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Date: 1858-11-20 

Description: Panoramic sketch of the first Wisconsin State Fair held in Madison with large tents, fire companies, side-shows, and performances that drew thousands of vi...

Date: 1851 

Description: A watercolor view of Madison by Johann B. Wengler, an Austrian who traveled in America, 1850-1851. Wengler's watercolor is the earliest known realistic rep...

Date: 1865 

Description: Plan and elevation of the post hospital at Camp Randall.

Date: 1889 

Description: Illustration of the Wisconsin State Capitol with an American flag displayed on the dome.

Drawing

Harvey Hospital

Date: 1865 ca.

Description: Harvey Hospital, or the Soldiers' Orphans Home. The main octagon section was the home of Governor Farwell, and the wing of wood was added in 1862 and used...

Date: 1885-08 

Description: Pencil on paper; center image of church surrounded by six miniature drawings including one residence, one mill, one horse and carriage from rear, and three...

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: Originally printed in the Centennial Records of the Women of Wisconsin on page 37. It illustrates the large houses and the surrounding bustling road. The h...

Date: 1889 ca.

Description: U.S Courthouse and U.S. Post Office from a map in the manuscripts division. Copyright Angell and Hastreiter.

Date: 1896 

Description: Front elevation and floor plans submitted by Milwaukee architect, H. Koch & Co., for the Wisconsin Historical Society building design competition. The bui...

Date: 1887 ca.

Description: Illinois Central railway station.

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: View of the Tonyawatha Spring Hotel grounds, located on Lake Monona in Blooming Grove Township, just outside of Madison. The hotel opened in 1879 and on Ju...

Date: 1848 ca.

Description: Sketch of the Madison Women's Seminary on the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and East Johnson. The Madison Female Academy was a 19th century school for girls w...

Date: 1852 

Description: Pencil drawing of Madison landscape as seen from University Hill. The main street in the center is State Street and the building with Greek columns in the...

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Washburn Observatory on the University on Wisconsin-Madison campus, with pedestrians on the surrounding grounds.

Drawing

Camp Randall

Date: 1864-05 

Description: Lithograph of Camp Randall, where the majority of Wisconsin's soldiers were trained and mustered into the Union Army. This view, which was taken from Basc...

Date: 1885-08-26 

Description: Pencil on paper; view from Bascom Hill, with buildings, churches, on the right side of street, Wisconsin State Capitol in background, with trees surroundin...

Date: 1865 

Description: Original plan of Camp Randall, to accompany a report by N.B. Van Slyke, Captain and Assistant Quartermaster.

Drawing

University Hall

Date: 1885-08-30 

Description: Pencil on paper drawing of large building set on hill with row of trees on left, and single tree on right. Central building has four stories below high dom...

Date: 1874 

Description: Seating chart for the Wisconsin Senate as it appeared in the 1874 Legislative Manual, commonly called the Wisconsin Blue Book.

Date: 1881-08-18 

Description: Sketchbook page with inscription across top in brown ink: "To Mr. Stager from his section in remembrance of the pleasant hours spent together. Aug. 18th 1...

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