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Leonard J. Farwell

Date: 1860 

Description: Leonard J. Farwell (1819-1889), Madison businessman-promoter and Wisconsin's only Whig governor (1852-1854). When this salted paper portrait was taken, Fa...

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Louis P. Harvey

Date: 1860 

Description: Portrait of Republican Louis P. Harvey, while he was Wisconsin secretary of state (1860-1861). Harvey became governor in January, 1862, but drowned in the...

Date: 1896-05-12 

Description: The Charles N. Brown residence, 271 Langdon Street. This photograph was taken by Brown at 6:20 a.m. from in front of Reuben Gold Thwaites' residence at 26...

Date: 1878 

Description: The dome of the third Wisconsin State Capitol, which was constructed entirely of iron and glass, as it appeared in 1878. The dome was painted white which s...

Date: 1896-05-12 

Description: Langdon Street looking west toward Science Hall.

Date: 1887 ca.

Description: Illinois Central railway station.

Date: 1881-03-09 ca.

Description: Stereoview of a wintery view of the Second Ward School House. A student stands at the edge of the fence line surrounding the school house.

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William Spaulding

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of William Spaulding. He was born in Bradford County, Pennsylvania on August 30, 1807. Spaulding came to Wisconsin in Novemb...

Date: 1868 before

Description: View up Wisconsin Avenue showing City Hall with the Post Office to the right. Also visible is the Presbyterian Church.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Benjamin Walker Castle, 1862-1893 in the 900 block of East Gorham Street.

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: 1890 ca.

Description: Benjamin Walker Castle, 1862-1893 in the 900 block of East Gorham Street.

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: Cyanotype view of 630 Langdon Street, built in 1890 for E.T. Owne. From 1894 to 1899 it was used as the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority house. It was demolish...

Date: 1889 

Description: The Illinois Central passenger depot.

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Peck Cabin

Date: 1837 ca.

Description: An amateur painting, probably representing the "first house in Madison, Wisconsin". The Peck Cabin, one of the many free variations on an original paintin...

Date: 1884 

Description: A sign for Fauerbach's Brewery depicting a young woman and the brewery. It was Madison's first brewery in 1848 and run by Peter Sprecher until bought by Pe...

Date: 1896-09-24 ca.

Description: 240 Langdon Street, residence of attorney William A.P. Morris. In 1902 Morris built and moved to a house at 635 Howard Place. He financed a brick street...

Date: 1879 

Description: Bird's-eye view of Wisconsin State University, now the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Vignettes include Ladies Hall, South Dormitory, University Hall, As...

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Elevated view of the Robert M. Bashford house on Pinckney and Gilman Streets. A man wearing a hat stands in the landscaped yard near a small child wearing...

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Edward Pier

Date: 1856 

Description: Head and shoulders portrait of Edward Pier. He was born in New Haven, Vermont on March 31, 1807, and came to Wisconsin in September of 1834. Pier was one...

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