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Giles House

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Giles house, residence of Hiram H. Giles, state legislator and social welfare authority.

Date: 1897 ca.

Description: Forest Middleton, dressed in a fur coat and a bonnet, holds the handle of a doll buggy. The buggy carries a dog dressed in a stocking cap and sweater, as w...

Date: 1885 

Description: A view of what is now known as Bascom Hill including Main Hall (Bascom Hall), North Hall, Music Hall, Science Hall, South Hall, Washburn Observatory and Wo...

Date: 1948-06-15 

Description: Uncollected garbage in the 300 block of West Main Street during a walkout strike by Local 236 Municipal Garage Department Union.

Date: 1946-03 

Description: Man loading a canoe onto a Berg's cartop carrier.

Date: 1961-09-12 

Description: People cross a State Street intersection in the rain. The College Barber Shop and a Steak House is on the other side of the street.

Date: 1954-12 

Description: Department of Public Works workers look over signs to be posted on city streets.

Date: 1939 

Description: Page from the Garden Club record book kept by Neighborhood House, with individual pictures of winners of the Best Gardens competition: George Caravello in...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Three new Ford car bodies sitting upright on their front ends on a shipping rack on the side of a road. The wheels have been removed and are sitting on the...

Date: 1934-07-27 

Description: Edward O'Connell (General Pershing's chauffeur), and wife stand beside automobile, with 2 children sitting on automobile's running board and looking at a b...

Date: 1946-01-07 

Description: Four men pose with the first shipment of new 1946 DeSoto automobiles as they come off a train onto a loading dock for Stadium Garage, 1501 Monroe Street, P...

Date: 1916-10-10 

Description: People walking along the Linden Drive path watch as Bascom Hall (formerly Main Hall) dome burns on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Fire destroy...


Smilingest Trio

Date: 1949-03-07 

Description: "There are three good reasons for the three beaming smiles shown. Jack Ihde, left, is smiling because he found $176 in cash and $310 in checks, returned t...

Date: 1932-03-31 

Description: Six Lido Ladies, an act performing at the Orpheum Theater, pose with a new Ford V8 car in the lobby of the Orpheum Theater while a crowd looks on.


Main Street

Date: 1912 

Description: View down Main Street. The street is lined with two-story shops and buildings. There is a gazebo on the second story of a building on the right side of the...

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Richard "Dick" Lloyd Jones and his sister Florence Lloyd Jones (Bis or Bisser) each sit in separate coaster wagons.

Date: 1933 ca.

Description: Midwest Air Transport planes in front of the hangar at the Madison Airport. Located northeast of the city near the Oscar Mayer plant, the field was someti...

Date: 1955-08-28 

Description: Frank Lloyd Wright standing in the center of a group in the parking lot of the First Unitarian Society Meeting House, a building that he had designed. They...

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: Elevated wintertime view of the intersection of South Carroll and West Main Streets, showing the First Baptist Church constructed in 1854, the wooden fence...

Date:  date unknown

Description: View looking east towards the middle of East Washington Avenue where a row of new Ford automobiles are parked, each hooked up to a tow truck. They are near...

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