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Description: Letterhead of the Madison Business Association, with the association seal featuring "Forward," the statue on top of the State Capitol dome.

Date:  date unknown

Description: A reproduction of a painted portrait of Richard T. Ely, Professor of Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Beer Is Back

Date: 1933 

Description: Card advertising the return of beer for sale at the end of Prohibition. The card offered free delivery of Blatz Old Heidelberg brew to all parts of Madison...

Date:  ca.

Description: An artist's rendition of the Wisconsin State Historical Society as seen from Bascom Hill.


Description: Ethelwyn Farm (The Teachers' Country Club), on Lake Monona.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Eleven portraits of young costumed students appear in an advertisement reading "Leo Kehl Dancers To Appear In Recital."

Date: 1961 

Description: A door hanger encouraging voters to vote down the plan to discontinue plans for creation of the Monona Terrace.


Bascom Hall

Date: 1908 

Description: Illustration of Bascom Hall on University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Formerly called "University" or "Main" hall, the building in 1920 was renamed for J...

Date: 1859 ca.

Description: An illustration of the Capital House, from the 1858-1859 Madison City Directory. The first-class hotel opened in 1853, was later bought by L.B. Vilas and c...

Date: 1922 

Description: Forged labels imitating United States Government Revenue stamps seized by Prohibition Officers. The labels were used by bootleggers to make customers belie...


Description: Foldout menu from Fireside Pancake House, with a woman in a cap, long dress, and apron, stirring batter in a bowl, standing by a hearth with a pot suspende...

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: Wisconsin State Hospital for the Insane (Mendota Mental Health Institute).

Date: ????-07-26 

Description: One-page dinner menu from L'Etoile Restaurant, with menu selections in calligraphy and the restaurant's starburst logo at the top and bottom opposing corne...


Description: Letterhead of E.L. Burrell, mill and factory sale agent in Madison, Wisconsin, with a center halftone image of Wisconsin Dells with a drawn-in group of men...

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: The third Wisconsin Capitol (the second in Madison) as it appeared shortly after the construction was completed.

Date: 1871 ca.

Description: Hall, built in 1870, on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Below the image is the caption "Female College of Wisconsin."

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Quarter-length engraving of Henry Baker in profile. Baker was police chief of Madison from 1897-1907.


Description: Ben Bergor letterhead, promoting Bergor as a theatrical agent and entertainment consultant, with a cartoon of a bird wearing a top hat and a bow tie, and c...

Date: 1973 ca.

Description: Illustration of the Van Slyke house at 510 North Carroll Street built by Napoleon Bonaparte Van Slyke in 1863.

Date: 1975-04 

Description: Poster announcing "Festival Choir," a concert of music from America, conducted by David Crosby, at several venues in Madison and Monona, Wisconsin. Feature...

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