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Date: 1897 

Description: Outdoor quarter-length portrait of Thomas Turvill sitting in a chair. He is resting his head on his right hand.

Date: 1918 

Description: A panoramic photograph featuring the Student Army Training Corp (S.A.T.C) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison standing at attention on Library Mall. In...


The Peck Cabin

Date: 1837-06 

Description: Lithograph from a painting by Mrs. E.E. Bailey showing the Peck cabin, the first house in Madison. In addition to the cabin, the lithograph includes a cove...


Royal Theater

Date: 1913 ca.

Description: View across street of the exterior of the Royal Theater, 407 Atwood Avenue (address now 2142 Atwood). Designed by Ferdinand Kronenberg (?) Building remode...

Date: 1948 ca.

Description: Exterior of house at 4 West Johnson Street with car parked in front.

Date: 1946 ca.

Description: William F. Vilas house and its surrounding yard, 12 East Gilman Street. The house was later occupied by the American Association of University Women.


Man with Pet Rats

Date: 1934-07-25 

Description: John Harrison, 616 Williamson Street, with part of his brood of doomed white rats. City health department ordered their extermination.


Summer Visitors

Date: 1950-07-03 

Description: Portrait of Mary Frances Dolan Durkin with her son Paul Jr., 5 1/2 months old.


Description: Four generations of the Jackson family, identified as: (seated) Mrs. James A. Jackson (Syndonia Hobbins Jackson), standing left to right, Harriet Jackson M...

Date: 1909 ca.

Description: Aerial view looking south over Camp Randall stadium towards University Heights. In the right-center area of the photograph, the Wayland J. Chase residence,...

Date: 1856 ca.

Description: The Wisconsin State Capitol (the second State Capitol, the first in Madison). Illustration from the American Encyclopedia, Columbus, 1859.

Date:  date unknown

Description: The original collection of fifty books that formed the foundation of the Wisconsin Historical Society Library in 1853. The books are displayed on shelves i...


Memorial Day

Date: 1953-05-30 

Description: Madison observed Memorial Day with a parade and three memorial services. A Memorial Day address by Assemblyman Elmer L. Genxmer was followed by a wreath ce...

Date: 1900 before

Description: Historian Emma Helen Blair, who supervised the Historical Society's maps and manuscripts collection during the 1890s and who aided the editorial projects o...

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: Richard Lloyd Jones's bedroom, 1010 Walker Court (now 1010 Rutledge Court) , view of bed with reading light over it. His large desk, telephone and Underwo...


Newell Dodge House

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: A view looking southeast of the Newell H. and Helen Dodge residence at 1121 West Johnson Street, on the corner of North Charter Street. The house may have...

Date: 1955-09-15 

Description: Carousel Bar in the Hoffman House Restaurant, 514 East Wilson Street, taken from the front.

Date: 1990-06-07 

Description: University of Wisconsin-Madison biological laboratory. Two women are standing in the center of the room at a sink, and men and women sit at tables on the r...

Date: 1951-07 

Description: City champion Roddy Botts posing in his winning soap box derby car, Aeolus, named for the Greek god of the winds.

Date: 1939 ca.

Description: Close-up view of William F. Vilas house, 12 East Gilman Street.

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