Historic Seal of the Territory of Wisconsin from 1847 book on American History; Text preceding the image: "In the foreground is a man ploughing with a span of horses: the middle ground is occupied by a barrel, a cornucopia, an anchor, a sheaf of wheat, a rake, and a pile of lead in bars—the latter, the most important of the mineral products of the State. The two great lakes that border the State—Lakes Michigan and Superior, have their representations; on one of which is seen a sloop, and on the other a steamboat—and on the shore an Indian pointing towards the latter. In the distance is a level prairie, skirted, on the horizon, by a range of woodland, and having on the left a Lighthouse and School Building, and in the centre the State-house of Wisconsin. In a semicircle above are the words: Civiiitas Suecessit Barharmn, Civilization has succeeded Barbarism. At the bottom of the Seal is the date of the formation of the Territorial Government, Fourth OF July, 1836, and around the Seal, in Roman capitals, the words, The Great SEAL of the Territory of Wisconsin." Photo by Internet Archive Book Images/Flickr (public domain image).