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Date: 1855 

Description: Part of George Harrison's "Map of the City of Madison," showing the development of the isthmus and the small size of the second Capitol (54' x 104') in com...

Date: 1856 

Description: Handwritten letter of Lucius Fairchild from the Madison Watercure detailing his experiences there.

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Beaded Baby Bonnet

Date: 1856 

Description: Knitted baby bonnet made with tan cotton yarn and decorated with glass beads.

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Samuel Brown

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Samuel Brown. He was born in Massachusetts on January 8, 1804, and came to Wisconsin in November of 1834. In late 1835, B...

Date: 1857 

Description: Certificate signed by La Fayette Kellogg admitting George E. Bryant to practice law before the Supreme Court of Wisconsin. The certificate bears the seal...

Date: 1855 

Description: Poster advertising homesteads and village lots for sale.

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Sheldon Walling

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Sheldon Walling. He was born on December 15, 1795, in Old Canaan, Litchfield County, Connecticut. He moved to Wisconsin on...

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Neighborhood House

Date: 1856-02-08 

Description: Among those attending a meeting at Neighborhood House, 768 West Washington Avenue, are R.W. Bardwell, left, and Chester Zmudzinski, director of the Madison...

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Josiah A. Noonan

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Josiah A. Noonan. He was born in Amsterdam, Montgomery County, New York. Noonan came to Wisconsin in November of 1836. H...

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John F. Potter

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of John Fox Potter. He was born in Augusta, Maine, on May 11, 1817. Potter came to Wisconsin in 1836 and resided in Potter's...

Photograph

Pruecius Putnam

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Pruecius Putnam. He was born in Andover, Windsor County, Vermont, on September 25, 1813. Putnam came to Wisconsin on Novemb...

Date: 1857 

Description: Inset of an engraved portrait of Governor William Barstow.

Date: 1853-12-19 

Description: A Wisconsin State bank check in the amount of $12.00 written to Fredericka Lindenthald from Samuel Marshall.

Photograph

John T. Kingston

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of John T. Kingston. He was born in St. Clair County, Illinois, on January 31, 1819. Kingston settled in Racine on December...

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John H. Rountree

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Major John H. Rountree. He was born in March of 1805 in Kentucky, near the Mammoth Cave, and came to Wisconsin on May 27, 1...

Photograph

George S. Willis

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of George S. Willis. He was born in Winfield, Herkimer County, New York. Willis came to Wisconsin in January of 1836 and res...

Date: 1857-07-17 

Description: A stock certificate of the Watertown and Madison Railroad Company, one share #85, issued to Darwin Clark for the sum of $50.00. This was signed by the rail...

Date: 1858 

Description: Advertisement for the Madison Water Cure and Electro-Hydrogienic Institute, formerly the Lakeside Water-Cure.

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Seymour Wilcox

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Seymour Wilcox. He was born in Madrid, St. Lawrence county, New York, on November 22, 1805. Wilcox came to Wisconsin in Jul...

Date: 1851 

Description: This map shows plats with lots and block numbers of Madison. The far left corner features "University Ground" and some streets are labeled. Lake Monona is...

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