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Date: 1899-03-15 

Description: Detail of the Assembly Chamber photograph focusing on the journalists seated near the front of the room. During the 19th century, coverage of Capitol news...

Date: 1899-02-15 

Description: Detail of the 1899 Assembly Chamber photograph, showing a row of legislators at their desks. Until well into the 20th century, individual legislators had n...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Mississippi River, with Alma in the distance, a typical river town which flourished in the 1850s.

Map or Atlas

Primrose Plat Map

Date: 1861 

Description: The township of Primrose, which is a detail from the plat map of Dane County.

Date: 1892 

Description: This map shows the St. Louis Bay, Lake Superior, railroads, railroad yards, main roads, additions, and selected buildings in Superior and parts of the Town...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Alma from the Mississippi River. Two separate photographs are mounted on a back that reads "Wisconsin Scenery".

Map or Atlas

Montrose Plat Map

Date: 1861 

Description: The township of Montrose, which is a detail from a Dane County plat map.

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: A hose wagon of the Madison fire department racing around the corner of North Pinckney and East Main streets. A dog is chasing the wagon.

Date: 1899 

Description: Detail of several senators. The Senate was less crowded than the Assembly because of its small numbers, allowing a better glimpse of the floral carpet and...

Date: 1864-09-17 

Description: A political cartoon of President Abraham Lincoln holding a tiny General George McClellan in the palm of his hand. McClellan is carrying a spade. Lincoln is...

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: This map of La Crosse is ink and pencil on paper and shows lot and block numbers, as well as buildings. An inscription on the bottom of the map reads: "Tim...

Date: 1851 

Description: Handbill or Broadsheet advertising McCormick's Patent Virginia Reaper. Includes an illustration of the reaper in use. One man is driving the horses, anothe...

Historical Object

Limnology Apparatus

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Apparatus for limnological research conducted at Trout Lake, Wisconsin and elsewhere.

Photograph

Madison Roundhouse

Date: 1896 

Description: Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Locomotive #280 at the Madison roundhouse. Identified railroad employees posed outdoors with the locomotive include: fire fig...

Date: 1895-09 

Description: Full page, engraved advertisement for Andrae Cycles. Depicts men and women bicycling on a path in a bucolic setting, in addition to text promoting bicycles...

Date: 1899-02-15 

Description: The Wisconsin State Assembly in session in the second Wisconsin State Capitol, with observers looking on from the gallery.

Date: 1860 after

Description: The devil holds the Texas state seal and a Confederate flag. "THE REBEL STATES" and "TEXAS" appear within the illustration. Blue ink on beige envelope, ima...

Photograph

Rafts Below Dam

Date: 1886 ca.

Description: A fleet of rafts on the Wisconsin River below the Kilbourn dam.

Date: 1861 ca.

Description: This map shows railroad and other transportation routes in Wisconsin, northern Illinois, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, portions of Iowa, Minnesota, and...

Date: 1899 

Description: Detail of the 1899 Senate photograph, showing details such as the president's chair (much more ornamented than the Assembly Speaker's chair) and desk with...

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