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Photograph

Inside Fort Howard

Date: 1853 after

Description: Stereograph of the interior of Fort Howard after its decommissioning in 1853.

Photograph

Wade House

Date: 1858 

Description: Ambrotype of the Wade House, a carriage inn located in Greenbush, also showing a section of the original plank road in the foreground.

Date: 1858 ca.

Description: Elevated view of the sidewheel packet, "Keokuk," at the Winona, Minnesota levee between 1858 and 1866. A barge and railway cars are in the foreground.

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...

Photograph

Oshkosh Harbor

Date: 1855 ca.

Description: Quarter plate daguerreotype of the Oshkosh harbor, showing the bridge over the Fox River and several moored sailing vessels.

Photograph

Yahara River Mill

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: A grist mill on the Yahara River at the outlet of Lake Mendota. The mill, called Farwell's Madison Mills was built in 1850 by Governor Farwell. The origina...

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: 1855 ca.

Description: Early view of the house built by Madison's first mayor, Jairus C. Fairchild, at 302 South Wisconsin Avenue (renamed Monona Avenue in 1877) at West Wilson S...

Photograph

Men with Oxen

Date: 1855 ca.

Description: Sod-breaking plow with five yoke of oxen.

Date: 1853 ca.

Description: Possibly the Atwood/Buck-Neckerman House at 210-214 (208-212?) Monona Avenue, early view. Built by David Atwood and his partner Royal Buck as a double hous...

Date: 1854 after

Description: A plaque declares the birthplace of the Republican Party.

Photograph

Baptist Church

Date: 1856 ca.

Description: Exterior view of a Baptist church.

Date: 1855 ca.

Description: Quarter plate daguerreotype of Elias Dean, an early Madison businessman, riding in a sleigh drawn by two horses with his wife Sarah Fairchild Dean and youn...

Photograph

Wonewoc

Date: 1858 

Description: An ambrotype of Wonewoc.

Date: 1851 after

Description: A view of the chapel. Made of brick, the arched windows and flying buttresses lend the building a Gothic Revival look. All windows that are visible are sta...

Photograph

Fort Howard

Date: 1851 

Description: A rare photograph of U.S. Army soldiers stationed at Fort Howard canoeing on the Fox River. Fort Howard, built in 1816, was the first in the chain of forts...

Photograph

National Hotel

Date: 1852 

Description: View of people riding in a horse-drawn sleigh in front of the National Hotel in a snowstorm. The National Hotel was owned by Major E.B. Dean. It was origin...

Date: 1856 

Description: Half plate ambrotype of an elevated view of Portage City, Wisconsin. The view encompasses a wooden Gothic Revival church and steeple on the right, with a d...

Date: 1859 

Description: South Pinckney Street as photographed by Fuller from the Wisconsin State Capitol roof. In the center are several wooden structures dating from Madison's e...

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...

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