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Date: 1861-11-11 

Description: Panoramic view of Madison from Main Hall, now Bascom Hall, on the University of Wisconsin campus. North Hall, South Hall, and a portion of the grass in fro...

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: View across lawn of the residence of Lucius Fairchild, in Madison. A woman is standing outdoors near the entrance. A fence surrounds the yard of the house,...

Date: 1914-07-20 

Description: A crane places the gilded bronze statue, "Wisconsin," by Daniel Chester French, on top of the Wisconsin State Capitol dome.

Date: 1960-02-02 

Description: The Madison Redevelopment Authority joined in the city's program of locating and permanently marking land survey corners in the Madison area. Here they mar...

Date: 1959-01-17 

Description: View of the front of a fire-damaged commercial building at 3205 East Washington Avenue with two fire fighters, two hoses, and a ladder nearby. The signage...


Panorama of Madison

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Panoramic elevated view to the north from the Capitol Square.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: View of an empty University of Wisconsin-Madison pharmacy laboratory.

Date: 1861 

Description: View of Madison from Main Hall, now Bascom Hall, on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus looking up State Street toward the second Wisconsin State Ca...


Capitol (Third)

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: The third Wisconsin State Capitol (second in Madison), surrounded by trees. When construction on the capitol was completed in 1868, the structure measured...

Glimpses of African-American Life in the Midwest, 1865-1934

Read about three generations of a Midwestern African-American family.


Construction Site

Date:  date unknown

Description: Cement mixer and construction crew at a work site. Smoke pours from the exhaust pipe on top. Bags of material and other equipment can be seen on the left a...

Date: 1908 

Description: A detail of a Sanborn map showing the North Blair Street area.

Date: 1931-01-19 

Description: Winter scene featuring the Camp Randall Memorial Arch on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.

Date: 1877 

Description: The Abiel E. Brooks House, built in 1853, with a family group posed on the lawn and porch. Identified (front row, left to right) are Mrs. Noah (Jane Ann) C...

Date: 1935 

Description: View of the Wisconsin Power & Light Company Building, 122 West Washington Avenue on the corner of Fairchild Street. Helstrom's Pharmacy occupies a large po...

Date: 1855 ca.

Description: This bird's-eye-view map of Madison is looking north across Lake Monona. The map features two women and two men on a lookout. In the background couples are...

Date: 1889 

Description: This map shows a plat of city, city limits, numbered blocks, numbered lots, wards, local streets, roads, railroads, street railways, fire limits, hydrants,...

Date: 1911 

Description: A view of the construction of the fourth Wisconsin State Capitol.


Parade of Homes

Date: 1954 

Description: Aerial view of the west side of Madison showing newly constructed homes and homes under construction featured in the Parade of Homes. The main road through...

Date: 1907 

Description: View of the Wisconsin Building at 102 State Street and Carroll Street, built around 1901. The majority of the building was then occupied by Collyer's Drugs...

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