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Painting

Waumegesako

Date: 1839
Description: Painted portrait of Wa-me-ge-sa-ko, or The Wampum, the head chief of the Chippewas, Pottawattamies and Ottawas.
Map or Atlas

Map of the 4 Lakes and Their Outlet into Rock River : To Accompany the Report of Thos. J. Cram Capt. T.E. on the Reconnoissance Thereof

Date: 1839
Description: This map shows the hydrology of Madison and its vicinity at the height of interest in a proposed Milwaukee and Rock River Canal. It was made by Thomas Jeff...
Map or Atlas

Map of Wiskonsin [sic] and Neenah Rivers

Date: 1839
Description: A map of the Wiskonsin [sic] and Neenah or Fox Rivers.
Photograph

Racine House

Date: 1839
Description: Exterior view of the Racine House with multiple horse-drawn wagons and figures standing in front.
Map or Atlas

Guide through Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin and Iowa

Date: 1839
Description: Shows locations of cities, towns, villages, post hamlets, canals, rail and stage roads. Includes table of steamboat routes and distances; vignette of "Maid...
Map or Atlas

Map of Lead Region

Date: 1839
Description: Map of the Wisconsin-Illinois lead region.
Map or Atlas

Map of Neenah or Fox River

Date: 1839
Description: Map of a canal route to avoid the principal rapids of the Neenah or Fox River between Lake Winnebago and Green Bay.
Print

Milwaukee County Court House

Date: 1839
Description: Courthouse and surrounding buildings. There are also two horse-drawn carriages, people on horseback, and a few pedestrians.
Map or Atlas

Surveyed Part of Wisconsin

Date: 1839
Description: This map shows the portion of Wisconsin south and east of the Wisconsin and Fox rivers. Roads, forts, cities both existing and "planned" and counties are i...
Map or Atlas

Heights of Several Points in Iowa and Wisconsin

Date: 1839
Description: A chart showing the geological cross-section and the height above the surrounding landscape of several locations, such as Platte Mound in Wisconsin, and th...
Map or Atlas

Map of the Neenah or Fox River and of the Proposed Canals From Fond du Lac to Rock River and the Wiskonsin.

Date: 1839
Description: This map shows the township and section grid, lakes, rivers, swamps, prairies, roads, and proposed canals in the area of Wisconsin south of Lake Winnebago...
Map or Atlas

New and Authentic Map of the State of Michigan and Territory of Wisconsin

Date: 1839
Description: Wisconsin was considered part of Michigan Territory until 1836, a year before Michigan entered statehood. Drawn in 1839, this map shows the state of Michig...
Photograph

Land Sale Deed Issued to Frederick Augustus Sprague

Date: 1839
Description: The deed is for sale of land under jurisdiction of Mineral Point Office in 1839 during the Van Buren administration. Frederick Sprague is from Oakland Coun...
Map or Atlas

Map Exhibiting Routes by Which the Navigation of the Mississippi River May be Connected with the Navigation of the Lakes

Date: 1839
Description: This map, one of a series made by Thomas Jefferson Cram of the U.S. Topographical Engineers from personal surveys, covers the area from Green Bay to the ju...
Print

The American Mammoth Ox or Brother Jonathan

Date: 1839
Description: Lithographic print of prize ox. Inscription beneath title reads: Weighing 4,000 Pounds, or 500 Stone, - of Beautiful Proportions. / This astonishing Ani...
Map or Atlas

Survey of the Wiskonsin and Neenah (or Fox) Rivers

Date: 1839
Description: This photocopy map oriented with north to the upper right shows portage between the Wisconsin and Fox Rivers, as well as line of proposed construction for...
Map or Atlas

Section of the Valley of the Mississippi River at Prairie du Chien

Date: 1839
Description: This map shows the geological makeup of the valley in red, yellow, and green, the Mississippi River, and the location of Fort Crawford. The geology on the...
Print

Mining Operation

Date: 1839
Description: Cut-away lithography illustration of a mining operation, showing men lowering a miner into a mine where several other men are working.

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