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Date: 1899-03-15 

Description: Detail of the Assembly Chamber photograph focusing on the journalists seated near the front of the room. During the 19th century, coverage of Capitol news...

Date: 1899-02-15 

Description: Detail of the 1899 Assembly Chamber photograph, showing a row of legislators at their desks. Until well into the 20th century, individual legislators had n...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Mississippi River, with Alma in the distance, a typical river town which flourished in the 1850s.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Alma from the Mississippi River. Two separate photographs are mounted on a back that reads "Wisconsin Scenery".

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: A hose wagon of the Madison fire department racing around the corner of North Pinckney and East Main streets. A dog is chasing the wagon.

Date: 1899 

Description: Detail of several senators. The Senate was less crowded than the Assembly because of its small numbers, allowing a better glimpse of the floral carpet and...

Date: 1864-09-17 

Description: A political cartoon of President Abraham Lincoln holding a tiny General George McClellan in the palm of his hand. McClellan is carrying a spade. Lincoln is...

Date: 1851 

Description: Handbill or Broadsheet advertising McCormick's Patent Virginia Reaper. Includes an illustration of the reaper in use. One man is driving the horses, anothe...

Photograph

Madison Roundhouse

Date: 1896 

Description: Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Locomotive #280 at the Madison roundhouse. Identified railroad employees posed outdoors with the locomotive include: fire fig...

Date: 1895-09 

Description: Full page, engraved advertisement for Andrae Cycles. Depicts men and women bicycling on a path in a bucolic setting, in addition to text promoting bicycles...

Date: 1899-02-15 

Description: The Wisconsin State Assembly in session in the second Wisconsin State Capitol, with observers looking on from the gallery.

Photograph

Rafts Below Dam

Date: 1886 ca.

Description: A fleet of rafts on the Wisconsin River below the Kilbourn dam.

Date: 1899 

Description: Detail of the 1899 Senate photograph, showing details such as the president's chair (much more ornamented than the Assembly Speaker's chair) and desk with...

Photograph

Schuetzen Park Pier

Date: 1894-08 

Description: View from shoreline of two people standing on Schuetzan Park pier. A sailboat is docked at the end of the pier and there is a steamboat on the water.

Photograph

Main Street

Date: 1881 ca.

Description: View down Main Street. On the left a man is driving a wagon with a team of two horses, and on the right a man stands on a wagon pulled by one horse. Houses...

Date: 1888-11-29 

Description: Advertisements for co-operative companies including Co-operative Collar and Cuff Company, Solidarity Watch Case Company and a tailoring company. They appea...

Photograph

Buildings in Alma

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: View of Alma.

Date: 1892 

Description: Chromolithograph card of a boy and a girl from Manila, the capital city of the Philippines, in "native" Filipino costume, posing next to a Singer sewing ma...

Book or Pamphlet

H.M.S. Terror

Date: 1838 

Description: Position of H.M.S. Terror on the 22nd of February, 1837. The sailing ship was immobilized in the sea ice near Southampton Island, at the entrance to...

Date: 1857 

Description: Handbill containing directions for putting together and operating McCormick's "Reaping and Mowing Machine" [reaper]. Includes illustrations of the machine.

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