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Date: 1883 

Description: Tonyawatha Spring Hotel from a descriptive brochure. The hotel opened in 1879 and was destroyed by fire on July 31, 1895.

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Park Hotel

Date: 1889 

Description: Park Hotel from a map in the manuscripts division.

Date: 1887 

Description: View of the third Wisconsin State Capitol from the pages of the Wisconsin Blue Book.

Date: 1855-12-02 

Description: The Capital House bill of fare for Sunday, December 2, 1855. Proprietors were Nelson & Russell.

Date: 1857 

Description: Bird's-eye view of Madison, from rooftop across lake with sail boats and steamers. "Taken from the Water Cure, South Side of Lake Monona."

Date: 1854 

Description: Broadside announcing the 1854 opening lecture of the Madison Institute, a private library and civic forum, on December 11, 1854, in the First Baptist Churc...

Date: 1887-06-28 before

Description: Menu for a senior reception catered by W.H. Burleson, with a wide border of pig or demon half-faces, and in the center a figure in a kimono and sandals wit...

Date: 1855 

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

Date: 1876-02-14 before

Description: Menu for the Centennial Reception of the Wisconsin Legislature in the Agricultural Rooms of the State Capitol, printed in a range of typefaces.

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: A Capital City Mills advertisement from the 1894-1895 Madison City Directory.

Date: 1876-02-07 

Description: Certification from J.O. Barrett that the centennial photograph of Old Abe is truly him. The certification includes a signature from the governor.

Date: 1858 

Description: Commencement program of the University of Wisconsin, July 28, 1858.

Date: 1855 

Description: Plan of the Assembly Hall in the second Wisconsin State Capitol showing the seating arrangement.

Date: 1878-03-09 

Description: Illustration by N.A. Greenback of ice-skaters and iceboats featuring the new Poughkeepsie design of pivoting runners. A key at the bottom of the image iden...

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: The third Wisconsin Capitol (the second in Madison) as it appeared shortly after the construction was completed.

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: 1855 

Description: Bird's-eye view of Madison. "Taken from the Water Cure, South Side of Lake Monona, 1855."

Date: 1899-11-14 before

Description: Front and back covers of the first dinner of the Six O'Clock Club held at the Park Hotel, with a map on the back cover of the southern tip of Africa, with...

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Camp Randall

Date: 1862 

Description: Camp Randall looking southwest. In April 1861, Governor Alexander Randall asked that the State Agricultural Society fairgrounds be converted into a militar...

Date: 1857 

Description: One thousand dollar bond and coupons issued by the Watertown and Madison Railroad Company in 1857. Jairus Fairchild, president, and T.L. Lawrence have sig...

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