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Poster

McCormick "Westward" Advertising Poster

Date: 1886
Description: Advertising poster showing color illustration of pioneers on a bluff overlooking a McCormick binder harvesting grain in the valley below. The poster bears...
Painting

Eben and Roseline Peck Cabin

Date: 1893
Description: Back of painting reads: "Madison in June 1837 after photo taken by E.E. Bailey" and "Peck's cabin by Dengel." The Eben Peck cabin was the first house built...
Photograph

John H. Fonda

Date: 1860
Description: Quarter-plate ambrotype. Three-quarter length portrait of John H. Fonda, settler in the Prairie Du Chien area. He is sitting facing front, with one hand in...
Print

Eben and Roseline Peck Cabin

Date: June 1837
Description: Lithograph based on a painting by Mrs. E.E. Bailey showing the Peck cabin, the first house in Madison. In addition to the cabin, the lithograph includes a...
Photograph

Mrs. Roseline Peck

Date: 1874
Description: Waist-up portrait of Mrs. Roseline Peck, born 1808 - died 1898, the first white woman in Madison, Wisconsin. She was the wife of the first tavern keeper, E...
Photograph

Pioneer Living Room

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Description: A collection of pioneer household articles arranged in a living room.
Painting

Solomon Juneau

Date: 1856
Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Solomon Juneau. He was born in Lower Canada on August 9th, 1793, Juneau came to Michigan (then), now Wisconsin, in Septembe...
Photograph

George H. Walker

Date: 1856
Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of George H. Walker, who was born in Lynchburgh, Campbell County, Virginia, October 5th, 1812. He emigrated to Wisconsin in Oc...
Photograph

Ebenezer Brigham

Date: 1856
Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Ebenezer Brigham, founder of the first major community in the Blue Mounds of Wisconsin, which included a mine, frontier inn...
Book or Pamphlet

St. Paul Harvester Works Catalog

Date: 1882
Description: Cover of a catalog for the Saint Paul harvester and cord binder, "The Pioneer Cord Binder of the World," manufactured by the Saint Paul Harvester Works. Th...
Photograph

Abraham Schmocker Seated Outside His Log Cabin

Date: 1885
Description: Abraham Schmocker, a "hermit" who lived in "Stumptown" near Alma, seated on a bench outside his log cabin, holding a kitty.
Photograph

Kravig/Kravik Boys

Date: 1868
Description: Studio portrait of the Kravig/Kravik sons, one seated and one standing.
Photograph

Kravig/Kravik Girls

Date: 1868
Description: Studio portrait of the Kravig/Kravik daughters, one seated and one standing.
Photograph

First Dutch Settlers

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Description: Dutch family posing outside their log home with two horses.
Photograph

John H. Rountree

Date: 1856
Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Major John H. Rountree. He was born in March of 1805 in Kentucky, near the Mammoth Cave, and came to Wisconsin on May 27, 1...
Photograph

Augustus A. Bird

Date: 1856
Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Augustus A. Bird. He was born in Reading, Windsor County, Vermont and emigrated to Wisconsin in 1836. He and his family w...
Photograph

James Rogan

Date: 1856
Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of James Rogan. He was born in County Down, Ireland on August 12th, 1801, and came to America in April of 1823. In 1836, Rogan...
Photograph

Edward Pier

Date: 1856
Description: Head and shoulders portrait of Edward Pier. He was born in New Haven, Vermont on March 31, 1807, and came to Wisconsin in September of 1834. Pier was one...
Photograph

Stephen D. Butts

Date: 1856
Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Stephen D. Butts. He was born in Pennsylvania on August 14, 1815. Butts came to Wisconsin on July 8, 1836, and was one of...
Photograph

Samuel Brown

Date: 1856
Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Samuel Brown. He was born in Massachusetts on January 8, 1804, and came to Wisconsin in November of 1834. In late 1835, B...

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