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Date: 1959-01-08 

Description: Work on the new Tenney Park lock and dam is progressing on schedule. A temporary spillway (not shown in the photo) has been built to divert the Yahara Riv...

Date: 1907 

Description: Shows public buildings, hotels, fraternity houses, and private houses. Index of fraternities and sororities, residences, public buildings, hotels, places o...

Date: 1920 

Description: This map show an arboretum and wild life refuge in Madison, Wisconsin. The map shows color coded parcels "F" through "K" with acreages, as well as area aro...

Date: 1873 

Description: This map shows lots and blocks, additions and subdivisions, and large-scale landownership. The map is oriented with north to the upper right. The map is fr...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Back, front, and inside front cover of the menu from The Restaurant at Baron's department store, with "A Historical Map of Madison" focusing on the isthmus...

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: 1954-12-29 

Description: Winter scene with pedestrians standing on the sidewalk near a downtown street waiting for bus transportation in a snowstorm. Probably at Capitol Square.

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Group of people posing outside of Soldiers' Orphans Home, located on Spaight Street between Paterson and Brearly Streets. The building was originally const...

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: The third (second in Madison), Wisconsin State Capitol that stood from 1857-1913, from a stereograph original.

Date: 1960-12-16 

Description: Mayor Ivan Nestingen is shown with five of thirteen city employees honored for service to Madison at a Christmas party at Welch's Embers restaurant. Six wh...

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: This map of Madison is also a brochure of activities for vacationers in the area. The map includes indexes and some points of interest are shown pictoriall...


Women in a Sand Pit

Date:  date unknown

Description: Florance Trask poses standing in a sand pit located near the intersection of Fish Hatchery Road and Park Street. Another woman, Grace, can be seen digging...


Nakoma Bus

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Side view of right side of an International bus marked "Nakoma" parked in front of the Wisconsin State Capitol. The bus has an enclosed cab and the passeng...

Date: 1885 

Description: A detail of a Sanborn map including Catfish Creek and Westport Road by Lake Mendota.

Date: 1861 

Description: View of Madison from Main Hall, now Bascom Hall, on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. North Hall is in the foreground with several residences and...

Date: 1908 

Description: The map reads: "Feb. 3, 1908." Oriented with north to the lower left. Lake Monona, Monona Bay, and Brittingham Park are labelled.

Newspaper Article/Clipping

Crowd on Bascom Hill at Lincoln Monument

Date: 1963-11-26 

Description: Original UPI Wirephoto transmission. Caption reads: "Even the statue of Abraham Lincoln on the University of Wisconsin campus seemed more somber 11/25 than...

Date: 1887 

Description: Shows pipes of various sizes, hydrants with hydrant pressure, valves, wells, and projected lines.

Date: 1890 

Description: View of a University of Wisconsin pharmacy lecture room.

Date: 1917 before

Description: Watercolor, painted by Max Otto, of Main Hall (later renamed Bascom Hall) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The watercolor predates the 1917 fire tha...

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