertisement on the side.
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Koehler Family in a Garden

Date: September 04 1895
Description: Julius Koehler family in their garden in front of their newly built frame home. The original Koehler farm was destroyed by forest fire in July of 1894, evi...
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Log Cabin with N.G. Willard Family

Date: September 09 1895
Description: Log cabin of N.G. Willard on 80 acres of land. Two women, a young child, and an infant are posing outdoors in the yard. Laundry is hanging on lines on the...
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Michael Baltus Family in Front of New Home

Date: 1895
Description: Michael Baltus family posing in front of their log cabin two miles east of Auburndale Station, Wood County, with a new frame house under construction nearb...
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Main Street

Date: 1873
Description: Main Street, with its dirt, ruts, cows (and presumably manure), but wide enough for easy hitching of wagons and teams.
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Col. William W. Robinson

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Description: Vignetted quarter-length carte-de-visite of Col. William W. Robinson, Seventh Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry.
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Lake Geneva Downtown Restaurants

Date: 1920
Description: Downtown view. On the left side of the street is a restaurant, a photography store, a drugstore, and an ice cream parlor. On the right side is another ice...
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Hickory Tree

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Description: Shagbark hickory tree in a field.
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George Washington Elms

Date: 1933
Description: A posted sign reads: "George Washington Elms, From Mt. Vernon, VA to Mt. Vernon, WIS. Planted May 6th, 1916," at the Forest of Fame, consisting of trees gr...
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Milkmaid with Cow

Date: 1911
Description: Milkmaid with pail and cow. Text reads "Milking Time, Good Friends in Wisconsin, Scenes along the country roads".
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College Avenue

Date: 1860
Description: College Avenue looking west from the corner of Morrison Street. The building on the left is the Adkins Building, at the right is the Johnston House. This w...

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