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Painting

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...
Photograph

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...
Painting

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...
Photograph

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...
Poster

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...
Print

Combat at Fort McKenzie

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

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...
Photograph

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...
Photograph

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...
Photograph

George Henry Williams

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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...
Photograph

Baby in Coffin

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Description: Deceased baby in coffin.
Photograph

Small Girl in Coffin

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

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...
Photograph

Guerilla Justice

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

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...
Photograph

Casket and Flowers at Cemetery

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

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...
Print

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...
Photograph

Anatomy Lab

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

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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