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Wisconsin State Capitol (Third)

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DESCRIPTION

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

RECORD DETAILS

Image ID: 23403

Creation Date: 1870 ca.

Creator Name: Milwaukee Lithographing & Engraving Co.

City: Madison

County: Dane

State: Wisconsin

Collection Name: 

Genre: Print

Original Format Type: photographic print, color

Original Format Number: 1872 Blue Book

Original Dimensions: xxxx

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This colored lithograph appeared in the 1872 Wisconsin Blue Book along with the following description: "The present Capitol exhibits an attractive outside appearance, and is generally admired....The inside is handsomely finished, and contains complete conveniences; although more are yet necessary....The Capitol is surrounded with walks, greenswards, shrubbery and trees, which are carefully kept in good condition, and these, with the pearly white building rising in their midst, elicit the general expression that Wisconsin has a choicely located and elegant Capitol." The Capitol was not "pearly white," however, but the buff color of Prairie du Chien stone. A black and white version of the same engrancing appeared in subsequent Blue Books.

SUBJECTS

Architecture

Botany

Cities and towns

Flags

Human settlements

Parks

Pedestrians

Political science

Recreation areas

Sidewalks

Transportation

Trees

Wisconsin State Capitol

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