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Date: 1898-12-05 

Description: Wedding party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A.E. Proudfit on their fifteenth anniversary.

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Family around Table

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: A family of twelve is grouped outdoors around a table. Behind them is a picket fence and a frame house, with latticework and carpenter's lace decorating it...

Date: 1861-10-14 

Description: Engraving of Old Abe, mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Civil War Voluntary Infantry, displayed for a crowd. The eagle bearer holds Old Abe's staff perch while t...

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Wedding Party

Date: 1898-12-05 

Description: The fifteenth anniversary party of Mr. and Mrs. A.E. Proudfit, Madison, Wisconsin. All guests wore their own wedding clothes. Seated on floor, left to...

Date: 1893 

Description: Everetta Bass stands on a fur rug outdoors holding a small American flag. A rocking horse, basket, and doll buggy are nearby.

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Brenzel Tailor Shop

Date: 1892 ca.

Description: Grandpa Conrad C. Brenzel (1863-1933) who operated a tailor shop in Ironwood, Michigan. Seated on the left is Adolph Erickson. Other man unknown.

Date: 1867 

Description: An oil painting of Cyrus McCormick.

Date: 1890 after

Description: Quarter-length vignetted formal portrait of Thomas Aquinas O'Dea, wearing a suit, vest and necktie. He was born September 11th, 1869 and died March 9th, 19...

Date: 1867 

Description: Vignetted carte-de-visite portrait of Peter Engelmann (1823-1874), Wisconsin educator and naturalist. Engelman founded the German-English Academy in Milwau...

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William B. Noyes

Date: 1852 ca.

Description: Ninth plate daguerreotype of William B. Noyes at the age of 16. Noyes is wearing a suit and top hat. Noyes was born in New York City on January 11, 1836. H...

Date: 1860 after

Description: A freed slave with a hoe in his left hand and his right hand on his hip. Caption at the top reads, "Massa can't have dis chile, dat's what's de matter". Ca...

Date: 1865 

Description: Vignetted carte-de-visite portrait of Alexander Kerr (1828-1919), Scottish-born Professor of Greek at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Appointed to his...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Two men pose on a boat docked at the Askew Steamboat Landing on Lake Monona off South Carroll Street. The old Governor Harvey residence is in the backgroun...

Date: 1885 

Description: Engraved image of a man wearing an apron and a hat and filling a keg with beer from a tap.

Date: 1896 

Description: Color lithograph cover illustration for the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company catalog. A small illustration at the top right is of a man using a horse-d...

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Old Mill Site

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: A tall smokestack stands beside the Yahara River where it flows out of Lake Mendota. Remnants of the foundation and supports of Farwell's Madison Mills are...

Date: 1856 ca.

Description: Lithographic view of a man in a canoe on Big-Foot's Lake (modern day Lake Geneva) with a small settlement on a bluff overlooking the lake. A group of birds...

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: The Tabernacle and attendees at the Monona Lake Assembly. The assembly, Madison's annual Chautauqua, was held on the site of the present-day Olin Park.

Date: 1857 

Description: An actor dressed as an army officer, holding a saber, for the performance of "Black Hawk, or Lily of the Prairie," a drama written by Mary Elizabeth Mears...

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Rachel Parsell

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Ferrotype/tintype of a three-quarter length portrait of Rachel Parsell sitting in a chair, leaning her elbow on a table. She is wearing a dark dress with a...

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