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Manuscript

Election Results

Date: 1852 

Description: Canvass of the results for various village offices, April 6, 1852.

Date: 1857 

Description: Draft newspaper editorial, "Our Railroad Prospects", written by former governor Leonard J. Farwell.

Photograph

Centennial Old Abe

Date: 1876-02-07 

Description: Centennial photograph of Old Abe, perched on a stars and stripes shield. The live war eagle was carried during the Civil War, by the 8th Wisconsin Voluntee...

Book or Pamphlet

Farwell's Madison Mills

Date: 1851 

Description: Engraving of the five-story tall mill erected at the outlet of the Yahara Creek by Leonard J. Farwell. This engraving appears in Statistics of Dane County,...

Date: 1883-11 

Description: The ruins of the unfinished South Wing of the third Wisconsin State Capitol after its collapse while still under construction.

Date: 1899 

Description: A class of male and female students work in a biology laboratory at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Two women stand in the middle of the large, open r...

Newspaper Article/Clipping

Wisconsin Argus Advertisement

Date: 1851 

Description: Advertisment for the "Wisconsin Argus" newspaper published in Madison, Wisconsin by S.D. Carpenter and H.A. Tenney.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: The First Baptist Church, pictured in the lower center area of the photograph, organized in 1847 and erected in 1854. St. Raphael's Cathedral in the backg...

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: University of Wisconsin-Madison students and chaperons during a camping trip at Livesy Springs on the north shore of Lake Mendota. On the left side stands...

Date: 1856 

Description: May-June 1856 page from the Historical Society accession register, in which Corresponding Secretary Lyman Draper listed the books received that month.

Photograph

Music Hall

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: View across Bascom Hill of the Music Hall and Library on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.

Date: 1876-07-04 ca.

Description: Two men stand by a wagon on which is written "A.L. Dahl Landscape Photographer." The photographer stands on the left side of the view. The flag on the side...

Date: 1873 

Description: A map of the township of Montrose from the "Atlas of Dane County."

Photograph

Bodenius House

Date: 1898 before

Description: Two young girls wearing hats and dresses are leaning on a planter in the yard, two women are on the porch, and a man is sitting in a horse-drawn carriage....

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Elevated view toward the Capitol Square from Pinckney and Gorham Streets.

Photograph

Lake Mendota Shore

Date: 1898 

Description: The Lake Mendota shore from the foot of Frances Street.

Date: 1897 ca.

Description: Five men sit on the ground in the grass playing various horned musical instruments. The corresponding caption reads, "Picnic at Winnequah." They are readin...

Date: 1863 ca.

Description: Black & white lithograph by Milwaukee lithographer Louis Kurz depicting the Madison Turners or Turnverein at a shooting party on the Madison lakefront. Th...

Date: 1898 

Description: View from frozen Lake Mendota of boathouse on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. The Armory (Red Gym or Old Red) is behind the boathouse. Two ice...

Photograph

Church Parsonage

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: The First Congregational Church parsonage, 138 Langdon Street, built in 1891 and demolished about 1965 to make room for an addition to the sorority house n...

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