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Description: Painters working on the cornice of one of the four octagonal towers of the Wisconsin State Capitol. Also visible is the Italianate ornamentation of the iro...
Date: 1869 ca.
Description: Diploma awarded to fire fighter James Richard Cummings for his service to Madison in 1869. The diploma is illustrated with scenes of fire fighting heroics,...
Date: 1876 ca.
Description: Invitation to the annual ball at Turner Hall, sponsored by Madison's Andrew Proudfit Steam Fire Engine Company #2. The company, which was organized in 1870...
Date: 1893 ca.
Description: Winter view of the Wisconsin State Hospital For The Insane (Mendota Mental Health Institute).
Date: 1887 ca.
Description: View across Bascom Hill of Science Hall on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Building built in 1887.
Description: Freshly-baked loaves of bread are stacked on tables with bowls and trays of other food items in the large kitchen at the Wisconsin State Hospital for the I...
Date: 1888-07-04 before
Description: Exterior and interior of a menu from the Park Hotel with a deep blue striped border and perforated accent edging.
Description: Engraving of the five-story tall mill erected at the outlet of the Yahara Creek by Leonard J. Farwell. This engraving appears in Statistics of Dane County,...
Date: 1855 ca.
Description: This bird's-eye-view map of Madison is looking north across Lake Monona. The map features two women and two men on a lookout. In the background couples are...
Date: 1891 before
Description: Chromolithograph of the third Wisconsin State Capitol with a U.S. flag atop the dome. The colored illustration was produced by the Milwaukee Lithography an...
Description: Camp Randall looking southwest. In April 1861, Governor Alexander Randall asked that the State Agricultural Society fairgrounds be converted into a militar...
Date: 1890 ca.
Description: Elevated view across Park Street of Science Hall. University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Part of the Chemical Laboratory building is on the right, and Mus...
Description: A watercolor view of Madison by Johann B. Wengler, an Austrian who traveled in America, 1850-1851. Wengler's watercolor is the earliest known realistic rep...
Date: 1893-10 ca.
Description: Looking towards the Benjamin Walker Castle, 1862-1893 from the path leading up to the front entrance in the 900 block of East Gorham Street.
Description: Head and shoulders portrait of Patrick O'Rourke.
Date: 1896 ca.
Description: Mr. and Mrs. D.W. Osborn stand in a Victorian-era home for their wedding portrait. Shades are pulled over a bay window in the background and white fabric d...
Date: 1895 ca.
Description: A view of the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus including Music Hall and the bottom of Bascom Hill. Langdon Street is in the foreground; a streetcar i...
Description: A mill on the Yahara River at the outlet of Lake Mendota. The mill was built in 1850 by Governor Farwell.
Description: Dane County Courthouse, begun in the fall of 1883 and finished in the spring of 1886. The cost, including equipment, was a little over $180,000.
Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Leonard W. Weeks. He was born in Caledonia County, Vermont, on November 18, 1805, and moved to Wisconsin in the spring of 1...
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