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John Muir

Date: 1875
Description: Head and shoulders oval framed portrait of John Muir (1838-1914).
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View of the Great Treaty Held at Prairie du Chien

Date: September 1825
Description: Hand-colored lithograph depicting the 1825 Treaty at Prairie du Chien, with Fort Crawford seen in the background. This treaty negotiated between Governor W...
Photograph

Target Shooting at Villa Louis

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Description: Target shooting on the east lawn of Villa Louis. Nina S. Dousman is on the extreme right of the image.
Photograph

Weighing Guests

Date: 1898
Description: Group of people on the front porch, weighing the guests. A visit was considered successful if the guests weighed more when they left.
Map or Atlas

Prairie du Chien Bird's-Eye Map

Date: 1870
Description: During the War of 1812, the only battle fought in Wisconsin was in Prairie du Chien, in 1814. Made fifty-six years later, this birds eye drawing depicts th...
Photograph

St. Mary's Institute

Date: 1872
Description: Alleged to be the earliest known view of St. Mary's Institute, which later became St. Mary's College. One-half of a stereograph.
Print

Kitch-ee-i-aa-ba, Or The Big Buck

Date: 1825
Description: Hand-colored lithograph portrait of Chippewa (Ojibwa) chief Kitch-ee-i-aa-ba, or the Big Buck. Painted at the Treaty of Prarie du Chien (1825).
Photograph

Construction of Fort Crawford

Date: 1940
Description: Photograph of a painting by Cal Peters depicting construction of the first Fort Crawford at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin in 1816. In the painting, several...
Photograph

Surrender of Black Hawk

Date: 1940
Description: Photograph of a painting by Cal Peters depicting the surrender of Black Hawk at Fort Crawford in 1832.
Photograph

Killing of Registre Gagnier

Date: 1940
Description: Photograph of a painting by Cal Peters depicting the Winnebago attack on the Gagnier homestead in 1827 and the killing of Registre Gagnier. The homestead...
Photograph

Black Hawk's Surrender

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Description: Diorama in the Milwaukee Public Museum depicting Black Hawk's surrender on August 27, 1832 at Fort Crawford in Prairie du Chien.
Painting

Valentine

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Description: Watercolor valentine written by a young man and given to one of the daughters of Louis Dousman, probably Violet or Virginia.
Painting

Fort Crawford

Date: 1840
Description: Photograph of a painting of the second Fort Crawford, built 1829-1835. The first Fort Crawford at Prairie du Chien was built in 1816, abandoned in 1826, r...
Photograph

Bow View of the "Sidney"

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Description: A bow view of the "Sidney". Later named "Washington".
Postcard

Steamer near Dousman House

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Description: The sidewheel excursion, "Saint Paul" of the Jo Packet Line, near the Dousman House, the "Senator".
Painting

Fort Crawford

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Description: Painting of Fort Crawford on the panel of an oak door.
Photograph

Artesian Well in Prairie du Chien

Date: 1880
Description: Artesian Well, located near the intersection of Wisconsin Street and South Minnesota Street (since renamed Wacouta). It was dubbed by some to be the "Grea...
Photograph

The Great Artesian Fountain

Date: 1880
Description: Stereograph of the Artesian Well near the intersection of Wisconsin and Minnesota (later renamed Wacouta) Streets. The following is printed on the back of...
Photograph

Pilot Hugh Robinson and his Hydroplane

Date: October 19 1911
Description: Pilot Hugh Robinson and his Curtiss hydroplane at Prairie du Chien during a flight that was intended to be the first all the way down the Mississippi River...
Drawing

Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin in 1830

Date: 1848
Description: The first Fort Crawford at Prairie du Chien, with the Mississippi River in the foreground. Although dated 1830, this scene was actually painted by Henry Le...

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