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Date: 1853 ca.

Description: Illustration of the Capital house, a first-class hotel, copied from page 320 of Gleason's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion.

Date: 1854 

Description: View up Bascom Hill on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.

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.

Date: 1855 

Description: Plan of the Assembly Hall in the second Wisconsin State Capitol showing the seating arrangement.

Photograph

Perry H. Smith

Date: 1858 ca.

Description: Oval quarter-length portrait of Perry H. Smith.

Photograph

Moses M. Strong

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Moses M. Strong. He was born in Vermon on May 20, 1810, and came to Mineral Point, Wisconsin, in June of 1836. Strong was...

Date: 1856 

Description: May-June 1856 page from the Historical Society accession register, in which Corresponding Secretary Lyman Draper listed the books received that month.

Photograph

David Atwood House

Date: 1853 ca.

Description: The David Atwood House at 204 South Wisconsin Avenue.

Photograph

Jonathan Wheelock

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Jonathan Wheelock. He was born in Barnard, Windsor County, Vermont, on July 11, 1790. Wheelock arrived in Green Bay on June...

Photograph

Walter B. Gage

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Walter B. Gage. He was born on September 24, 1815, in Otsego County, New York. Gage came to Michigan in 1824, and to Wisc...

Manuscript

Election Results

Date: 1852 

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

Photograph

Augustus A. Bird

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Augustus A. Bird. He was born in Reading, Windsor County, Vermont and emigrated to Wisconsin in 1836. He and his family w...

Photograph

Henry Merrell

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Henry Merrell. He was born in Utica, New York, and came to Wisconsin in May of 1834. Merrell settled at Fort Winnebago.

Photograph

Neely Gray

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Neely Gray. He was born in Brook County, Virginia, on February 25, 1810, and came to Wisconsin on April 4, 1835.

Date: 1854 

Description: Broadside announcing the 1854 opening lecture of the Madison Institute, a private library and civic forum, on December 11, 1854, in the First Baptist Churc...

Photograph

Actress as Indian

Date: 1857 

Description: A woman dressed in Indian headwrap with feather, wrapped in a blanket, for a performance of "Black Hawk, or Lily of the Prairie," written by Mary Elizabeth...

Photograph

Nelson R. Norton

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Nelson R. Norton. He was born in Hampton, Washington County, New York, on November 8, 1809. Norton came to Chicago on Novem...

Photograph

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...

Date: 1857 

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

Photograph

Leonard W. Weeks

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Leonard W. Weeks. He was born in Caledonia County, Vermont, on November 18, 1805, and moved to Wisconsin in the spring of 1...

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