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Date: 1880 ca.

Description: This blueprint map shows proposed railroad tracks between Carroll Street and Wisconsin Avenue along Lake Monona.

Date: 1898 

Description: Shows railway lines in Wisconsin marked in red. Scale: 1 inch = 25 miles.

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: Seifert's watercolor is fairly large, measuring 27" wide by 21" high, and provides a detailed depiction of a nineteenth century Wisconsin farm. The small s...

Date: 1890 

Description: "For prices, terms and all particulars regarding these lands, apply to Charles E. Simmons, Land Commissioner, Chicago & North-Western Railway, Chicago, Ill...

Date: 1870 after

Description: A view of tombstones and a housing structure at Hillside Cemetery and Park. A pond surrounded by vegetation stands in the foreground.

Map or Atlas

Map of Pekatolica

Date: 1836 

Description: This map is ink and watercolor on paper and shows a plat of a paper city (a city planned but never built). Some streets and the Pekatolica River are labele...

Date: 1832 ca.

Description: Travellers setting up camp along the Missouri River.

Date: 1865 ca.

Description: University of Wisconsin-Madison campus showing the first three buildings on campus, South Hall (left), University Hall [Bascom Hall] (center), and North Ha...

Date: 1858 

Description: Drawing of the exterior of the Shopiere Flouring Mill. Several men, some in a horse-drawn wagon are in front of the building.

Map or Atlas

Dane Co., Wis.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: This late-19th century map of Dane County, Wisconsin, shows the township and range grid, towns, sections, cities and villages, lakes and streams, roads, an...

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: It was in this shop that Christopher Sholes, inventor of the typewriter, did much of his work on various inventions. This photograph may be as early as th...

Date: 1859 

Description: Steam-powered car designed to run on ice across the Mississippi River at Prairie du Chien. The LADY FRANKLIN made one successful trip across, but wa...


Little Falls

Date: 1853 

Description: Engraved image of a boat being towed through a canal at Little Falls by a team of horses. A small town is in the background.


Court Street

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Elevated view looking down Court Street in Janesville toward the west.

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: Bird's-eye view of Waterloo.

Date: 1851 

Description: Map outlines mid and southern Wisconsin county boundaries in blue, and city/town lines are provided. Other marks include mines, plank roads, and railroads.

Map or Atlas

United States Map

Date: 1855 ca.

Description: Map reads "Our Country" which is accompanied by a sailor with a flag to the left and workers rejoicing under the Constitution and Laws to the right. Across...

Date: 1889 ca.

Description: A view of the facade and side of the Morris Pratt Institute. The roof line has an ornate iron railing running around its perimeter and the railings on the...

Date: 1892 

Description: A cloth mounted, hand-colored map of Wisconsin showing the rail routes, counties, cities, towns, rivers and lakes in the state. The map also shows eastern...


Residential Street

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: Residential street, North Broadway at Cass Street.

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