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Wisconsin State Capitol from 200 Block of State Street


A view from the 200 block of State Street looking toward the Wisconsin State Capitol. This urban scene includes marquees for the Orpheum Theater and the Capitol Theatre, storefronts, traffic, and pedestrians.


Image ID: 1892

Creation Date: 1939 

Creator Name: Hone, Harold N.

City: Madison

County: Dane

State: Wisconsin

Collection Name: Hone, Harold N., 1892-1970 : Harold Hone photographs, circa 1936-1940

Genre: Photograph

Original Format Type: negative, original

Original Format Number: (W821)65

Original Dimensions: 5 x 4 inches


This image is one of a larger collection of images by Harold N. Hone, taken for the Writer's Program to be used as illustration for Wisconsin: A Guide to the Badger State. The records of this WPA-sponsored project are housed at the Society, together with 679 negatives, most created by Harold N. Hone. By the 1930s, Hone was one of Madison's best portrait photographers. Home's images express a powerful and positive view of Wisconsin with a more personal view - peaceful and expansive - producing in his photo an almost idyllic vision, not only of the rural landscape but also of city streets, industrial plants, and recreational activities.



Architecture, Classical



Central business districts

Cities and towns

City traffic


Human settlements

Land use

Land use, Urban


Outdoor photography




Signs and signboards

Signs and symbols




Wisconsin State Capitol

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