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Photograph

Young Girl Reading

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: A young girl, Dorothy Hubbard, sits on a hardwood floor surrounded by pillows and reads a book. Next to the girl a large house plant grows in a pot, and a...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: A view of the rear entrance to the Benjamin Walker castle (ca. 1862-1893) and its surrounding backyard, 900 block East Gorham Street.

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: A hose wagon of the Madison fire department races around the corner of North Pinckney and East Main streets. A dog is chasing the wagon.

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: An interior view of the Wisconsin State Treasurer, Sewell A. Peterson, home on South Fairchild Street. The photograph is taken looking through the parlor a...

Photograph

The State Bank

Date: 1852 

Description: External view of the State Bank, the first bank in Madison. A group of men are posed along the sidewalk in front.

Book or Pamphlet

Farwell's Madison Mills

Date: 1851 

Description: Engraving of the five-story tall mill erected at the outlet of the Yahara Creek by Leonard J. Farwell. This engraving appears in Statistics of Dane County,...

Photograph

Christmas Gathering

Date: 1894 ca.

Description: Christmas gathering at the home of George L. Storer. Top row, left to right: Fannie and George Storer, Mary Johnson Storer, John Storer, Myra Storer ho...

Photograph

Nurse and Newborn

Date: 1897 ca.

Description: A nurse sits with Mrs. D.W. Osborn's week-old newborn.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Benjamin Walker Castle in the 900 block of East Gorham Street on the shore of Lake Mendota, built by Englishman Benjamin Walker in 1862-1863.

Photograph

Reaping Scene

Date: 1879 ca.

Description: Three men take a break during harvesting. Their horse-drawn reaper raked the grain into rows as it cut. In the background are various farmstead buildings,...

Newspaper Article/Clipping

Wisconsin Argus Advertisement

Date: 1851 

Description: Advertisment for the "Wisconsin Argus" newspaper published in Madison, Wisconsin by S.D. Carpenter and H.A. Tenney.

Photograph

Winter Walk

Date: 1898 

Description: Alice and Eleanor Brown with their nurse in front of 121 East Gilman Street. The three houses in the photo are 125 East Gilman, 133 East Gilman and 139 Ea...

Photograph

Frederick W. Horn

Date: 1860 

Description: Waist-up oval portrait of Frederick W. Horn (1815-1893). A Democrat, he was a Representative in the Wisconsin Assembly from Cedarburg. He was a lawyer and...

Photograph

Old Abe on a Cannon

Date: 1879 

Description: Stereograph portrait of Old Abe, the mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Civil War Volunteer Infantry at the capital building. Rear view of Old Abe perched on a sh...

Date: 1860 

Description: Waist-up oval portrait of Charles Hammarquist, Representative in the Wisconsin Assembly from Fort Atkinson.

Date: 1887-10-08 

Description: Elevated view of parade celebrating President Grover Cleveland's visit, coming up King Street to the Wisconsin State Capitol from the East Madison Depot. T...

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: 1885-08 

Description: Pencil on paper; center image of church surrounded by six miniature drawings including one residence, one mill, one horse and carriage from rear, and three...

Date: 1899-11-14 before

Description: Interior of the menu for the first dinner of the Six O'Clock Club, with the menu ("The Material Spread") and the program ("The Feast of Reason") in teal bo...

Date: 1872 ca.

Description: Small sidewheel steam launches on Lake Monona.

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