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 breadcrumb in a gray outlined box above. Click on the blue "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: 1899-06-12 after
Description: View over water, perhaps Hatfield Lake, of houses damaged and demolished in a tornado. Floating at the edge of the lake near an eroded bank are numerous pi...
Date: 1899-06-12 ca.
Description: Elevated view over water of the damage created by a tornado. A river, with debris visibly floating in it, runs through the town. Groups of people are walki...
Description: Exterior view of the William Wills homestead. The family, including a dog, stands around the front porch. One young girl is standing inside the house looki...
Description: Outdoor group portrait of six men sitting around a table in military uniform in an open field. On the table are pens, an inkwell, two cigar boxes and paper...
Description: A woman and her young daughter stand in a yard examining a house in the aftermath of a tornado. The house has one entire side missing, a tree leans over on...
Date: 1893 ca.
Description: Office of the State Board of Control, Wisconsin Reformatory, Charitable and Penal Institutions in the third Wisconsin State Capitol.
Date: 1879 ca.
Description: Victorian mansion at 123 S. Madison Street, built in 1870 and owned in 1875 by Samuel Chamberlain. It's mansard roof and iron trim help make the house an...
Date: 1897 ca.
Description: Interior view through tasseled doorway of a room in the James Nevin home. Nevin was the supervisor of the State Fish Hatchery. The room is decorated with m...
Description: After the fire of Oct. 22, 1865. The house takes up most of the image to the right, with burnt trees on the left, and a building in the background. The r...
Date: 1858 ca.
Description: The fertillity of the soil in America and Canada, especially in Wisconsin, was the attraction for most European immigrants. The vast amount of land and the...
Description: Bird's-eye view of La Crosse.
Date: 1895 ca.
Description: Studio portrait in front of a scenic backdrop of four Ho-Chunk men and four Ho-Chunk women posed sitting and standing. From left to right in the back are C...
Description: One of many promotional cards created to attract farmers to the agricultural land in northern Wisconsin. This card shows a family outside their home in the...
Description: A northeast view of Madison from University Pier.
Description: The capitol building is on a hill overlooking the city. Union soldiers have pitched tents on the grounds.
Date: 1873 ca.
Description: A split-rail fence borders a prosperous farm. The low building in the center is the kind of cattle shed settlers built as their first buildings. Circular h...
Date: 1890 ca.
Description: Ada Bass and Everetta standing on the porch of the Bass family home.
Date: 1898 ca.
Description: View across road of Syl standing in front of a three-story duplex house on Jones Island.
Date: 1871 ca.
Description: Family in yard around table with coffee cups and plants. The frame house in the background has a sewing machine on the porch, wood trim at top of front and...
Date: 1886 ca.
Description: Reception headquarters of the George H. Thomas Post No. 2 of the Grand Army of the Republic at the 20th National Encampment, Alcazar Theatre.
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:
© 1996-2016 Wisconsin Historical Society, 816 State Street, Madison, WI 53706