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Date: 1874 before

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

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,...

Book or Pamphlet

Madison's Mayors


Description: Composite of nine portraits of Madison's past Mayors including Spooner, Pinney, Alford, Conklin, Proudfit, Bashford, Dye, Gregory, and Doyon.


Description: A page from the book Nakoma Tomahawk with a portrait and brief story about Nakoma resident Thomas Lloyd Jones. The page includes an image of the Jon...

Date: 1852 

Description: Circular and catalogue advertising Dr. Chandler B. Chapman's "Practical School for Anatomy and Surgery." Madison, 1852.

Book or Pamphlet

Houses of Famous Madisonians

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Composite of photographs of the houses of famous Madisonians including Attwood, Fairchild, Steensland, Fuller, Vilas, La Follette, and Spooner.

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: From the cover of a descriptive brochure in the Historical Society's Library pamphlet collection, this drawing depicts the large hotel grounds on Lake Mono...

Date: 1895 

Description: Cover of a booklet about Hillside Home School for 1895-1896, the school's eighth year. Includes a circular framed photograph of the front of the school.

Date: 1911 

Description: The title page of the "Atlas of Dane County, Wisconsin."

Book or Pamphlet

Jarius Cassius Fairchild

Date: 1862 before

Description: Head and shoulders portrait of Jairus Cassius Fairchild, Madison's first mayor.


Description: Front and back cover of Fuller & Johnson Mfg. Co. Limited 4-page brochure, manufacturers of farm implements. They were headquartered in Madison, WI.

Date: 1941 

Description: Front cover and silver and golden wedding menu suggestion page from the Daughters of Isabella, Our Lady of the Lake Circle No. 369, with a cross and a crow...

Date: 1904 

Description: The floor plan of the first floor of the third Wisconsin Capitol as published in 1904 under the title "Program issued by the Capitol Improvement Commission...

Book or Pamphlet

Farwell Real Estate Ad

Date: 1855 

Description: Advertisment of Leonard J. Farwell from the 1855 Madison City Directory for the real estate property he had for sale. At the time Farwell was the largest...

Date: 1873 

Description: Front and back cover of 8-panel brochure for the Monona Binding Attachment for Wood's Self-Raking Reaper. The back cover features an illustration of the Mo...


Description: The parlors at Hillside Home School, featuring a fireplace, bookshelves, curtained doorways, and rocking chairs.

Date: 1951 

Description: Front and back cover of the dedicatory brochure issued by the First Unitarian Society of Madison, "the church of tomorrow," a Frank Lloyd Wright design. T...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Two panels from a 10-page advertising brochure for Fuller & Johnson Mfg. Co., Ltd., featuring illustrations of the Bonanza Riding Cultivator, and the Bonan...

Date: 1960-04-26 

Description: Group portrait of the officers of the Ladies Municipal Bowling League at their recent luncheon held at Stardust, 2725 Broadway Street. They include, seated...

Book or Pamphlet

Proposed State Street Park


Description: Drawing of proposed park on State Street at the corner of Broom and Gorham Streets.

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