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Braddock's Defeat

Date: July 09 1755
Description: An important event of the French and Indian War (1754-1763) was commissioned in 1903 by Robert Laird McCormick, president of the State Historical Society o...

Rural Automobile Accident

Date: August 18 1939
Description: View from front of Capital City Culvert Company automobile involved in an accident with a Phillips Produce Company egg truck at the intersection of County...

Battle of Chickamauga, 1863

Date: 1925
Description: "Battle of Chickamauga," an oil painting depicting a dramatic moment in the Battle of Chickamauga, painted by Alfred Thorsen after the lithograph. "Charge...

Cemetery for War Dead from Iwo Jima

Date: March 1945
Description: The cemetery for the war dead on Guam. The body of a fighting man who died of wounds received during the battle for Iwo Jima is being lowered into the eart...

McCormick "Battle of Shiloh" Advertising Poster

Date: 1885
Description: Chromolithograph advertising poster produced for the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company showing a McCormick binder stored in a shed in the middle of the...

Combat at Fort McKenzie

Date: 1832
Description: Indians in combat at Fort McKenzie on August 28th, 1833.

Twin Infants in Coffins

Date: 1886
Description: Studio portrait of deceased twin infants in coffins. They are Robert and Janet Fitzpatrick, born July 5, 1885, died April 20, 1886, children of Robert and...

Samson Passes Away

Date: November 28 1981
Description: Veterinarians examining Samson, the Milwaukee Zoo's star 32-year-old gorilla, after attempting to revive him after he had collapsed while feeding in the zo...

Gross Anatomy

Date: 1902
Description: Medical students dissect a cadaver at the Chicago College of Physicians and Surgeons, University of Illinois. Surnames on the students' aprons include: Cor...

George Henry Williams

Description: Sixth plate daguerreotype of a portrait of George Henry Williams (deceased child at 18 months), son of Henry C. and Diana T. Williams, and may be the cousi...

Baby in Coffin

Description: Deceased baby in coffin.

Small Girl in Coffin

Description: Small girl in a casket which is standing upright against a wall. There is a man standing on the left nearby.

Executed Man

Date: 1957
Description: Executed man laying on ground as the final bullet is delivered. The execution was somehow bungled by the firing squad and this coup d'grace was required to...

Guerilla Justice

Date: 1957
Description: Executed man on ground. Algeria.

Body of H.C. Townley, Killed by Train

Date: August 10 1934
Description: A large group of people stands around the covered body of H.C. Townley, Oregon school teacher, killed by a Milwaukee Road freight train, at the University...

Casket and Flowers at Cemetery

Date: April 21 1934
Description: Casket and flowers at cemetery for the funeral of Lorraine V. McGraw.

Wilbur Corcoran Funeral

Date: March 08 1930
Description: Five-year-old Wilbur Corcoran, son of Frank and Margaret Corcoran, 624 Williamson Street, lying in a coffin surrounded by flower arrangements and a three-t...

Indians Punish Spanish by Pouring Gold in Their Mouths

Date: 1655
Description: Girolamo Benzoni (1519-1570) was an Italian from Milan who spent the years 1541-1556 in the New World. His observations of Spanish imperialism were publish...

Anatomy Lab

Date: 1900
Description: Cadavers are laid out on gurneys in a sky-lit anatomy lab at Rush Medical College.

Train Wreck

Date: September 09 1881
Description: Wreck of the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha railroad line on the Teegarten farm near Menomonie. Dead cows are in the foreground.

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