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Date: 1873 

Description: View of the Walworth County Courthouse.

Date: 1868 before

Description: Elevated view up Wisconsin Avenue showing City Hall with the Post Office to the right. Also visible is the Presbyterian Church. Lake Mendota is in the dist...

Date: 1861-11-28 

Description: Civil War recruiting poster for the 5th Wisconsin Regiment written in German.

Book or Pamphlet

Farwell's Madison Mills

Date: 1851 

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: 1880 ca.

Description: Stereograph view of the Whiting House with its large harbor and boats.

Date: 1860 after

Description: A cat, labeled "MISSOURI", tasting soup from a steaming kettle over a wood fire. The kettle is labeled "SECESSION SOUP". The cat is wearing a vest, apron a...

Date: 1878 ca.

Description: Exterior view of Andreas Dahl's photographic gallery. The gallery is attached to his house.

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: Women kitchen staff posed by tables set for a meal at Luther College. "View of the Dining Hall" as identified in Dahl's 1877 "Catalogue of Stereoscopic Vie...

Date: 1884-01-07 

Description: Family portrait of inventor and industrialist Cyrus Hall McCormick (1809-1884), and his two sons, (L to R), Harold Fowler McCormick (1872-1941), and Stanle...

Date: 1883 

Description: Handbill for a field trial of grain binders, sponsored by the Marsh-Whitney Manufacturing Company. Includes the text "grand general field trial of low-down...

Date: 1866-04-17 

Description: Elevated view of the steamer "Scutanawbequon" being carried by a wagon to the lake for launching. This is probably a street on the Capitol Square. Many peo...

Date: 1881 

Description: Valentine's Day card with a border of white flowers surrounding a smaller polka dot border. Inside is the text "St. Valentine's Day", daisies and a bee. Th...

Date: 1875 

Description: This hand-colored map of Wisconsin and the western portion of Michigan's Upper Peninsula depicts the township survey grid and identifies counties, named to...

Date: 1860 

Description: This color lithograph shows Giuseppe Garibaldi and his red shirts entering Naples, Italy, on horseback as women shower them with flowers. This is a romanti...


H. Schildhauer Home

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: Interior view of the H. Schildhauer home at 13 North Webster Street. The photograph was taken looking from the parlor into the dining area. The Victorian-s...

Date: 1899 

Description: Copy of an artist's rendition of an exterior view of the Elisha D. Smith Library. Pen and ink drawing is signed: "G.J. de Gelleke, 1899." Bottom of drawing...

Map or Atlas

Plat of Windsor

Date: 1890 

Description: Color plat map of the Windsor township.

Date: 1895 

Description: Back cover of a booklet advertising the Van Duzen gas and gasoline engine featuring an illustration of the engine. The handwritten text at right reads, "A....

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Big Manitou Falls on the Black River. This waterfall reportedly was called "Gitchee Monido" by the Ojibwa, which means "Falls of the Great Spirit."

Date: 1891 

Description: This blueprint manuscript map shows land owned by Green Bay & Mississippi Canal Co., Meade, Vilas, Patten, and Hewitt. Streets and the Fox River are labele...

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