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Wilkins 12: Fort Childs or New Fort Kearny

Date: 1849
Description: Fort Childs or New Fort Kearny in Nebraska Sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the...
Drawing

Wilkins 11: The Deserted Pawnee Village

Date: May 1849
Description: Deserted Pawnee village in Nebraska. Sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon...
Photograph

Babe Ruth

Date: October 15 1935
Description: Babe Ruth, wearing a dressing gown, signing autographs from a train car during a stopover in Madison.
Photograph

Carriage Stuck in the Mud

Date: 1898
Description: Horse-drawn carriage stuck in a rut on a muddy road near the Ohio River in Floyd County, Indiana. One man is holding the horse while another attempts to di...
Photograph

Wade House

Date: 1858
Description: Ambrotype of the Wade House, a carriage inn located in Greenbush, also showing a section of the original plank road in the foreground.
Photograph

Chicago, Milwaukee, and Saint Paul Depot

Date: 1909
Description: Exterior shot of the Blue River depot. Five men are standing outside the building. There is a Wells Fargo cart on the platform.
Drawing

Wilkins 10: Old Fort Kearney

Date: May 1849
Description: Old Fort Kearney (Nebraska City). Sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon Tr...
Drawing

Wilkins 18: Fort Laramie

Date: June 24 1849
Description: Original wash drawing of Fort Laramie, Wyoming (actually Fort John; see note below). Sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California...
Photograph

The First Paris Trip

Date: 1917
Description: A page of snapshots of Paris scenes and friends visiting Paris. Part of a scrapbook of photographs from Stevenson's service in World War I.
Photograph

Apostle Islands

Date: 1913
Description: Mary Baldwin (Duluth), John Neimeyer (Duluth), and the bow of the "Zenya."
Photograph

Wisconsin Billboard

Date: 1938
Description: A movable billboard aimed at passing motorists along State Highway 20 in Illinois. It reads "Relax in Wisconsin, Where Friends and Nature Meet." Although...
Print

Michigan Transit Corporation Vacation Trips

Date: 1930
Description: Cover from schedule showing passengers relaxing on the deck of a screw-driven passenger/freight vessel.
Print

Michigan Transit Corporation Vacation Trips

Date: 1930
Description: Pages 1 and 2 from the schedule describes the schedule and ports of call for the "Manitou" and the "Puritan".
Map or Atlas

Michigan Transit Corporation Resorts

Date: 1930
Description: Map of the routes of the screw passenger and freight vessels of the Michigan Transit Company. Includes a picture of the Park Place hotel in Traverse City,...
Postcard

S.S. Manitou near Mackinac

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Description: The screw passenger and freight vessel, Manitou, steaming between Mackinac, Michigan and intermediate points. Handwritten message on front of postca...
Postcard

Steamer "Christopher Columbus"

Date: 
Description: Color postcard depicting the passenger excursion vessel, "Christopher Columbus," approaching the East Water Street Bridge.
Print

Cover of Songs of S.S. North American

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Description: Cover from songbook used on the "S.S. North American." Back cover advertises the sailings of the "North American" and "South American." Includes pic...
Print

Encampment of the Travellers on the Missouri River

Date: 1832
Description: Travellers setting up camp along the Missouri River.
Print

Camp of the Gros Ventres of the Prairies (on the Upper Missouri)

Date: 1832
Description: Camp of the Gros Ventres along the upper Missouri River, with white travelers passing by in a boat.
Photograph

Superdome Railroad Coach

Date: 1952
Description: Passengers seated on the upper level of a Milwaukee Railroad superdome coach.

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