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Wisconsin Photographers Index 1840-1976

Information on over 7,000 photographers who were active in Wisconsin from about 1840 to 1976.
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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.
Painting

John W. Quinney

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

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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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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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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Milwaukee, Lake Shore & Western Railroad

Date: 1884
Description: View across water of a Milwaukee, Lake Shore, and Western Railroad locomotive (No #33) pulling a pay car across a trestle over the Fox River. Several large...
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Governor Washburn's House

Date: 1876
Description: Home of Governor Cadwallader C. Washburn on Monroe Street at the east end of what is now the Edgewood College campus. Washburn is probably the man at left.
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Monona Avenue

Date: 1890
Description: Several houses at the intersection of Wilson Street and Monona Avenue with the home of Simeon Mills, one of Madison's most prominent citizens, on the corne...
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Washburn Observatory

Date: 1880
Description: Exterior of Washburn Observatory at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, showing telephone wires.
Drawing

Camp Randall

Date: May 1864
Description: Lithograph of Camp Randall, where the majority of Wisconsin's soldiers were trained and mustered into the Union Army. This view, which was taken from Basc...
Drawing

Wilkins 19: Fording Laramie Creek

Date: May 27 1849
Description: The wagon train crossing Laramie Creek in Wyoming.
Drawing

Wilkins 12: Fort Childs or New Fort Kearny

Date: 1849
Description: Fort Childs or New Fort Kearny in Nebraska Sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the...
Drawing

Wilkins 11: The Deserted Pawnee Village

Date: May 1849
Description: Deserted Pawnee village in Nebraska. Sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon...
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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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Aftermath of Peshtigo Fire

Date: 1871
Description: Aftermath of Peshtigo fire on October 8, 1871. Devastated landscape with deer carcass in foreground. The Peshtigo fire razed the small town of approximatel...

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