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Date: 1894 ca.

Description: A young girl poses on a rustic wooden bridge in the woods.

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Old Mill Site

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: A tall smokestack stands beside the Yahara River where it flows out of Lake Mendota. Remnants of the foundation and supports of Farwell's Madison Mills are...

Date: 1897-07-14 

Description: James Whalen, boss canvasman with the Ringling Brothers circus, at work in a van.

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Samuel F. Clise

Date: 1860 

Description: A portrait of Samuel Clise from a composite photograph of the Wisconsin State Assembly of 1860.

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Fudge Party

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: College students at the University of Wisconsin having a fudge-making party around a small gas burner.

Date: 1897-09-24 

Description: Three-quarter view of the Thwaites cottage on Lakeside. On the left a young woman is sitting in a hammock on the porch behind a fence. In the yard in the f...

Date: 1898-12-05 

Description: Wedding party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A.E. Proudfit on their fifteenth anniversary.

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...

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Law Building

Date: 1896 

Description: Two young children are standing on a snow-covered Bascom Hill, with the Law Building in the background on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.

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Stephen D. Butts

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Stephen D. Butts. He was born in Pennsylvania on August 14, 1815. Butts came to Wisconsin on July 8, 1836, and was one of...

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Mapleside Home

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: Mapleside, the home built by Able Dunning in 1853 on what is now University Avenue. It was razed in 1970 to make way for a Burger King restaurant.

Date: 1899-12-05 

Description: Group portrait of family and guests at A.E. Proudfit's silver wedding anniversary party, which took place at the Morris residence.

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John T. Kingston

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of John T. Kingston. He was born in St. Clair County, Illinois, on January 31, 1819. Kingston settled in Racine on December...

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Dennis Murphy

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Dennis Murphy. He was born in the County of Wexford, Ireland, and came to Wisconsin on May 27, 1827.

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Cadets on Campus

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Elevated view across Bascom Hill on the campus of the University of Wisconsin. Student cadets in training march past South Hall down Bascom Hill.

Date: 1886 

Description: Women and children, who are members of the Monona Lake Assembly, relax beneath the trees at the Monona Lake Assembly grounds. There are tents and small bui...

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Wedding Party

Date: 1898-12-05 

Description: The fifteenth anniversary party of Mr. and Mrs. A.E. Proudfit, Madison, Wisconsin. All guests wore their own wedding clothes. Seated on floor, left to...

Date: 1888 ca.

Description: First and second grade children with their teacher, Miss Drinker, who was temporarily taking charge of Miss Ella Larkin's school. Taken in the front entran...

Date: 1887-10-09 

Description: Posed group portrait outdoors of members of the Rex Magnus Club and representatives of the “Press of the United States” whom they are entertaining.

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...

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