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Fire Company Wagon

Date: 1868 ca.

Description: The first ladder wagon of Capitol Hook and Ladder Company #1 posed at the corner of Pinckney and Main streets to show off the length of the wagon and the 4...

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: Intersection of King and East Main streets photographed by John S. Fuller from the Wisconsin State Capitol roof, about 1860-1863. In the foreground two st...

Date: 1888 ca.

Description: View of shoreline along Picnic Point on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus showing the home of Professor William Daniels, head of the Chemistry Dep...

Date: 1855 ca.

Description: Early view of the house built by Madison's first mayor, Jairus C. Fairchild, at 302 South Wisconsin Avenue (renamed Monona Avenue in 1877) at West Wilson S...

Photograph

Picnic Point

Date: 1899-07 

Description: Elevated view from hill of Picnic Point, located on the south shore of Lake Mendota.

Photograph

Pierce House

Date: 1895-01 

Description: View from street of the residence at 424 North Pinckney Street.

Photograph

Science Hall

Date: 1882 ca.

Description: View of Science Hall on the University of Wisconsin Madison campus from the southwest.

Date: 1897 ca.

Description: Three men, identified from left to right as Mr. Schildhauer, Mr. Parker, and Mr. Potter, at the Internal Revenue Office. The men are gathered around a larg...

Date: 1880 after

Description: The ornate interior of the Lucius Fairchild house at 302 South Wisconsin Avenue (renamed Monona Avenue in 1877). Built by Lucius' father Jairus Fairchild i...

Date: 1871-10-08 

Description: A portion of a page from the Madison Daily Democrat which gives an account of the Peshtigo fire.

Photograph

J. Gillet Knapp

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of J. Gillet Knapp. He was born in New Lebanon, New York, on September 22, 1805. He came to Green Bay, Wisconsin, on November...

Photograph

Leonard W. Weeks

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Leonard W. Weeks. He was born in Caledonia County, Vermont, on November 18, 1805, and moved to Wisconsin in the spring of 1...

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,...

Date: 1885-08-24 

Description: Pencil on paper; promontory shoreline with houses, trees, and church in background sweeping to right, with long pier jutting into lake. Two boats tied to...

Drawing

Oak Trees

Date: 1852-09 

Description: Pencil drawing of oak trees on in the oak savanna setting. The illustrated trees have dead branches but still sprout some live leaves.

Date: 1877 

Description: Head and shoulders portrait of Benjamin Butts, which was part of a composite portrait of Officers, Clerks and Employees of the Wisconsin Assembly. He worke...

Photograph

Angle Worm Station

Date: 1873 ca.

Description: View from the foot of Carroll Street with the Angle Worm Station at Barnes boat landing on Lake Monona. Shows the Scutt II taken from the first successful...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Benjamin Walker Castle in the 900 block of East Gorham Street on the shore of Lake Mendota, built by Englishman Benjamin Walker in 1862-1863.

Date: 1899 

Description: Three stone cutters (probably Italian) working on decorative details over the east entrance of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin (Wisconsin Histori...

Photograph

Moses Whiteside

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Moses Whiteside. He was born in Madison County, Illinois, on September 14, 1804, and came to Lafayette County, Wisconsin,...

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