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Historical Object

Memorandum and Account Book

Date: 1845 

Description: Diary and account book kept by Nicolaus C. Duerst.

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: Mr. and Mrs. H. Schildhauer and Louis and Henry Harder stand near a large tree and rest from a bike ride on Mendota Drive.

Drawing

Astor House

Date: 1835 ca.

Description: Rough sketch of the Astor house made from memory.

Photograph

Ferdinand Hotz

Date: 1888 ca.

Description: Quarter-length portrait of the photographer Ferdinand Hotz (March 14, 1868 - December 28, 1946) as a young man. He wears a fine suit and a single pearl stu...

Date: 1894-06-08 

Description: A man and woman fish at the base of a large rock formation.

Photograph

School Class

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: School class with twenty-six girls, ten boys and male teacher in center.

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: Quite possibly this is the "View of Guard Tent and Guard" listed in the "Centennial Views of the City of Madison, July 4th, 1876. Views of Chicago Light Gu...

Date: 1897 ca.

Description: F.D. Eyerley crouches down to give his daughter a kiss. A bicycle is propped against a wooden fence which runs the perimeter of the front yard of the West...

Date: 1897 ca.

Description: View of Alma from the Mississippi River, with wing dam on right.

Date: 1889 ca.

Description: Elevated view of Washington Street and the Fox River and buildings nearby.

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Second Sacred Heart Polish Catholic Church.

Date: 1887-11 

Description: Group portrait of German painters relaxing in the studio of the American Panorama Company, during a break from painting the Jerusalem cyclorama depicting t...

Date: 1860 after

Description: An aunt, Mary, finds two boys, Johnny and Joe, fighting. One boy is an obvious loser. The text below reads: "Mary. Why, Johnny, what have you been doing?...

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: Three men on shoreline of Lake Mendota, one wearing a military uniform like those worn during the 1876 Centennial Celebrations in Madison. The location app...

Date: 1896 

Description: Bird's-eye map of Darlington. Area bordered by Washington and North Streets, upper left hand corner, the fairgrounds, upper right corner, River Street, bot...

Date: 1856 

Description: This map is ink and watercolor on tracing paper and shows plat of city, local streets, block numbers, topography, several buildings, and includes an explan...

Date: 1875 

Description: Exterior of the front and east side of the Bennett Studio when it was new, showing the skylight and the revolving print house. There is a large windmill be...

Photograph

St. Croix Log Jam

Date: 1886 

Description: Log jam on the St. Croix River at the Head of the Dalles. The jam was about five miles long, and 50,000,000 board feet of white pine was piled up.

Painting

Chippewa Falls

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: Painting depicting Chippewa Falls and the first sawmill on the Chippewa River, built by Jean Brunet. The residence of H.S. Allen, one of the owners of the...

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Young man on a horse-drawn McCormick mower in a field.

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