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Date: 1857 

Description: Lithograph of the Wisconsin State Capitol, surrounded by portraits of Wisconsin Statesmen. Governor Bashford hired the Madison architectural firm Kutzbock...

Date: 1888 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the first high school.

Date: 1880 ca.

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

Date: 1870 

Description: This 1870 map of Waupaca County, Wisconsin, shows the township and range grid, towns, cities and villages, and lakes and streams.

Date: 1861 ca.

Description: "View of Springfield, MO. Frmonts [sic] Army in Possesion [sic]." Several people and a horse are in the foreground, and city buildings are in the backgroun...

Date: 1885 

Description: Bird's-eye map of Medford, before the great fire of May 28, 1885.

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.

Date: 1893 

Description: Elevated view of Columbian Exposition; from the midway looking east from the Ferris wheel.

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: 1823 ca.

Description: First church in Green Bay.


Artesian Well

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: Stereograph of artesian well, located near the intersection of Wisconsin Street and South Minnesota Street (since renamed Wacouta).

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...

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...


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.

Date: 1865 ca.

Description: Courthouse built in 1836, then torn down in 1871 to make way for a new structure. Tall central building with two wings coming off the sides. Path in fron...


Court Street

Date: 1870 ca.

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

Date: 1848 

Description: Immigrant map.

Date: 1830 

Description: Fort Winnebago, from original drawing by Jefferson Davis. Manuscript map.

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: Bird's-eye view of Waterloo.

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