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Old Science Hall

Date: 1884 

Description: View across Park Street of Science Hall building after the fire of December 1, 1884, on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. The building's exterior...

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Raft of Lumber

Date: 1887 

Description: A raft of lumber which has been floated down the Wisconsin River to be broken up and sold. Two men stand on the raft, each near lumber stacked on a cart, o...

Date: 1892 

Description: Formerly the Richter, Schubert and Dick office building. Seven-story building with a rounded corner next to the alleyway. The word Merrill is above one e...

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Posed group portrait of men harvesting hay. Two men stand on top of a haystack with pitchforks filled with hay. A wooden counter-weighted hay stacker is in...

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Music Hall

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Stereograph; front of music hall along the road, with a horse and carriage team in front of the entrance. Buildings can also be seen in the left backgroun...

Date: 1866 

Description: Elevated view of commercial area of the city, taken after General Sherman marched through. Most of the buildings appear to be intact, but one of the build...

Date: 1886 ca.

Description: Stereograph of men unloading lumber off a raft. A man at the left loads lumber onto a horse-drawn wagon while a man in an apron holds the horses. There is...

Photograph

Street Parade Rig

Date: 1870 

Description: Street parade rig, apparently to agitate against delays in construction of a railroad to connect Manitowoc to the west. In the background is a store owned...

Date: 1890 

Description: Cover of the Planet Jr. catalog. Features an illustration of a man and young girl (about 5 or 6 years old) in a garden pushing a Planet Jr. Garden Drill to...

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Wagon Train

Date: 1872 

Description: A view of a wagon train passing through the town which includes numerous covered wagons and horses, and storefronts.

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Washburn Observatory on the University on Wisconsin-Madison campus, with pedestrians on the surrounding grounds.

Date: 1889 

Description: A family posing in an open carriage pulled by a matched team of horses on the shore of Rock Lake near Lake Mills. A handwritten caption identifies the fami...

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Stagecoach

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: A stagecoach in front of the Wells Fargo Mail and Express Company. In 1858, Wells Fargo helped start the Overland Mail Company, also known as the “Butterf...

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: Group portrait of the Northern Hospital for the Insane's institutional fire fighting department posed outside the building. Horse-drawn transport cart and...

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: View of The Van Alstine Exchange, an early hotel in Watertown.

Photograph

Street Scene

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Small town business district with a group of men and women posed on the board sidewalk on the right. Another group of men and boys are on and around a trac...

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: University of Wisconsin-Madison Science Hall. View looking up Langdon Street, with a horse-drawn wagon on the right.

Map or Atlas

La Crosse, Wis.

Date: 1873 

Description: Bird's-eye map of La Crosse from the Mississippi River.

Photograph

Fauerbach Brewery

Date: 1885 

Description: Exterior view of Fauerbach's Brewery at 651-53 Williamson Street.

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Winter scene with a European American man with a beard and moustache sitting in a sleigh pulled by a single horse on snow-covered ground in front of the C....

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