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Painting

Indian Spearing Beaver

Date: 1821
Description: Indians of the North Red River area, probably in the vicinity of old Fort Douglas, now Winnipeg, Canada, spearing beaver.
Photograph

A Beaver Pool

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Description: Sketch of a beaver pool lined with trees, including various depictions of Indians hunting beaver.
Photograph

Beaver Hunting Techniques

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Description: An early drawing depicting various beaver hunting techniques.
Book or Pamphlet

Beavers and their Dams

Date: 1859
Description: Color drawing of beavers working on and living at their dams.
Photograph

Pioneer Village

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Description: Large area of stuffed wild animals indoors at Pioneer Village.
Photograph

Summit Lake Camp

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Description: Five women in two boats arrive at a beaver dam while taking a boat ride at Summit Lake Camp.
Drawing

A View of ye Industry of ye Beavers of Canada

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Description: Drawing of beavers building a dam.
Photograph

Amik, the Beaver

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Description: Beaver among twigs and small branches.
Print

Holiday Card With Animals Dancing

Date: 1969
Description: Holiday card with three couples of animals dancing; two bears, a seal and a beaver, a fox and a rabbit. They are on a snowbank overlooking the sea with the...
Print

I'll Be Sad If You Won't Be Mine!

Date: February 02 1965
Description: Child's Valentine's Day card with a sad beaver on a dam. He is holding a red heart with the text "I'll Be Sad If You Won't Be Mine!" on it. More hearts app...
Map or Atlas

Indian Legend Map of Lake Mendota

Date: 1941
Description: Hand-drawn, watercolor and ink, map of Lake Mendota. Locations and many small figures appear around the shore with explanations referring to Indian legends...
Map or Atlas

Wisconsin, The Badger State

Date: 1941
Description: This pictorial map of Wisconsin with historical text highlights the history of the state and identifies places of interest, Indian villages, missions, trad...
Photograph

Beaver Lodge at Nature Lovers Paradise

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Description: View of a beaver lodge made with tree limbs along the edge of the water. This beaver lodge was located near Nature Lovers Paradise resort on Jackson Lake....
Print

Beaver Canning Company Letterhead

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Description: Letterhead of the Beaver Canning Company of Randolph, Wisconsin, packers of peas and sweet corn, with three beavers perched on a branch overhanging the wat...
Postcard

Greetings From Beaver Dam

Date: 1906
Description: Color postcard with three illustrations: The Williams Free Library, the dam in 1841 (actual beavers), and the present dam. Copyrighted by W.H. Becken.
Book or Pamphlet

Massey-Harris Co. Card Front and Back

Date: 1894
Description: Front cover featuring a color illustration titled: "Young Canada, 'I wonder what they are doing on the other side," and "Merry Christmas." A young boy is l...
Photograph

Portrait of Lewis Adam Struble

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Description: Lewis Adam Struble is seated in the corner of a room with a number of beaver pelts displayed on the walls behind him. He is sitting in a chair wearing a co...
Photograph

Portrait of Lewis Adam Struble

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Description: Lewis Adam Struble is seated in the corner of a room with a number of beaver pelts displayed on the walls behind him. He is sitting in a chair wearing a co...
Map or Atlas

A New and Exact Map of the Dominions of the King of Great Britain on ye Continent of North America, Containing Newfoundland, New Scotland, New England, New York, New Jersey, Pensilvania, Maryland, Virginia and Carolina

Date: 1720
Description: One of Herman Moll's most famous maps, often referred to as The Beaver Map for its elaborate engraved inset depicting and describing beavers building a dam...
Map or Atlas

Amérique Septentrionale Publiée sous les Auspices de Monseigneur le Duc d'Orleans Prémier Prince du Sang

Date: 1746
Description: Map of North America from the southern portion of James Bay to Florida. It shows the colonies, cities, Native American land, and topological and geographic...

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