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Railway Hotel

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: People and carriages in front of the depot-hotel Railway Hotel at 641 West Washington Avenue. This was the Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railway Ticket...

Date: 1896 ca.

Description: Rendering of the library reading room in the State Historical Society, now the Wisconsin Historical Society. This was the final, accepted design by Ferry a...


Botkin House

Date: 1894-05 ca.

Description: The Botkin house at the corner of Fairchild Street and Washington Avenue.


Frederic K. Conover

Date: 1878 ca.

Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of Frederic King Conover (d. 1919), of Madison, Wisconsin, as a member of the class of 1878 of the University of Wisconsin.


Court House

Date: 1874 before

Description: United States Court House.


Jastrow Home

Date: 1892 

Description: Dining room of the home of Professor Joseph Jastrow, 237 Langdon Street.

Date: 1896 ca.

Description: Mrs. D.W. Osborn sits on a loveseat in a Victorian-era home. She sits in her wedding dress with a bouquet of flowers on her lap.


University Heights

Date: 1898 

Description: University Heights from the Chemistry Building on University Avenue. View includes the University of Wisconsin-Madison football field, on the former site o...

Date: 1889-08-27 

Description: Studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of a group of women from Stockholm on their first American Tour.


Madison Roundhouse

Date: 1896 

Description: Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Locomotive #280 at the Madison roundhouse. Identified railroad employees posed outdoors with the locomotive include: fire fig...


Lake Mendota Shore

Date: 1898 

Description: The Lake Mendota shore from the foot of Frances Street.

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: A ladder wagon of the Madison Fire Department races around corner of North Pinckney and East Main streets.

Date: 1851 

Description: Plat map of the Town of Madison (Township 7N, Range 9E), from Volume 4, Federal Survey Plat Books.

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: Illustrated view of the plan for University of Wisconsin of University Hill, Bascom Hill, area.

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: Quite possibly this is the "View of the Grand Music Band" listed in the "Centennial Views of the City of Madison, July 4th, 1876. Views of Chicago Light Gu...

Date: 1850 

Description: Illustration of the second Wisconsin State Capitol, which was the first one in Madison.


Peck Cabin

Date: 1837 ca.

Description: This is an amateur painting of the Peck Cabin representing the "first house in Madison, Wisconsin." The "Peck Cabin" is a variation signed "Meinhard, Madi...


The State Bank

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: External view of the State Bank, the first bank in Madison. A group of men are posed along the sidewalk in front.

Date: 1898 

Description: Shows landownership, buildings, and railroads. Lake Mendota and Lake Wingra are labelled.


Jacob Gundlach

Date: 1856 

Description: Waist-up oval portrait of Jacob Gundlach. He was born in Kuhr Hessen, Germany, and emigrated to Wisconsin in 1832. In 1851, he became one of the first se...

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