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Bascom Hall

Date: 1932 

Description: Exterior from west across road of Bascom Hall (formerly Main Hall) on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.


Description: Exterior view of the front of the disintegrating Benjamin Walker Castle. Much of the window glass is broken out, and the sandstone bricks are eroding or br...


Summer Visitors

Date: 1950-07-03 

Description: Portrait of Mary Frances Dolan Durkin with her son Paul Jr., 5 1/2 months old.

Date: 1961-06-16 

Description: Elevated view of the crowd at Central High School's auditorium in attendance for graduation, with black-clad classmates in the center.

Madison's Soap Box Derby

Learn about the history of Madison's Soap Box Derby, a popular racing sport amongst young boys nation-wide in the early to mid-1900s.

Date: 1933 ca.

Description: Stanley P. Stemp (right) and an employee dressed as patriots for a Washington's birthday sale parade. They are posed next to the Stemp Typewriter Company w...


Antique Camera

Date: 2013-09 

Description: A Telephoto Poco C camera is sitting on a glass display shelf at an antique store. Next to the camera is a decorative plate, and an oil lamp. Under this sh...

Date: 1950-05-14 

Description: President Harry S. Truman rides in a car in a parade on the Capitol Square. He came for a 5 1/2 hour visit, gave a "peace" address to the nation from the...

Date: 1957-01-14 

Description: Portrait of three West High School teenagers who are part of a planning committee for a Teens Against Polio dance. Left to right: Kay Johnson, Sally Canfie...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Statue of Colonel Hans Christian Heg, by Paul Fjelde, at the King Street approach to the Wisconsin State Capitol. Commander of the 15th Wisconsin Infantry,...


Portrait of a Woman


Description: Portrait of a woman, gazing directly at the camera, leaning back in an upholstered chair. Behind her is a white sheet for a backdrop. She is wearing a dark...

Date: 1957-10-17 

Description: The history of tea service was shown by a display of tea pots in the Wisconsin Historical Society Women's Auxiliary exhibit, "Tides of Taste." The image s...

Date: 1952-06-17 

Description: Daniel Oakley, shown with his Afghan hound, "Slug".The dog will be competing at the Badger Kennel Club dog show.


Executive Residence

Date: 1948 ca.

Description: The Executive Residence, 130 East Gilman Street. Used as Executive Residence from 1883-1950.

Date: 1949 

Description: Exterior view of a Gothic Revivial house located at 150 Center Street.

Date: 1949-08-31 

Description: Four West High School football players during a practice. From left they are Jack Mansfield, Jack Barry, John Wing, and Bob Bakke.

Date: 1944-10-16 

Description: Three women at a meeting of the Madison Home Economics Club with the theme "Good Nutrition, A Wartime Challenge". Mrs. Irving (Clara) Johnson, president of...


City Hall

Date: 1913 

Description: View from across street of the Village Hall/Fire Station. There are hitching posts along the curb. On the right a young boy stands on the sidewalk near a f...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Angus McVicar, commercial photographer in Madison, works intently in his darkroom.

Date: 1943-01-22 

Description: View of pumping units in the hospital heating building at Truax Army Air Field.

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