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Description: Printed announcement of the opening of the Madison Fire Department. At the top, in a circular frame, is a fire fighter driving a horse-drawn fire engine. B...
Date: 1863 ca.
Description: Black & white lithograph by Milwaukee lithographer Louis Kurz depicting the Madison Turners or Turnverein at a shooting party on the Madison lakefront. Th...
Description: Bird's-eye view from Bascom Hill of Madison, with vignettes of the Wisconsin State Capitol, Lake Monona, and the Capitol Park.
Description: Embossed invitation to the fourth masquerade ball of the Madison Fire Engine Company #2. The invitation depicts a fire fighter on a ladder carrying a woman...
Description: View of the third Wisconsin State Capitol from the pages of the Wisconsin Blue Book.
Date: 1876 ca.
Description: Invitation to the annual ball at Turner Hall, sponsored by Madison's Andrew Proudfit Steam Fire Engine Company #2. The company, which was organized in 1870...
Date: 1888-07-04 before
Description: Exterior and interior of a menu from the Park Hotel with a deep blue striped border and perforated accent edging.
Date: 1891 before
Description: Chromolithograph of the third Wisconsin State Capitol with a U.S. flag atop the dome. The colored illustration was produced by the Milwaukee Lithography an...
Description: Camp Randall looking southwest. In April 1861, Governor Alexander Randall asked that the State Agricultural Society fairgrounds be converted into a militar...
Date: 1899-11-14 before
Description: Front and back covers of the first dinner of the Six O'Clock Club held at the Park Hotel, with a map on the back cover of the southern tip of Africa, with...
Date: 1887-06-28 before
Description: Menu for a senior reception catered by W.H. Burleson, with a wide border of pig or demon half-faces, and in the center a figure in a kimono and sandals wit...
Description: Bird's-eye view of Madison, from rooftop across lake with sail boats and steamers. "Taken from the Water Cure, South Side of Lake Monona."
Description: Certification from J.O. Barrett that the centennial photograph of Old Abe is truly him. The certification includes a signature from the governor.
Date: 1884-04-06 before
Description: Front cover and menu of the restaurant at the Park Hotel, with an etching of a building with a steeple amidst many trees set against a circular frame ornam...
Description: Bird's-eye view of Madison, with 12 vignettes.
Date: 1889 ca.
Description: Wisconsin State Hospital for the Insane (Mendota Mental Health Institute)
Date: 1854 ca.
Description: Engraving of the first capitol building built in Madison used as an illustration by the Madison Mutual Insurance Company, a first insurance company, the di...
Description: The card certifies that the Old Abe Centennial Portrait printed by J.O. Barrett is really Old Abe. It includes the governor's signature it states the photo...
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...
Description: Chromolithograph portrait of "Old Abe", eagle mascot of Company C, 8th Wisconsin Regiment (the Eau Claire Eagles). Old Abe is perched on a cannon with his...
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