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Photograph

John Muir

Date: 1875
Description: Head and shoulders oval framed portrait of John Muir (1838-1914).
Print

View of the Great Treaty Held at Prairie du Chien

Date: 09 1825
Description: Treaty at Prairie du Chien, with Fort Crawford seen in the background. This treaty negotiated between Governor William Clark and Governor Lewis Cass and ov...
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.
Drawing

First Fort Crawford

Date: 10 1829
Description: Fort Crawford as drawn by Seth Eastman. People are in a canoe in the river in the foreground. Across the river is the fort, other buildings around the fort...
Photograph

Old Fort Crawford

Date: 1817
Description: Elevated view of Old Fort Crawford. Caption reads: "Log Fort Crawford 1816-1829 Sketch Made From, Maj. S.H. Long's Description of 1817."
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, a Chippewa (Ojibwa) Chief

Date: 1825
Description: Kitch-ee-i-aa-ba, or the Big Buck, a Chippewa (Ojibwa) Chief. Hand-colored lithograph from the Aboriginal Portfolio, painted at the treaty of Prarie du Chi...
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 o...
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 w...
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. Two men are in a boat in the water in the foreground. The first Fort Crawford at Pra...
Photograph

Bow View of the Sidney

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Description: A bow view of the Sidney. Later named the 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". Caption reads: "Steamer near Dousman House, Prairie du ...
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: Elevated view of Artesian Well, located near the intersection of Wisconsin Street and South Minnesota Street (since renamed Wacouta). It was dubbed by some...
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 ...

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