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Collage Postcard

Date: 1908-11-16 

Description: Collage photographic postcard of scenes of Colfax. In the center oval is the text, "Colfax, Wis. Looks Good To Me," however the "Looks Good To Me" is cross...


Masonic Temple

Date: 1911 

Description: Photographic postcard of an exterior view from the street of the Masonic Temple on a corner. The Peter Pfeffer haberdasher shop is on the ground floor at t...

Date: 1858 

Description: This map of Wisconsin and Minnesota shows proposed railroads, copper mines, marshes, villages, mills, reefs, notes about shorelines, and references to mini...

Date: 1800 after

Description: This map shows plat of the town, local streets, plank roads, and part of the Fox River. The bottom of the map includes annotations, probably in pencil.

Map or Atlas

Geneva Wisconsin

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: This map of Geneva shows lots and acreages, reserved land, and public squares. Streets and Lake Geneva are labeled. The map includes manuscript annotations...


Doctor of Laffs

Date: 1930-09-27 

Description: Man in a tophat, suit, and cape holding a doctor's bag. His hat says "Doctor of Laffs".


A Tavern in Theresa

Date: 1991-11 

Description: Theresa landmark disappeared over the weekend as part of the highway improvement plan. Originally built by Morris Lehner, the tavern and restaurant was a p...

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: View down snowy hill towards a team of U.S. Army Engineers traveling the Russian countryside in horse-drawn sleighs for the purpose of constructing a map o...

Date:  date unknown

Description: View from intersection towards a drugstore on the left corner. A service station with a sign that says "NASH" is next door. Further down is a house and wha...

Date:  date unknown

Description: View down street towards men at work on a boarded-up building on a street corner. A city bus enters the street on the left. In the background is the Cathed...


Description: Bring back somehow the big Hello
Prolong the noisiest day
The clapping hands are stilled too soon
And much too far away

Date: 1909 

Description: View across unpaved street of front and left side of the M.E. Church. Stained glass windows are in the front of the church near the entrance, which has a f...


City Intersection

Date: 1903 ca.

Description: Street surface paved with granite blocks at the intersection of Second and Fowler streets.

Date: 1960 ca.

Description: This map shows lot numbers and dimensions, railroad, and streets. Fall Creek and Mill Pond (now Fall Creek Pond) are labeled. The map is a blue line print....

Date: 1894 

Description: This map shows lot and block numbers, railroads, street car tracks, sewers, water mains, gas mains, paved streets, land owned by the Land & River Improveme...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Elevated view looking over Camp Randall to the University of Wisconsin campus taken from a home at 216 Campbell Street. Seen are Hiram Smith Hall, Dean Hen...

Date: 1919-10-25 

Description: Exterior of an International Harvester Company branch house building at 301 South Blount Street.

Date: 1881 ca.

Description: Bird's-eye view of Milwaukee from the south lakeshore.

Map or Atlas

Primrose Plat Map

Date: 1861 

Description: The township of Primrose, which is a detail from the plat map of Dane County.



Date:  date unknown

Description: View from road of a brick building under construction. Five men are posed in front near a pile of bricks. Four men are posed in the window openings on the...

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