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Description: Leaflet from L'Etoile Restaurant with the restaurant logo and a sample menu for spring, with a border illustration of a strawberry plant.

Date: 1889-03-30 

Description: Bird's-eye view from Bascom Hill of Madison, with vignettes of the Wisconsin State Capitol, Lake Monona, and the Capitol Park.


Description: Letterhead of the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents, with a duotone view across Lake Mendota toward Bascom Hall, with other university buildings and...

Date: 1857 

Description: One thousand dollar bond and coupons issued by the Watertown and Madison Railroad Company in 1857. Jairus Fairchild, president, and T.L. Lawrence have sig...

Date: 1931 

Description: Label submitted to the state of Wisconsin for trademark registration. "Badger Club Special, A special process brew, alcoholic content less than 1/2 of 1% b...


Description: Menu sampler interior from L'Etoile Restaurant, with summer, autumn, and winter menus, and accompanying border illustrations of leaves, plants, and fruit.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Letterhead of Madison Mobile Homes, with a three-quarter view of a mobile home parked in a clearing near a wooded area on a shoreline, with the slogan "Liv...

Date: 1901-11-04 before

Description: Front cover of the announcement for the twelfth dinner of the Six O'Clock Club, with circular head and shoulders portraits of Presidents William McKinley J...

Date: 2006-08-08 before

Description: One-page autographed menu for the six-course thirtieth anniversary dinner celebration of L’Etoile, a restaurant focusing on local, seasonal ingredients, wi...

Date: 1986 after

Description: Front cover and imagined bill of fare for "Rupert's Roadkill Cafe: You Kill It ... ... We Grill It!", with a cartoon drawing of a cat standing on long, fla...

Date: 1879 

Description: Bird's-eye view of Wisconsin State University, now the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Vignettes include Ladies Hall, South Dormitory, University Hall, As...

Date: 1929-01-01 before

Description: Front cover and menu page of the New Year's Day menu at the Loraine Hotel, part of the Schroeder Hotels, with a man and a woman dressed in sweaters and win...


Description: Front and back of two-sided delivery menu from Amy's Cafe, with drawings of a sandwich and a salad on the front.

Date: 1937 

Description: Holiday card from Palmer F. Daugs, alternate delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1936, candidate for U.S. Senate in 1954 and candidate for Wi...


Description: Letterpress menu for a German wine tasting dinner at L'Etoile Restaurant with wine importer Terry Theise. Printed in varying shades of burgundy and green i...

Date: 1948-05-29 ca.

Description: The 100th Anniversary of Wisconsin Statehood envelope on the first day it was issued on May 29, 1948. It is addressed to Governor Oscar Rennebohm, State of...


Description: Letterhead of the State Board of Control, with vignettes, printed in blue ink, of various recreational scenes: fishing, playing golf, game bird hunting, an...


Madison View

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: A view of the city of Madison circa 1900 that was used as a letterhead.


Description: Breakfast menu from the Rigadoon Room in the Edgewater Hotel, with a large and a small profile line illustration drawing of a crowing rooster, and the seal...

Date:  ca.

Description: Chromolithograph advertisement for Wisner's Tiger Sulky Hay Rake, featuring a color illustration of a woman riding a hay dump rake pulled by a tiger. They...

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