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Date: 1896-05-12 

Description: Charles N. Brown residence, southeast corner of the intersection of Frances and Langdon Streets. On the left is 263 Langdon Street. Both structures were de...

Photograph

AAA and Tourism

Date: 1948-07-30 

Description: E.T. McQueen, AAA field reporter, who inspects sleeping accommodations and eating places for the AAA Accommodations Directory, issued annually.

Date: 1944-12-06 

Description: Christmas shoppers crossing the street (walking away from the photographer) at the corner of King Street on the Capitol Square in front of Kresge's, 25-27...

Photograph

South Madison

Date: 1909 ca.

Description: View from the University of Wisconsin service building smokestack of south Madison, including Mills Street, Mound Street, and the Greenbush. Lake Monona is...

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: Aerial view of the west side of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Campus looking towards Bascom Hill. Lake Mendota is in the background on the right.

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of Sid's backyard looking towards the back of the house. There is a large arch in the center with wind chimes hanging on it. Shrubs, trees, plants and...

Date: 1914 ca.

Description: This map shows plat of the town, city limits, numbered blocks and lots, wards, local streets, roads, railroads, capitol square, Vilas Park, Edgewood Academ...

Date: 1950-03-05 

Description: Flooding along University Avenue at Shorewood Boulevard. Businesses in the photograph include Frenchy's Restaurant, 3302 University Avenue, and the Walter...

Historical Essay

Land Speculation and Cities

How Real Estate Owners Created Wisconsin

Discover how land owners promoted their towns and villages for settlers and created the cities you know today.

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Description: Aerial view of the southeast, with West Broadway and the South Beltline running through the image. Also shows Nob Hill restaurant, the Toki family farm an...

Date: 1944-12-06 

Description: Christmas shoppers crossing the street at the corner of King Street on the Capitol Square in front of Kresge's, 25-27 East Main Street.

Date:  date unknown

Description: A man posing with a fishing pole in his hand is bending over while leaning against a board in Sid's snowy backyard. He is wearing hip waders, a hat, and a...

Photograph

Railway Hotel

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: People and carriages in front of the depot-hotel Railway Hotel at 641 West Washington Avenue. This was the Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railway Ticket...

Date: 1914 ca.

Description: Commemorating one hundred years of Norwegian independence at a Syttende Mai (May 17th) celebration. An automobile with four people is decorated with a Norw...

Photograph

East Wilson Street

Date: 1946-01-08 

Description: View down middle of East Wilson Street at the center of South Hancock looking Northeast, taken at site of Reynolds Bus accident. Businesses shown include D...

Date: 1949-07-22 

Description: Tenney Park breakwater and Lake Mendota. The city of Madison was able to resume construction at no cost. The construction company tearing up East Washingto...

Date: 1930-12-31 

Description: View of the Wisconsin Telephone Company building, 16 S. Carroll Street.

Date: 1955 ca.

Description: View from rocky shoreline of the launching of the "Monona-Mobile" (pontoon car) onto Lake Monona. The boat launch is on the left. "11248" is painted on the...

Date: 1956 

Description: The old YMCA building in the initial stage of demolition.

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Description: Exterior view of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad depot on the corner of Wilson and Franklin Streets, designed by Edward Townsend Mix. There ar...

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