Visit our other Wisconsin Historical Society websites!
Refine or narrow your results by clicking any term in the gray boxes below.
Expand your results by removing any blue box in the "You have selected" section above. Click on the white "X" to remove the term.
Narrow your results by entering a keyword into the search box above. Then click the "Search Within" checkbox, then click on the orange "Search" button.
If you did not find what you are looking for or you did not get any results, try changing your search term(s). See our Search Help page for more tips.
Date: 1890 ca.
Description: View down Main Street, looking south from Third Street. Pedestrians gather near parked streetcars, horse-drawn carriages, and storefronts. Signs read, "P...
Description: Watercolor painting of farm and farmhouse, residence of Mr. Daniel Lewis.
Date: 1873 ca.
Description: Men with guns and dogs and wagons in front of a rural post office. Some men have assumed exaggerated poses, probably for humorous effect.
Date: 1860 after
Description: Jefferson Davis walks a tightrope over a waterfall heading toward the side of a cliff on which is the Capitol building, a soldier, and the Union flag. Behi...
Date: 1886 ca.
Description: Exterior view of one of the first Pawling & Harnischfeger machine shops. The building was built in 1886 on the corner of South First Street and East Oregon...
Description: A wooden fence with widely spaced pickets is in the foreground. Behind it is a family in the yard of a frame house that has vines covering its windows, nic...
Date: 1862 ca.
Description: John S. Fuller took this image of the third Wisconsin State Capitol (the second in Madison), from Governor Farwell's Octagon House, probably early in 1862....
Date: 1880 ca.
Description: An exterior view of the Park Hotel, at the corner of Main and Carroll Streets. Children and adults are standing on the street corner on the left. A large g...
Date: 1879 ca.
Description: A group of men pose in the yard of the Tonyawatha Spring Hotel with paddles and carpentry tools. The hotel is a frame bracket style structure that has latt...
Date: 1869 ca.
Description: Stereograph of the Axtell House building, with a storefront next to it advertising "Clothing Hats Caps Sailors Outfits". A bridge is on the left and a man...
Date: 1899 before
Description: View of a marching band parading beneath an decorated arch on Main Street. Onlookers line both sides of the street. American flags fly over the road and fr...
Date: 1874 ca.
Description: Family in front of picket fence, with L-shaped frame house with porch and high stone foundation.
Date: 1870 ca.
Description: The MIlwaukee & St. Paul Railroad elevator at the Milwaukee harbor, with a sailing ship anchored nearby.
Date: 1899-06-12 after
Description: A group of men working in the debris left in the wake of a tornado. A large column is leaning against part of a wall or foundation.
Description: A Withington wire binder sits on display inside a building at the Centennial Exposition, the first official World's Fair in the United States.
Description: Flags and posters are displayed over King Street for the fifty year celebration. One banner reads: "1848 Wisconsin 1898." Pedestrians are on the streets an...
Date: 1860 ca.
Description: Stereograph of the Townsend House boathouse across a lake.
Description: Family and baby carriage next to wooden tower windmill with house behind them. A.L. Dahl, landscape photographer, wagon, left.
Date: 1877 ca.
Description: Family in front of picket fence and wood walkway which encloses an upright and wing frame house with elaborate carpenter's lace and latticework on the porc...
Description: A group photograph including Violet Lee Dousman (back row, 4th from left) and her fellow travelers on a trip to Egypt.
If you didn't find the material you searched for, our Library Reference Staff can help.
Call our reference desk at 608-264-6535 or email us at:
© 1996-2014 Wisconsin Historical Society, 816 State Street, Madison, WI 53706