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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:  ca.

Description: Advertising card for a double tank combination chemical and hose car on an International Harvester commercial truck chassis featuring color illustration. T...


Description: Letterhead of W.G. Walker & Company of Madison, Wisconsin, manufacturers of Prouty Power Book, News, and Job presses and dealers in printing supplies and s...


Description: Letterhead of the American Exchange Bank, established in 1871 and originally named the German Bank and later, the German-American Bank, located on the Capi...

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.


Description: Label submitted to the State of Wisconsin for trademark registration. "Garver's Poultry Mashes." Yellow, blue and red label with the drawing of a chicken.

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: 1873 

Description: An advertisement for John N. Jones, Dealer in Hardware, which appeared in the 1873 Madison City Directory.

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: 1891-11-05 before

Description: Front cover and menu page of the third annual banquet of the Alpha Iota of Chi Psi fraternity at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. On the cover is a por...

Date: 1884 

Description: A sign for Fauerbach's Brewery depicting a young woman and the brewery. It was Madison's first brewery in 1848 and run by Peter Sprecher until bought by Pe...

Date: 1900-12-17 before

Description: Front cover and interior of the menu for a Six O'Clock Club dinner on the topic of municipal ownership of Madison utilities. On the cover are two embossed...

Date: 1901-01-21 before

Description: Back and front covers of the ninth dinner of the Six O'Clock Club, an organization that met several times a season to hear speakers on various civic issues...

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:  date unknown

Description: A reproduction of a painted portrait of Richard T. Ely, Professor of Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Description: Letterhead of O.E. Fitch & Company, "Hatters and Gents' Furnishers", of Madison, Wisconsin, with a man's long-sleeved shirt with a banded collar, front pla...


Description: Front cover and menu pages from Botticelli's Restaurant, with an image of the Three Graces based on a detail from the Sandro Botticelli painting, Primav...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Front cover and interior of menu for the Ovens of Brittany bakery and restaurant on Monroe Street. Features illustrations of a jar of utensils, bread, chee...

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: 1925 ca.

Description: Front cover and menu page for the second annual stamp show and banquet for the University Stamp Club. Includes a 1/2 cent stamp picturing Nathan Hale cance...

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