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Nathaniel Ames

Date: 1859
Description: Oil portrait of Nathaniel Ames, a former Revolutionary War soldier.
Photograph

Lady Elgin Docked

Date: 1859
Description: Lithograph from Frank Leslie's Illustrated News of the sidewheel passenger, Lady Elgin, at her wharf in Chicago, Illinois in 1860. From a pho...
Photograph

The Sinking of the Lady Elgin

Date: 1859
Description: A page from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper with two sketches and a narrative of the sinking of the sidewheeler passenger, Lady Elgin, i...
Photograph

Sinking of the Lady Elgin

Date: 1859
Description: A page of Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper detailing the sinking of the sidewheel passenger, Lady Elgin, in 1860. One sketch is of Edward...
Photograph

Pinckney Street

Date: 1859
Description: Daguerreotype of elevated view of Pinckney Street, looking northwest. View includes the American House and Bruen's Block, both on the corner of East Washin...
Photograph

South Pinckney Street

Date: 1859
Description: South Pinckney Street as photographed by Fuller from the Wisconsin State Capitol roof. In the center are several wooden structures dating from Madison's e...
Painting

A Cultivated Farm of Michael Ranzer near New Ulm, Minnesota

Date: 1859
Description: Ranzer's prosperous farm was hewn out of the forest rather than the prairie. This was "of course more difficult" and needed hired help to fell and burn the...
Painting

Carl Klaner's Farm near Woodstock in Canada

Date: 1859
Description: Mr. Klaner, who had just come from Elberfeld to Canada in 1858, purchased this farm and worked it with his wife and children. Initially they were plagued b...
Painting

Hotel Eagle in the Bush on Lake St. Clair in Canada

Date: 1859
Description: In September 1859, by which time he was a regular contributor to Frank Leslie's Illustrated Paper, Hölzlhuber took his first extensive trip to lower...
Painting

Forest Fire between Lansing and Grandhaven in Michigan

Date: 1859
Description: The maple and hickory forests in the old northwest were often plagued with fires during the summer months. Hölzlhuber, on a return journey from Niagara Fal...
Painting

The Farm of Heinrich Cordes near Onalaska on the Black River

Date: 1859
Description: Due to rainy weather, Hölzlhuber stayed a night in the home of Heinrich Cordes, who had purchased his land from an Irishman and built "a pretty brick house...
Painting

On a Sugar Plantation in South Carolina

Date: 1859
Description: Hölzlhuber felt his most interesting experiences in America were his interactions with southern slavery. "My sketch here shows a negro family as I saw them...
Painting

The Catholic Cathedral in New Orleans

Date: 1859
Description: On an excursion to the South in November 1859, Hölzlhuber made the three-day trip on the steamboat Planet from St. Louis to New Orleans. In the harb...
Drawing

City Hall

Date: 1859
Description: City Hall in the background of a bustling street, with pedestrians, horses, carriages, and wagons.
Drawing

Van Slyke Sketch

Date: 1859
Description: An original pencil sketch by banker and real estate developer Napoleon B. Van Slyke, possibly for his residence erected in 1859 at 510 North Carroll Street...
Print

Kirby's American Harvester Advertisement

Date: 1859
Description: Handbill for Kirby's American Harvester, a combined reaper and mower. The advertisement features two line drawings of the machine in use, as a reaper and...
Print

W.K. Miller's Iron Harvester Advertisement

Date: 1859
Description: Handbill for W.K. Miller's Iron Harvester, a combined reaper and mower manufactured by C.M. Russell & Company. Features three line drawings of machines.
Print

Eagle Mower and Reaper Advertisement

Date: 1859
Description: Handbill for the Eagle Mower and Reaper distributed by A.G. Mott, general agent for Maryland. Includes the text "the best grass and grain harvester in use....
Print

Fairgrounds at Milwaukee

Date: 1859
Description: Elevated view of the fairgrounds in Milwaukee, the year when Abraham Lincoln spoke. The fairgrounds were located at the Brockway Grounds near Twelfth and S...
Print

Capital House Hotel

Date: 1859
Description: An illustration of the Capital House, from the 1858-1859 Madison City Directory. The first-class hotel opened in 1853, was later bought by L.B. Vilas and c...

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