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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: 1879 ca.

Description: Elevated view of ornate carriage and animal cage with tents and people looking on at the annual Wisconsin State Fair held at Camp Randall.

Photograph

D. Jones

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of D. Jones. He was born in Dutchess County, New York, on February 14, 1788. Jones came to what was then the Territory of Mi...

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: Quite possibly this is the "General view in the camp" listed in the "Centennial Views of the City of Madison, July 4th, 1876. Views of Chicago Light Guard"...

Date: 1860 

Description: Oval portrait of Wisconsin Senate Clerks. Standing in back is J.H. Warren. Seated from left to right are J.B. Selby, Mr. Wright, Willard Merrill, G.M. Powe...

Date: 1898 

Description: Archway erected at State and Mifflin Streets to celebrate Admiral George Dewey's victory over the Spanish fleet at Manila Bay during the Spanish-American W...

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Monona Academy

Date: 1877 ca.

Description: In the foreground stands the Monona Academy and in the background the Norwegian Lutheran Seminary, housed in the octagonal former Soldiers' and Orphans' ho...

Date: 1871 ca.

Description: The Hatleberg family playing croquet in front of their stone upright and wing house, two miles east of DeForest near the present day intersection of Muelle...

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: Quite possibly this is the "View of Capt. L.M. Lange's tent and seven Captains" listed in the "Centennial Views of the City of Madison, July 4th, 1876. Vie...

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: 1892 

Description: Topographical map of Madison and surrounding communities which include Lake Mendota, Lake Monona, Lake Waubesa and Lake Kegonsa. The red dots on the map sh...

Date: 1884 ca.

Description: Portrait, head and shoulders of Frederick Jackson Turner, historian, scholar, and writer. As a freshman at the University of Wisconsin.

Photograph

Men with Farm Tools

Date: 1879 ca.

Description: Five men, facing away from the camera, stand in a field holding a rake and a scythe. A boy is in the foreground facing the camera and shading his eyes with...

Date: 1873 ca.

Description: Middleton School House built in at least two stages. Note the uneven stone construction of the first story and the brickwork of the second story.

Date: 1879 ca.

Description: The interior of the Ole Bull Residence at 130 East Gilman Street, featuring good views of Victorian furniture, carpeting, lamps (including a crystal chande...

Date: 1890 

Description: Portion of a plat map of Madison featuring Lake Mendota.

Photograph

Ephraim F. Ogden

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Ephraim F. Ogden. He was born in Morris County, New Jersey, on January 12, 1782. He came to Wisconsin on July 17, 1827.

Photograph

Pinckney Street

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: View overlooking Pinckney Street on the Square with the American Hotel in the background.

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: 1869 ca.

Description: Diploma awarded to fire fighter James Richard Cummings for his service to Madison in 1869. The diploma is illustrated with scenes of fire fighting heroics,...

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