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Architectural photographs of the restored opera houses of Wisconsin.

Date: 1953-05-23 

Description: Madison West High school senior Tom Schulz is shown releasing the shot put on his record breaking toss of 56 feet 1 1/2 inches at the state high school tra...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: This map shows the expansion of the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus growth between the years of 1850 and 1900. The map is indexed by building name a...

Date: 1857 ca.

Description: Section drawing of the rotunda of the third Wisconsin State Capitol (second in Madison) by Stephen V. Shipman. August Kutzbock and Samuel H. Donnel were th...

Date: 1960-08 

Description: Exterior view of the Christian Science Student Center at 315 North Mills Street on the UW campus. Luther Memorial Church is visible in the background at 10...

Date: 1948 

Description: Elevated view of University of Wisconsin-Madison's upper campus from Lincoln Terrace down Bascom Hill. The Wisconsin State Capitol can be seen in the dista...

Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

Learn about how the Wisconsin Free Library Commission helped to establish and improve free public libraries in Wisconsin.


High School

Date: 1925 

Description: Exterior three-quarter view of the High School, built in 1922. It is a large, three-story brick building with arched doors at the corners.


Panorama of Madison

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Panoramic elevated view to the east from the Capitol Square.


Hematite Fan

Date: 2013-11-12 

Description: A hematite fan, approximately six inches in length, from the mineral collection of Ferdinand Hotz at the University of Wisconsin Geology Museum. This speci...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Hand-colored, postcard view of the University of Wisconsin Dairy Barn.

Date: 1931-06 

Description: Leyda's Service Station on the corner of Park Street and Olin Avenue. This service station was a member of the Wadham's Oil and Grease Company chain of Mil...

Date: 1929 

Description: A view across water of Lake Kegonsa's shoreline with cottages, docks and trees. A boy is in a rowboat near a boathouse in the foreground.

Date: 1915-10-30 

Description: Outdoor group portrait of people identified as "settlers" (lot buyers) to the Nakoma development. Many of the people are wearing or holding a long-stemmed...

Date: 1932 ca.

Description: Students holding books and magazines pose seated in chairs in the Prairie School. Model airplanes hang near the portraits of Abraham Lincoln and George Was...

Date: 1909 

Description: View down tree-lined street with a bridge at the far end. There is a large house with a balcony and wrap-around porch on the other side of the road. A floc...

Date: 1894 ca.

Description: Caption from photograph: "Proposed site of library building. Wis[consin] Histor[ical] Soc[iety].--looking N.W. Building would occupy place now covered by t...

Date: 1994-11 

Description: Dave Vanden Boom, #50 and Mike Lange, #52, proudly show the WIAA State Championship trophy for Division 4 against Baldwin-Woodville. Championship game play...


Panorama of Madison

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Panoramic elevated view to the southeast from the Capitol Square. The Tenney Building appears behind the original first National Bank that was demolished t...


126 Langdon Street

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Wintertime exterior view of 126 Langdon Street, home of J. Howard Palmer and his wife Alice Mears Palmer.

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