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Date: 1868-12-22 before

Description: Front cover and interior menu pages from the Third Annual Supper of the New England Society, held at Vilas House to commemorate Forefather's Day. On the co...

Date: 1853-12-19 

Description: A Wisconsin State bank check in the amount of $12.00 written to Fredericka Lindenthald from Samuel Marshall.

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: A Capital City Mills advertisement from the 1894-1895 Madison City Directory.

Date: 1865-05-23 

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...

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: 1876-02-07 

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: 1855 

Description: Plan of the Senate Chamber for the second Wisconsin State Capitol (the first in Madison), showing the seating arrangement.

Date: 1854 

Description: Broadside announcing the 1854 opening lecture of the Madison Institute, a private library and civic forum, on December 11, 1854, in the First Baptist Churc...

Date: 1864-02-04 

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...

Date: 1876 ca.

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

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: 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: 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...

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.

Date: 1855 

Description: Plan of the Assembly Hall in the second Wisconsin State Capitol showing the seating arrangement.

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Date: 1889 

Description: Park Hotel from a map in the manuscripts division.

Date: 1890 

Description: Advertisement for Madison Hospital, 413-415 South Baldwin Street. Also known as the Gill & Boyd Hospital, opened in 1889 and existed for just a few years.

Date: 1870 ca.

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

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...

Date: 1855-12-02 

Description: The Capital House bill of fare for Sunday, December 2, 1855. Proprietors were Nelson & Russell.

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