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Bascom Hill

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: View up Bascom Hill on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Bascom Hall (formerly Main Hall) is at the top of the hill.

Date: 1852 

Description: Pencil drawing of view overlooking Madison. The sketch looks down North Hamilton Street from the capitol. Rutted, irregular streets and frame houses mark...

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Outdoor view of two men standing and two women sitting in a grassy field. They are possibly members of the Park and Pleasure Drive Association, of which Ch...

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: The third (second in Madison), Wisconsin State Capitol that stood from 1857-1913, from a stereograph original.

Date: 1855-12-02 

Description: The Capital House bill of fare for Sunday, December 2, 1855. Proprietors were Nelson & Russell.

Postcard

Park Hotel

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Park Hotel. " 'Park Hotel' South Corner Capitol Park." The reverse side gives a description of the decor and furnishings and lists some of the surrounding...

Drawing

American House

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: A drawing of the American House, 1 North Pinckney Street. It burned down in a fire in 1868.

Date: 1873 ca.

Description: Locomotive, with view east on West Washington Avenue toward the Wisconsin State Capitol. There is a sign near the tracks that reads: "Watch Out for The Car...

Photograph

Turville's Point

Date: 1896-08-27 ca.

Description: View of Turville's Point and its shoreline on Lake Monona.

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: The monthly horse market on East Washington Avenue between Pinckney and Webster Streets. The 125-foot-high water tower (1890-1921) and Amerika, (1889-1922)...

Photograph

Bascom Hill

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Elavated view across Bascom Hill on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, with tree-lined paths. Bascom Hall (formerly Main Hall) is on top of the hi...

Drawing

Bruen's Block

Date: 1853 

Description: Illustration of the new museum building, also known as "Bruen's Block," on the corner of East Washington Avenue and South Pinckney Street. Named for W.D. B...

Date: 1899-11-14 before

Description: Front and back covers of the first dinner of the Six O'Clock Club held at the Park Hotel, with a map on the back cover of the southern tip of Africa, with...

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: Third Wisconsin State Capitol (the second in Madison), showing the East Washington Avenue gateway and iron fence. In reality the statues, which were meant...

Date: 1899 

Description: Third Wisconsin State Capitol, the second in Madison, as seen from East Washington Avenue.

Map or Atlas

Dane County Map

Date: 1861 

Description: Drawn the first year of the Civil War, this colored 1861 map of Dane County shows its towns, cities and lakes. It includes insets of the wards of Madison a...

Photograph

Da-Ko-Ra

Date: 1867 ca.

Description: Carte-de-visite studio portrait of Winnebago (Ho-Chunk) chief. In this portrait he is past the age of seventy. He stands erect, though walking with the aid...

Date: 1877 

Description: Portrait of Benjamin Butts as part of a composite portrait of Officers, Clerks and Employees of the Wisconsin Assembly. He worked as a washroom attendant.

Date: 1865 

Description: This map of Forest Hill Cemetery is ink and watercolor on cloth. The upper right hand margin contains an index by name and lot. The bottom left corner read...

Photograph

J.H. Smalley

Date: 1856 

Description: Waist-up oval portrait of J.H. Smalley. He was born in Hyde Park, Lamoil County, Vermont in 1816, and came to Wisconsin in 1835. He moved to Green Bay in 1...

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