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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: 1895 ca.

Description: A ladder wagon of the Madison Fire Department races around corner of North Pinckney and East Main streets.

Date: 1857 ca.

Description: Oval-framed view from street of the corner bank building at 111 S. Hamilton Street, with houses on the left and right. The main business is Millers Bank In...

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Wisconsin State Hospital for the Insane (Mendota Mental Health Institute).

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: Mosaic in the north lobby floor of the Wisconsin Historical Society. This is the printer's mark of the Elzivirs printers in Amsterdam, 1620.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Looking south from the capitol dome of the Wisconsin State Capitol, the view is of West Main Street bound by South Hamilton Street and Monona Avenue (now M...

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: View of the Wisconsin Hospital for the Insane and grounds. In 1935 it became the Mendota State Hospital. It was built in 1860 by architect Stephen Vaughn S...

Photograph

Lake Wood Cottage

Date: 1867 ca.

Description: Lake Wood Cottage.

Date: 1890 

Description: View in winter from Lake Mendota of skaters near shoreline of the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Science Hall and the Chemical Laboratory building...

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Group of people posing outside of Soldiers' Orphans Home, located on Spaight Street between Paterson and Brearly Streets. The building was originally const...

Date: 1893-06-30 

Description: Exterior view of front of Hiram Smith Hall, a stone and timber, Queen Anne-style structure. It was the first dairy education building in the western hemisp...

Date: 1857 ca.

Description: Elevated view from the Wisconsin State Capitol up State Street to Bascom Hall. There is a fence around the capitol grounds, and pedestrians are walking on...

Date: 1863 ca.

Description: Image of the Wisconsin State Capitol mounted on a decorative card by the photographer J.F. Bodtker. The text on the back of the card reads: From J.F. Bodt...

Date: 1877 

Description: The Abiel E. Brooks House, built in 1853, with a family group posed on the lawn and porch. Identified (front row, left to right) are Mrs. Noah (Jane Ann) C...

Date: 1896 

Description: Architect's rendering of the exterior of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, now The Wisconsin Historical Society.

Date: 1892 ca.

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

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: A cyanotype print of the Benjamin Walker Castle, 1862-1893 in the 900 block East Gorham Street, and the surrounding estate.

Date: 1861 

Description: View of Madison from Main Hall, now Bascom Hall, on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. South Hall is in the foreground, with several residences an...

Date: 1868 before

Description: Elevated view up Wisconsin Avenue showing City Hall with the Post Office to the right. Also visible is the Presbyterian Church. Lake Mendota is in the dist...

Date: 1898 

Description: Flags and posters are displayed over King Street for the fifty year celebration. One banner reads: "1848 Wisconsin 1898." Pedestrians are on the streets an...

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