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Poster

Fire Company

Date: 1857 ca.

Description: A lithographic portrait by Louis Kurz (1833-1921) of Madison Fire Engine Company #2 posed with a hand pumper and hose cart in front of the design of the ne...

Date: 1851 

Description: A watercolor view of Madison by Johann B. Wengler, an Austrian who traveled in America, 1850-1851. Wengler's watercolor is the earliest known realistic rep...

Date: 1858 ca.

Description: Tintype portrait of Lyman Draper (1815-1891), an American historical collector and librarian.

Date: 1857-07-17 

Description: A stock certificate of the Watertown and Madison Railroad Company, one share #85, issued to Darwin Clark for the sum of $50.00. This was signed by the rail...

Date: 1856-01 

Description: This map shows lots, lots appropriated for churches and schools, streets, parks, court house, and land to be appropriated for railroad depots. An inset map...

Date: 1853 

Description: Shows railroads, planned and in place.

Date: 1850 

Description: View of Michipicoton, Ontario on Lake Superior showing a village with log structures and tents. Fishing nets are depicted drying on poles.

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: An illustration of the Old North Pier landing on Huron Street, drawn from memory.

Date: 1857 

Description: This hand colored map shows southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois and indicates county boundaries, larger cities, and some drainage. The line was charte...

Photograph

William P. Ruggles

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of William P. Ruggles. He was born in Barre, Massachusetts, in February of 1807. Ruggles came to Wisconsin on July 3, 1836,...

Date: 1858 

Description: Drawing of the exterior of the Shopiere Flouring Mill. Several men, some in a horse-drawn wagon are in front of the building.

Date: 1854 ca.

Description: Bird's-eye view of Milwaukee looking east toward Lake Michigan from a bluff, long since graded into a slope, at about 6th Street between Wisconsin Avenue a...

Date: 1858-10-31 

Description: Letter written both horizontally and vertically, from Catherine Steel of Genesee, Wisconsin to her sister-in-law Lilias.

Photograph

Pinckney Street

Date: 1859 

Description: Madison's Pinckney Street, with the Capitol Park in the foreground and Farwell's octagon house and Lake Monona in the distance. This view has been various...

Date: 1850 

Description: An engraving depicting a formally dressed family gathered around a Christmas tree, which is lit with candles.

Date: 1853 

Description: Page 586 of Reverend Frederic Baraga's "Dictionary of the Otchipwe Language".

Date: 1858 

Description: This map shows lot and block numbers, landownership, buildings, railroads, roads, wards, points of interest, parks, and cemeteries. Also included are illu...

Date: 1852 

Description: Map shows Wisconsin counties by color and includes rivers, lakes and some cities. This information is also given for eastern Minnesota and northern Illinoi...

Manuscript

Election Results

Date: 1852 

Description: Canvass of the results for various village offices, April 6, 1852.

Photograph

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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