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Date: 1896-05 

Description: The office of Historical Society Librarian Minnie Oakley in the third Wisconsin State Capitol. From 1866 to 1883 the Historical Society occupied the entire...


Camp Randall

Date: 1862 

Description: Camp Randall looking southwest. In April 1861, Governor Alexander Randall asked that the State Agricultural Society fairgrounds be converted into a militar...

Date: 1872 

Description: Drawing of the plan for the layout of the Capitol Park, drawn by Cleveland who was a landscape architect from Chicago.


The Artist

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: Issued as a stereograph on green mount entitled "The Artist." Two men stand by a wagon on which is written "A.L. Dahl Landscape Photographer." The flag on...

Date: 1899 

Description: View along shoreline of University of Wisconsin-Madison buildings across Lake Mendota from Carroll Street. The Armory (Red Gym or Old Red), a boathouse, an...


Main Street

Date: 1881 ca.

Description: View down Main Street. On the left a man is driving a wagon with a team of two horses, and on the right a man stands on a wagon pulled by one horse. Houses...


Bruen's Block

Date: 1853 

Description: Illustration of the new museum building, also known as "Bruen's Block," on the corner of East Washington Avenue and South Pinckney Street. Named for W.D. B...


Peck Cabin

Date: 1837 ca.

Description: This is an amateur painting of the Peck Cabin representing the "first house in Madison, Wisconsin." The "Peck Cabin" is a variation signed "Meinhard, Madi...


Leonard J. Farwell

Date: 1853 ca.

Description: Quarter-length portrait of Leonard J. Farwell, Governor of Wisconsin 1852-54.

Date: 1892 ca.

Description: Frederick Jackson Turner in office in Historical Society quarters in the Wisconsin State Capitol.

Date: 1876-08-30 

Description: The congregation of the East Blue Mounds Lutheran Church and visiting ministers are gathered for the church dedication. The church was formerly Norsk Evang...


Fourth Ward

Date: 1884 ca.

Description: 1. ? Rarnsdall 2. Florence Ketchem 3. Hattie Stephenson 4. ? Carver 5. Addie McConnell 6. Delia Lawerence 7. Madeline Slightam 8. Annie Kingston 9. Maud Va...

Date: 1877 

Description: Portrait of Benjamin Butts as part of a composite portrait of Officers, Clerks and Employees of the Wisconsin Assembly. He worked as a washroom attendant.


View of Madison

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: View of Madison from the Old Assembly Grounds, across Lake Monona. Trees frame the view of the lake, on which boaters visible.


Turvill Marsh

Date: 1899 

Description: View over section of Turvill Marsh towards trees. On the far right in the background are what may be railroad tracks.


William R. Smith

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of William R. Smith. He was born at the "Trappe," Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, in August of 1787. He came to Wisconsin in...

Date: 1878 ca.

Description: Group in front of the Centennial Fountain on Capitol Square. View of the capitol from Monona Avenue. The fountain is a replica of the Centennial Fountain...

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: View of University of Wisconsin-Madison boathouse on shoreline of Lake Mendota. The Armory (Red Gym or Old Red) is behind the boathouse, and the Science Ha...


Silver Spring

Date: 1896 ca.

Description: View of Silver Spring and the surrounding countryside. In the background, there is a man on a bicycle, two individuals in a horse-drawn vehicle and a small...

Map or Atlas

Plat Map of Riley

Date: 1890 

Description: Plat map of Riley in Dane County.

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