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Painting

Lyman C. Draper

Date: 1854
Description: Quarter-length portrait of Lyman C. Draper. This shows him at the time he assumed the position of Historical Society superintendent, at the age of 38.
Photograph

Jerusha Sturgis and Children

Date: 1854
Description: Jerusha Sturgis with Nina and Jack Sturgis as toddlers.
Print

Bird's-Eye Map of Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Date: 1854
Description: Bird's-eye view of Milwaukee looking east toward Lake Michigan from a bluff, long since graded into a slope, at about 6th Street between Wisconsin Avenue a...
Drawing

Porcupine Mountains

Date: 1854
Description: Drawing of the Porcupine Mountains on Lake Superior.
Photograph

Bridgeman House

Date: 1854
Description: View of the Bridgeman house with three adults and a child posed in front of it.
Photograph

Sarah Goodnow Clark

Date: 1854
Description: Sarah Goodnow married early Madison settler Darwin Clark in 1848 and died in Madison in 1854. Her sister Sophia was married to Madison pharmacist Philo Du...
Print

Madison Institute Broadside

Date: 1854
Description: Broadside announcing the 1854 opening lecture of the Madison Institute, a private library and civic forum, on December 11, 1854, in the First Baptist Churc...
Map or Atlas

Plat of Madison

Date: 1854
Description: Madison Plat Map.
Print

First Congregational Church

Date: 1854
Description: Exterior view of a First Congregational Church.
Print

McCormick's Reaping and Mowing Machine Handbill

Date: 1854
Description: Broadside advertising McCormick's Reaping and Mowing Machine, manufactured by C.H. McCormick & Co. Includes several testimonials from McCormick customers.
Print

Wisconsin State Capitol (Second) Engraving

Date: 1854
Description: Engraving of the first capitol building built in Madison used as an illustration by the Madison Mutual Insurance Company, a first insurance company, the di...
Photograph

John Lawrence Smith, Chemist

Date: 1854
Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of John Lawrence Smith (1818-1883), American chemist. From 1846-1850, he worked for the Turkish government, exploring their count...
Map or Atlas

Wisconsin Map

Date: 1854
Description: Map reads, "Map of Wisconsin". The map includes the counties, an inset of the city of Milwaukee, total population of each county and of the state. The scal...
Photograph

Michael De Perry

Date: 1854
Description: Tintype of Michael De Perry and unidentified child.
Print

Spring Street Bridge

Date: 1854
Description: A horse-drawn carriage is crossing the bridge. Right of center is the S. Ball's Candy Store.
Drawing

Drawing of Bascom Hall

Date: 1854
Description: View up Bascom Hill on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.
Book or Pamphlet

Sick Ward at Charity Hospital

Date: 1854
Description: An illustration of a nun/nurse carrying a pitcher in the sick ward of Charity Hospital. Patients lay in rows of beds along the walls.
Photograph

A Sign on the Birthplace of the Republican Party

Date: 1854
Description: A plaque declares the birthplace of the Republican Party.
Map or Atlas

Wisconsin

Date: 1854
Description: Map of the whole state Wisconsin includes an inset of the vicinity of Milwaukee, which shows the boundaries for Lisbon, Menomonee, Pewaukee, Brookfield, Wa...
Map or Atlas

New Map of the State of Wisconsin

Date: 1854
Description: This map shows portions of present-day Iron and Vilas counties north of the Manitowish River as part of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The Wisconsin coun...

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