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Date: 1873 

Description: This map shows lots and blocks, additions and subdivisions, and large-scale landownership. The map is oriented with north to the upper right. The map is fr...

Date: 1880 

Description: This map is pen-and-ink on paper. The map shows buildings, trees, and water and gas pipes, relief is shown by contours. The back of teh map reads: "Univers...

Photograph

Williamson Street

Date: 1874 ca.

Description: View looking southwest down the 600 block of Williamson Street to the East Madison Passenger Depot of the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad. There are frame...

Photograph

Turvill Shop

Date: 1898 

Description: View up dirt road towards a young man standing near the Turvill shop. The tree-lined road leads up a slope towards another building under trees.

Date: 1869-01-23 ca.

Description: Second Ward School with a teacher and students in the schoolyard.

Date: 1876-07-04 ca.

Description: Two men stand by a wagon on which is written "A.L. Dahl Landscape Photographer." The photographer stands on the left side of the view. The flag on the side...

Photograph

Archibald Campbell

Date: 1878 

Description: Head and shoulders portrait of Archibald Campbell, which is part of a composite photograph of the 1878 Wisconsin Senate and State Officers.

Date: 1898 

Description: Cluttered work space of the librarian responsible for the Historical Society's newspaper collection during the period when the Society occupied rooms in th...

Date: 1883-11 

Description: View of the third Wisconsin State Capitol showing the ruins of the South Wing addition after it collapsed during construction.

Manuscript

Election Results

Date: 1852 

Description: Canvass of the results for various village offices, April 6, 1852.

Photograph

Bascom Hill

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: A wintery view of Bascom Hill and surrounding neighborhoods.

Date: 1862 ca.

Description: Sally Blair Fairchild, the wife of Jairus Fairchild, the first mayor of Madison, and the mother of Lucius, Cassius, Charles Fairchild, and Sarah Fairchild...

Date: 1878 

Description: Composite photograph of the Wisconsin Senate and State Officers of 1878. At the bottom of the image is a photograph of the Wisconsin State Capitol.

Drawing

View of Madison

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: A drawing depicts the city of Madison.

Date: 1889 ca.

Description: View of the S.L Sheldon Company Warehouse and Office. Outside of the building, there is a bustling street filled with pedestrians and horse-drawn vehicles....

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Two men pose on a boat docked at the Askew Steamboat Landing on Lake Monona off South Carroll Street. The old Governor Harvey residence is in the backgroun...

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: The Historical Society's early library and painting collections on display in the third Wisconsin State Capitol. This photograph was taken about 1880 befor...

Photograph

Young Old Abe

Date: 1861 ca.

Description: Carte-de-visite of Old Abe, the Wisconsin war eagle on a perch. The adolescent bird still has partially brown head feathers. The card appears to have a s...

Date: 1857 

Description: Draft newspaper editorial, "Our Railroad Prospects", written by former governor Leonard J. Farwell.

Date: 1855 

Description: Map of Madison and surrounding communities, referred to as the four lakes country. Text bordering the map includes an excerpt of a letter written by Horace...

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