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Photograph

State Normal School

Date: 1881 ca.

Description: State Normal School in Whitewater.

Photograph

Beef Slough

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Man with a pole stands at the Beef Slough.

Date: 1881 

Description: Stereographic view of a street in the “Five Points” slum district.

Date: 1886 

Description: First electric street railway service in Wisconsin.

Date: 1888-08-24 

Description: The George A. Whiting Paper Mill after a fire on August 24, 1888. Sixteen men were killed by the explosion of a bleacher; the bleacher exploded as the nigh...

Photograph

Barn Raising

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Group of barn raising participants posed in front of the structure in progress.

Photograph

Nicollet House

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Collage of images featuring a view of the Nicollet House, a view down a main street, and portrait photographs of O.K. Hall, James Kane, and August Zachau.

Photograph

Post Office

Date: 1880 before

Description: Stereograph. Elevated view of corner of Milwaukee and Wisconsin Streets. Three-story white building with several chimneys. A horse and cart are on the rig...

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: The Union Congregational Church, built in 1862.

Date: 1889 ca.

Description: View of the S.L Sheldon Company Warehouse and Office. Outside of the building, there is a bustling street filled with pedestrians and horse-drawn vehicles....

Photograph

Barn Raising

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Seated group of women participating in a barn raising.

Map or Atlas

City of Milwaukee

Date: 1889 

Description: Bird’s-eye-view map. Published in the Milwaukee Sentinel: Wednesday morning, August 28, 1889 for the 23rd Nationla Encampments of the GAR, August 27th to 3...

Photograph

Bad River

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Man in canoe close to shoreline with bridge in background.

Map or Atlas

Madison, Wisconsin

Date: 1888 ca.

Description: Shows ward divisions and street railways, as well as University of Wisconsin buildings, churches, and schools. Cataloged from copy with right and left edge...

Date: 1882 ca.

Description: This map is ink and watercolor on paper and shows numbered plots, the public square, streets, Lake St. Croix and the Mississippi River.

Date: 1883 

Description: Tonyawatha Spring Hotel from a descriptive brochure. The hotel opened in 1879 and was destroyed by fire on July 31, 1895.

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: This plat of Vanceburg Cemetery, Town of Sheridan, Dunn County, Wisconsin, likely dates from the 1880s and "is intended for the correction of names of peop...

Photograph

Portage Railroad

Date: 1884 

Description: A group of men and boys posed around Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway locomotive # 313, a switch engine. The Fox House is in the background.

Date: 1888 

Description: View of a tree-lined path in West Park.

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Stereograph view of a Methodist Episcopal church with children and adults lined up outside.

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