Old Abe and Historical Society Museum
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The Civil War Room of the Historical Society Museum photographed sometime after 1900 when the society moved from third Wisconsin State Capitol to its new building on State Street. Old Abe, Wisconsin's war eagle, is on display, stuffed, in a glass case. This photograph can be dated as prior to April, 1903 because at that time Governor Robert La Follette ordered Old Abe returned to the new G.A.R. Museum in the Capitol. As a result, Old Abe became one of the objects destroyed in the Capitol fire of 1904.
Image ID: 23470
Creator Name: Unknown
Collection Name: State Historical Society of Wisconsin : State Historical Society of Wisconsin photographs, 1880-1993, 1998, 2000, 2006-2008
Original Format Type: negative, original
Original Format Number: (X22)557
Original Dimensions: 7 x 5 inches
Civil War, 1861-1865
Military art and science
Signs and symbols
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