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Peshtigo Fire

Date: 11 25 1871
Description: Engraved view of Peshtigo Fire showing people trying to escape the flames by boat and on horseback. A team of cattle also seek refuge and several birds tak...

Milkmaid with Cow

Date: 1911
Description: Milkmaid with pail and cow. Text reads: "Milking Time, Good Friends in Wisconsin, Scenes along the country roads."

Husking Corn

Date: 1903
Description: Elevated view of the Krueger family husking corn. From right to left are: Mary, Sarah, August, Florentina, and Jennie Krueger. A dog is lying on the ground...

Martha Buelke with her Cow

Date: 1899
Description: Grandma Martha (Goetsch) Buelke posed in front of a barn with her favorite cow. She is holding a milking pail.

Wisconsin Heights Battlefield

Date: 1856
Description: Painting by S.M. Brookes of the Wisconsin Heights Battlefield.

Testing the First Reaping Machine

Date: 1883
Description: Advertising lithograph depicting the first public demonstration of a mechanical reaper by Cyrus Hall McCormick at Steeles Tavern, Virginia, in 1831. The sc...

Conant Farmstead

Date: 1890
Description: Conant Farmstead.

Horlick's Malted Milk Factory

Date: 1914
Description: Horlick's Malted Milk Factory.

P&O Plows Advertising Poster

Date: 1927
Description: South African advertising poster for P&O plows, "made especially for South African conditions" and "sold by Champions Limited, Durban, Bloemfontein, East L...

Lily Cream Separators Advertising Poster

Date: 1913
Description: Advertising poster for Lily brand cream separators featuring a color illustration of a woman operating a hand crank cream separator. Below is a scene of co...

McCormick Catalog Art

Date: 1894
Description: Color lithograph illustration on the back cover of the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company catalog. Shows an American Revolutionary War battle scene. Also...

Gasoline Engine

Date: 1913
Description: Color advertising poster of an International gasoline engine serving many functions, with an address for Budapest, Hungary. The poster was printed by the H...

Gasoline Engine

Date: 1913
Description: Color advertising poster of an International gasoline engine serving many functions on the farm. Includes a large bird's-eye view of a farm, surrounded by ...

Harold McCormick Family Portrait at Walnut Grove, Virginia

Date: 1922
Description: Harold F. McCormick family, farm laborers, and various animals on the Walnut Grove estate at Raphine, Virginia. Harold McCormick was the son of Cyrus Hall ...
Map or Atlas

Bird's-Eye View of Middleton

Date: 1876
Description: Bird's-eye view of Middleton with an inset of a school house.

Farm Girl Feeding Calf

Date: 1921
Description: Young girl feeding a calf from a bucket while standing in a field.

Cows Drink from Tank in Pasture

Date: 08 1929
Description: Cows drinking water from a tank in a rural pasture.
Book or Pamphlet

Buckeye Farm Machinery Catalog

Date: 1885
Description: Cover of an advertising catalog for Buckeye mowers, table rakes, droppers, and grain binders manufactured by Aultman, Miller & Company.

Sides of Beef in Cooler

Date: 12 13 1931
Description: Sides of beef hanging in the Oscar Mayer cooler. There appear to be ferns placed on several of the sides of beef.

Elwyn Reynolds with Grand Champion Steer

Date: 10 29 1931
Description: Elwyn Reynolds, from Lodi, with grand champion shorthorn steer at the fat stock show, standing in front of University of Wisconsin-Madison Stock Pavilion.

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