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Milwaukee Light Guard

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Description: Illustration of the Milwaukee Light Guard depicting four men, including captain J.C. Starkweather. This is a cover from sheet music "Milwaukee Light Guard...
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Cyrus McCormick's Reaper Patent

Date: 1834
Description: Press release image compiled by the International Harvester Company. The image includes "excerpts of the patent grant from the U.S. Patent Office to Cyrus...
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First Attempt

Date: 1887
Description: Scrapbook page containing a cyanotype and albumen print of a picket fence and the caption: "First Attempt;" 1887, What's the Matter? "Light struck."
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Trials and Tribulations of Amateur Photography

Date: 1887
Description: Scrapbook page containing a cyanotype print and an albumen print looking toward Lake Michigan.
Manuscript

Stockbridge and Munsee Indians Treaty, Page 1

Date: January 08 1825
Description: The first page of the handwritten treaty between the Stockbridge and Munsee Indians.
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Time Saving Chart

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Description: Drawing of a time saving chart for one day's labor in a sawyard shop.
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Naturalization

Date: September 18 1984
Description: Jennie Youn Haeng Seider, 4, of Milwaukee, used her father Jeffrey Seider's back to display her new certificate of naturalization.
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Plan of Ohio River

Date: 1780
Description: Drawn plan of Ohio River and area to the West.
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Letter of Gilbert Imlay

Date: March 15 1783
Description: Letter written by Gilbert Imlay regarding Daniel Boone.
Manuscript

Letter to Daniel Boone

Date: 1786
Description: Body of a letter written by Gilbert Imlay to Colonel Daniel Boone.
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Part Two of Letter to Daniel Boone

Date: 1786
Description: Letter written by Gilbert Imlay to Daniel Boone.
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The Union Is Dissolved!

Date: 1860
Description: Civil War handbill that reads: "Charleston Mercury Extra...The Union Is Dissolved!"
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Graduating Class

Date: 1894
Description: Eight men and women of a graduating class sit outdoors holding their diplomas. They are seated on the steps of the photographer's home at 131 East Montello...
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Thomas Jefferson Seated with Quill Pen

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Description: Engraving from a painting of Thomas Jefferson, seated with books and writing implements.
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Drafting the Declaration of Independence

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Description: An engraving of Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Philip Livingston, and Roger Sherman, drafters of the Declaration of Independence gathered...
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Surrender of General Lee

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Description: An engraving from a painting of Robert E. Lee signing the document that would end the war between the states in the presence of Ulysses S. Grant and their...
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Aviation License of John Kaminski

Date: May 08 1912
Description: License #121 issued to John Kaminski in 1912 by the Aero Club of America.
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Vilas Flying Certificate

Date: 1915
Description: Certificate issued to E.M. Griffith, the Wisconsin State Forester, so that Griffith could prove that he had flown at an altitude of 1600 feet in the "flyin...
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Racine — Air City

Date: June 12 1931
Description: The letterhead stationery of a Racine economic development committee reads: "Air City, Where the Air-Minded Live," The design shows airplanes and even a...
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Larsons' Barnstormer's Contract

Date: August 17 1923
Description: "No flight, no pay." The informal contract between J.A. Smith of Neenah and Roy Larson of Larsen, Wisconsin. Roy Larson established a rural airport in Lar...

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