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Date: 1896-05 

Description: The office of Historical Society Librarian Isaac Bradley in the South Wing of the third Wisconsin State Capitol. Bradley, who joined the Society staff in 1...

Date: 1896-05 

Description: Minnie Oakley and Florence Baker Hayes (reaching for a book), two Historical Society librarians, during the period when the Society was housed in the South...

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: 1897 ca.

Description: Reuben Gold Thwaites, secretary of the State Historical Society, at his desk in the South Wing of the third Wisconsin State Capitol. Thwaites succeeded Lym...

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: 1892-04 

Description: Daniel Steele Durrie, librarian of the Wisconsin Historical Society, seated at his desk in the South Wing of the Wisconsin State Capitol. This photograph...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Horse-drawn fire wagon in front of several brick buildings, including the Capitol Publishing building, near the water tower. The man driving the wagon may...

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Stereograph of view from a first floor hallway into the rotunda of the third Wisconsin State Capitol where a group of men are standing. Published specifica...

Date: 1869-10 ca.

Description: Wisconsin State Capitol dome under construction, showing the workmen and the equipment they used to hoist construction materials into place. After the cons...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: View of Grace Episcopal Church from West Washington Avenue.

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: A two-story gallery of the Historical Society in the Wisconsin State Capitol, with captured Confederate army flags on display. This photograph was taken in...

Photograph

Music Hall

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: A view of the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus including Music Hall and the bottom of Bascom Hill. Langdon Street is in the foreground; a streetcar i...

Date: 1862 ca.

Description: The third Wisconsin State Capitol (the second in Madison), from Governor Farwell's Octagon House, probably early in 1862. Also visible in the downtown are...

Postcard

The Casino

Date: 1880 

Description: Monona Lake Assembly, The Casino. This structure, including the ice house and provision space, designed by Conover and Porter and built for $1700.00 in Jun...

Photograph

Men with Plow

Date: 1873 ca.

Description: Group portrait of men gathered in a farmyard, posed behind a plow. The plow has Argyle, Wisc. from Michalson Implement Company inscribed on the side.

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: Elevated wintertime view of the intersection of South Carroll and West Main Streets, showing the First Baptist Church constructed in 1854, the wooden fence...

Photograph

Assembly Chamber

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Assembly Chambers in the second State Capitol. Note the gas lamps.

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: Two stone cutters (probably Italian) working on decorative details over the east entrance during the construction of the State Historical Society of Wiscon...

Date: 1848 ca.

Description: Sketch of the Madison Women's Seminary on the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and East Johnson. The Madison Female Academy was a 19th century school for girls w...

Photograph

Mapleside Home

Date: 1878 ca.

Description: Mapleside, the home built by Able Dunning in 1853 on what is now University Avenue. It was razed in 1970 to make way for a Burger King restaurant.

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