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Date:  date unknown

Description: A man and boy stand on a landing in front of two boats with water and a far shoreline in the background. They are holding up their catch of fish.

Date: 1950 

Description: People gather around a table of food for the First Unitarian Society's "Work Day". The building was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and some of the construc...

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...


Learning to Drive

Date: 1954-07-01 before

Description: Two teens and their instructor lean in under the open hood of an automobile to learn about its engine. Alf Koppedal (left) and Stewart Christensen (center)...

Date: 1959-02-25 

Description: Winter scene with garagemen retrieving another car from the open drainage ditch on Midvale Boulevard, Madison, Wisconsin. The 1959 Dodge skidded into a sno...

Date: 1907 

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

Date:  date unknown

Description: Aerial view of Vieth's Park subdivision on the north shore of Lake Mendota.

Date: 1953-08-03 

Description: Boaters pass by through the Tenney Park lock in three motor boats.

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: 1959-07-02 

Description: Schappe Motors, Inc., 819 East Washington Avenue, received a Quality Dealer award from Chrysler Motors Corporation. At the award ceremony are left to right...


Construction Site

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Elevated view of a building site with "O'Dea and Shafer, Engineers and Contractors" construction crew, crane and other equipment. On the photograph album b...

Date: 1958-12-07 

Description: A stubborn fire smoldered in the walls of the Kindschi Leather Company, 120 South Pinckney Street. The 80-year-old building, known as the Burrows building,...


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: 1960-02-25 

Description: Harold Keller holds a Fotoscope which indicates when engine oil needs changing.

Date:  date unknown

Description: An upside down Bancroft delivery truck. A man is standing just behind the front tires. On the right, a "Dane County Police Traffic" car can be seen behind...

Date: 1885 

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

Date: 1959-06-24 

Description: View of a Mid Century-style service station with two service bays and a sales room. Three gas pumps and the trunk of a car are visible and trees stand in...

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