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Date: 1865-04 

Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of Old Abe, eagle mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. Bodtker often photographed Old Abe and on this occasion attempte...

Photograph

Young Old Abe

Date: 1861 ca.

Description: Carte-de-visite of Old Abe, the Wisconsin war eagle on a perch. The adolescent bird still has partially brown head feathers. The card appears to have a s...

Date: 1898 

Description: Flags and posters are displayed over King Street for the fifty year celebration. One banner reads: "1848 Wisconsin 1898." Pedestrians are on the streets an...

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: Quite possibly this is the "View of the Dining Tent" listed in the "Centennial Views of the City of Madison, July 4th, 1876. Views of Chicago Light Guard"...

Date: 1888-07-04 before

Description: Exterior and interior of a menu from the Park Hotel with a deep blue striped border and perforated accent edging.

Date: 1886 

Description: A procession of the Monona Lake Assembly led by children carrying flowers. The Monona Lake Assembly Pavilion is partially visible on the left.

Date: 1898 

Description: Crowd around fountain at Wisconsin State Capitol for a 50-year celebration. There are decorations hanging from the fountain, and flower arrangements are ar...

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: A large group of well-dressed people are standing aboard three small steamboats on Lake Monona. The boat in the foreground is a barge with a sternwheel. Th...

Date: 1872-02-22 before

Description: Menu of the banquet for the second reunion of the First Regiment of Wisconsin Infantry Volunteers. On the cover are ornamented initials and the type is imp...

Date: 1856 

Description: Handwritten letter of Lucius Fairchild from the Madison Watercure detailing his experiences there.

Date: 1881 ca.

Description: Stereoview of the interior of the Presbyterian church decorated for the funeral of Mrs. George Smith.

Date: 1894 ca.

Description: A formation of soldiers stand at attention during the dedication ceremony for the University of Wisconsin-Madison gymnasium.

Date: 1886 ca.

Description: View from inside of the Monona Lake Assembly Meeting Pavilion looking out on a large crowd of people.

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: Quite possibly this is the "View of the Grand Music Band" listed in the "Centennial Views of the City of Madison, July 4th, 1876. Views of Chicago Light Gu...

Postcard

The Casino

Date: 1880 

Description: Monona Lake Assembly, The Casino. This structure, including the ice house and provision space, designed by Conover and Porter and built for $1700.00 in Jun...

Date: 1839-06-27 

Description: Invitation for Darwin Clark to the Independence Ball on the 4th of July, 1839 at the American Hotel.

Date: 1862 ca.

Description: Sally Blair Fairchild, the wife of Jairus Fairchild, the first mayor of Madison, and the mother of Lucius, Cassius, Charles Fairchild, and Sarah Fairchild...

Date: 1898 

Description: Decorated arch erected on State Street as part of the Semi-Centennial celebration of statehood. The arch bears a representation of Commodore Dewey's victor...

Date: 1870-05-17 ca.

Description: A large group, mainly men, are gathered behind the "Lake City Cornet Band" who are in uniform near a lake shore, possibly Lake Monona. The card was marked...

Photograph

Ole Torgerson

Date: 1896-03-04 

Description: Vignetted carte-de-visite portrait of Ole Torgerson on his 70th birthday.

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