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Date: 1873 ca.

Description: Mrs. Robert B. (Alice Russell Hobbins) Porter posing for a waist-up formal portrait. She is wearing a light-colored lace dress with a lace headpiece. She i...

Date: 1890 after

Description: Quarter-length vignetted formal portrait of Thomas Aquinas O'Dea, wearing a suit, vest and necktie. He was born September 11th, 1869 and died March 9th, 19...

Date: 1891-11-05 before

Description: Front cover and menu page of the third annual banquet of the Alpha Iota of Chi Psi fraternity at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. On the cover is a por...

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: John Parman's “Blacksmith, Wagon & Carriage” shop, with workmen and others posed with vehicles in front.


Hotel Ogden

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the front of the Hotel Ogden located at 149 East Wilson Street. Three men wearing suits are relaxing on the porch, with two men sitting on...

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: 1898 

Description: Group portrait of Emma Gillett and her children. Top row: Rufus and Sherwin. Bottom row: Helen, Fred, Emma and Ruth.

Date: 1868-12-22 before

Description: Front cover and interior menu pages from the Third Annual Supper of the New England Society, held at Vilas House to commemorate Forefather's Day. On the co...

Date: 1899-12-18 before

Description: Front cover, menu, and program pages of the second dinner of the Six O'Clock Club, with a studio portrait of three men, one seated and two standing. The ma...


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: 1887-10-09 

Description: Posed group portrait outdoors of members of the Rex Magnus Club and representatives of the “Press of the United States” whom they are entertaining.

Date: 1889 

Description: Group potrait posed in a horse-drawn carriage outside the David Atwood House, at 204 Monona Avenue. Caption on back of photograph reads: "Group of ladies i...

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: View across lawn of the residence of Lucius Fairchild, in Madison. A woman is standing outdoors near the entrance. A fence surrounds the yard of the house,...

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Posed group studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of Mrs. Cuneen and her five daughters. From left to right: Mamie, Nora, Katie, Annie, and Daisy....

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Portrait of Sherwin Gillett (b. 1879) when he was a baby.

Date: 1884 ca.

Description: Sunrise over Lake Monona and the Madison, Wisconsin isthmus, showing the Wisconsin State Capitol building in the distance.

Date: 1890 

Description: Vignetted head and shoulders studio portrait of Harriet Bell Merrill.

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: Two views of the interior of the LaFollette, Harper, Roe & Zimmerman law office. Mr. Zimmerman is sitting in his inner office; the lady in the foreground i...

Date: 1854 

Description: Sixth plate daguerreotype of Rosellah Smith (Donnel) Bowman. Mrs, Bowman was married to Samuel Hunter Donnel, architect, from 1854 to 1860. Samuel and Rose...


James Duane Doty

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of James Duane Doty, who was a Wisconsin judge, territorial governor, congressman, and land speculator.

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