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I Always Win

Date: 1860 after

Description: An elephant wearing boots is carrying a banner that reads, "I ALWAYS WIN." The banner has a face on the left end and is holding up the elephant's tail with...

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...

Photograph

Kingsley House

Date: 1872 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Kingsley house with family in front. It has tall and narrow double-hung windows that are grouped in twos and etched. Carpenter's lace...

Photograph

Capitol Fence

Date: 1868 ca.

Description: Winter scene with the snow-covered pathway and trees around the Capitol Park. A wooden fence ran along the inside of the path and a hitching rail for hors...

Date: 1896 

Description: Group portrait of the Brodhead Mandolin Club. The men are wearing suits and neckties, and all the women wear long white dresses. There are mandolins, as we...

Date: 1878 ca.

Description: Lake shore with men and railroad tracks on Devil's Lake.

Date: 1886 

Description: Stereograph view of Archie Young, pilot and logging camp foreman for the Arpin Lumber company holding the rudder. A second man, Zack Dugas, a cousin is in...

Date: 1860 after

Description: General Scott holds Jefferson Davis off the ground by the throat, Davis' hat and sword falling to the ground. Text above reads, "Jeff in a tight place, he...

Date: 1860 after

Description: African American man, left, map depicting Maryland, Virginia, Delaware and the border of Pennsylvania, right. Key of "DIRECTIONS" in upper right corner. At...

Date: 1878 ca.

Description: The Reverend Peter Andreas Rasmussen (1829-1898) is shaking the hand of a woman, possibly his wife Ragnhild Holland Rasmussen. Someone has apparently just...

Date: 1898 

Description: View across thick covering of foliage towards the Turvill family home and garden. The Turvill home is in the background surrounded by trees.

Photograph

Rosa S. Strong

Date: 1877 

Description: Carte-de-visite quarter-length portrait of Rosa S. Strong, 53-years-old.

Date: 1878 ca.

Description: Three men and two women sit around a table in a yard. Behind them is a picket fence and a wood frame house. One woman holds a fan, another a book, while th...

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: View of multiple buildings in Cross Plains from Lutheran Church Hill. Many roads and fences cross the fields. Wooded hills are in the background. In the lo...

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: This is identified as the Jacob Larsen farm, but pictured are Ole Ashburn and his second wife seated in the yard with a table between them. The frame house...

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of a Ho-Chunk infant boy posing sitting in a chair draped with a cloth. He is being supported from behind by...

Date: 1887-10-14 before

Description: One-page menu for the visit of President Grover Cleveland to Memphis, with a man in a powdered wig wearing a waistcoat with wide, decorated cuffs, ruffled...

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: A field is in the foreground and further back is a log building, barn and house with people in the front yard. Mr. Harold Haroldsen Stugaard died in 1875...

Date: 1864 

Description: View down capitol building steps, where cannons sit on a landing, and statues decorate two lampposts. The city spreads out far below. Plate 03

Date: 1894 

Description: Cyanotype print of a man standing and holding a bicycle in a wooded landscape. Probably a self-portrait of William H. Dudley of Madison.

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