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Date: 1888-08-24 

Description: The George A. Whiting Paper Mill after a fire on August 24, 1888. Sixteen men were killed by the explosion of a bleacher; the bleacher exploded as the nigh...

Date: 1862 

Description: Diagram and seating chart for the Wisconsin State Assembly.

Date: 1898-05-28 

Description: Seated, posed group portrait at the annual meeting, outdoors at the semi-centennial celebration in Sherman's Grove. Identified from left: John Eckles, Ed....

Photograph

Science Hall

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: View towards southwest of exterior of building on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Music Hall can be seen on the left on the opposite side of Ba...

Book or Pamphlet

Farwell Real Estate Ad

Date: 1855 

Description: Advertisment of Leonard J. Farwell from the 1855 Madison City Directory for the real estate property he had for sale. At the time Farwell was the largest...

Photograph

Catherine Seipp

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: A full-length, seated cabinet card portrait of Catherine Orb Seipp wearing an elaborately detailed dress of heavy material. She is also wearing a bracelet,...

Date: 1896 ca.

Description: This map shows plat of town, local streets, numbered blocks and lots, mill pond, mills, part of the Red Cedar River, and land and property ownership by nam...

Photograph

Shell Lake

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: View of Shell Lake looking towards the sawmills.

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: View of the Wisconsin River shoreline showing lumber rafts "tied up over Sunday."

Date: 1884 ca.

Description: Cabinet card of Hilda Johnston (1883-1974), age one year, and her father, John Johnston (1836-1904), a successful Milwaukee banker.

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: The J. H. Kelby house. The home was located at the Northwest corner of Wisconsin Ave. and 8th St. which is now the Southeast corner of the block containing...

Photograph

Saint Clara Academy

Date: 1846 after

Description: A view of the college and surrounding green space at Saint Clara Academy. Saint Clara Academy moved to River Forest, Illinois in 1922, and since 1970 has g...

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Boardwalk leading to St. Joseph's Catholic Church in La Pointe.

Map or Atlas

Dane County Map

Date: 1861 

Description: Drawn the first year of the Civil War, this colored 1861 map of Dane County shows its towns, cities and lakes. It includes insets of the wards of Madison a...

Date: 1854 

Description: Increase Lapham's drawing of Oryzopsis asperifolia or Mountain Rice (Rough-Leaved Rice Grass).

Photograph

Wisconsin Avenue

Date: 1872 ca.

Description: Stereograph of an elevated view of Wisconsin Avenue with Lake Mendota in the background.

Date: 1886 ca.

Description: Stereograph of five raftsmen working a jack on a sandbar.

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: Exterior view Zwingli Reformed Church.

Photograph

Ferry and Ferryman

Date: 1894-05-26 

Description: A ferryman poses on his docked ferry. Two horses are loaded on the ferry.

Date: 1873 ca.

Description: The Mazomanie School, later the high school. A large group of students and teachers stand in front of the two-story brick building with octagonal cupola a...

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