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Historical Object

Map Sampler

Date: 1809 

Description: Embroidered sampler of a map of the United States.

Date:  date unknown

Description: A detail of the engraving on the silver punch bowl that was presented to Colonel Joseph Bailey.

Photograph

Grand Opera House

Date: 2009 ca.

Description: View of stage and box in Grand Opera House featuring a recreated painted curtain.

Date: 2009 ca.

Description: Interior view of Mabel Tainter Memorial Theater from balcony with view of stage and organ.

Date: 1950-08-08 

Description: Paul Hennie, wholesale metal engraver, works on a large trophy in his office at 23 North Pickney Street.

Date: 1932-02-15 

Description: Winners and entries in "Capital Times" Valentine contest. The Valentine with the court scene in the center, featuring comic actors in "Ladies of the Jury,"...

Date:  

Description: View of a parlor in the Three Villages Tea House. Features sitting area, a grandfather clock, lamps, a flower arrangement and displayed vases and crests.

Date: 2009 ca.

Description: Close-up of decorative carving and plasterwork above the stage in the Al. Ringling Theatre including a cartouche with the initials AR, flower garlands and...

Photograph

Lamp Post Feet

Date: 1976-04-25 

Description: The base of a lamp post formed in the shape of crouched legs and feet. The lamp post is at the old main Post Office/Madison Municipal Building, 215 Monona...

Date: 1947-01-30 

Description: Three woman admire table decorations at the dessert bridge party of the Shorewood Hills Community League party. Pictured from the left are: Mrs. James L....

Date:  date unknown

Description: A young girl in formal dress sits before a piano. A framed certificate from the American Conservatory of Music hangs on the wall behind the piano. The Am...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Pencil sketch of the plan and elevation drawn by Frank Lloyd Wright, of the foyer fireplace for the First Unitarian Society Meeting House.

Date: 1950-04-20 

Description: Members of Nakoma Girl Scout Troop 107 display their needlework projects. Shown left to right are Katy Grimmer, 4018 Council Crest, holding the mittens an...

Date: 1950-10-05 

Description: Making decorations for West High School's homecoming dance are the following West students: Richard Hanson, Betsy Severson, Marilyn Jones, and Julie Torris...

Date: 2009 ca.

Description: Close-up of original chairs in Mineral Point Opera House's balcony including hat racks.

Photograph

Temple Theatre

Date: 2009 ca.

Description: Exterior view of Temple Theatre from across the street.

Date: 2009 ca.

Description: View of Thrasher Opera house auditorium and balcony from stage.

Photograph

The Elton Hotel

Date:  date unknown

Description: Interior of the Flemish Dining Room at the Elton Hotel, built in 1905. Decorative lighting surrounds a domed skylight, and below, tables are set for a mea...

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Early hand-carved table made by Levi Havemann, a German immigrant to Madison, c. 1860. (Museum object #1998.21.1)

Date:  date unknown

Description: Interior of the reception room of Dannemora State Hospital, built in 1899 as a mental health facility. The view includes a large painting on the far wall...

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