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Date: 1886-05-14 

Description: Printed announcement of the opening of the Madison Fire Department. At the top, in a circular frame, is a fire fighter driving a horse-drawn fire engine. B...

Date: 1878 

Description: The dome of the third Wisconsin State Capitol, which was constructed entirely of iron and glass, as it appeared in 1878. The dome was painted white which s...

Date: 1886 

Description: Stereograph of the interior of the First Unitarian Church, which stood on Wisconsin Avenue near the Post Office.

Print

Camp Randall

Date: 1861 

Description: Christmas and New Years greeting card from Hosea W. Rood, presumably sent to his comrades of the 12th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, Company E, who had been...

Date: 1848 ca.

Description: Sketch of the Madison Women's Seminary on the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and East Johnson. The Madison Female Academy was a 19th century school for girls w...

Photograph

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: 1887-05-14 

Description: The family home of William Henry Rogers on the shore of Lake Mendota.

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: Interior view of the Congregational Church on West Washington Avenue in Madison.

Date: 1896 

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

Date: 1863 ca.

Description: View of the shoreline on the Walker Castle grounds. Two men are boating while a young boy fishes from the shore.

Date: 1897 ca.

Description: View of the University of Wisconsin-Madison grounds looking from the water of Lake Mendota. A line of trees grows along the shoreline.

Photograph

Old Abe on a Cannon

Date: 1879 

Description: Stereograph portrait of Old Abe, the mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Civil War Volunteer Infantry at the capital building. Rear view of Old Abe perched on a sh...

Date: 1878 

Description: Painters working on the cornice of one of the four octagonal towers of the Wisconsin State Capitol. Also visible is the Italianate ornamentation of the iro...

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: The City of Madison, Federal Post Office, at the corner of Wisconsin and Mifflin Streets. The cornerstone was laid on May 27, 1869. The building was demoli...

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: Third Wisconsin State Capitol (the second in Madison), showing the East Washington Avenue gateway and iron fence. In reality the statues, which were meant...

Date: 1855 

Description: Plan of the Senate Chamber for the second Wisconsin State Capitol (the first in Madison), showing the seating arrangement.

Date: 1897 ca.

Description: Reuben Gold Thwaites, secretary of the State Historical Society, at his desk in the South Wing of the third Wisconsin State Capitol. Thwaites succeeded Lym...

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Stereo view looking south from the post office at the corner of Mifflin Street and Wisconsin Avenue across one corner of the Capitol Square toward Grace Ep...

Date: 1896-09-24 ca.

Description: 240 Langdon Street, residence of attorney William A.P. Morris. In 1902 Morris built and moved to a house at 635 Howard Place. He financed a brick street...

Photograph

Doty House

Date: 1898 

Description: The Doty House on Doty Street (formerly Clymer Street), the first "Executive Mansion" in Madison, occupied in 1841-1844 by Territorial Governor James Duane...

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