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Young Old Abe

Date: 1861 ca.

Description: Carte-de-visite of Old Abe, the Wisconsin war eagle on a perch. The adolescent bird still has partially brown head feathers. The card appears to have a s...

Date: 1854 

Description: Broadside announcing the 1854 opening lecture of the Madison Institute, a private library and civic forum, on December 11, 1854, in the First Baptist Churc...

Date: 1857-07-17 

Description: A stock certificate of the Watertown and Madison Railroad Company, one share #85, issued to Darwin Clark for the sum of $50.00. This was signed by the rail...

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Built as the John E, Kendall house in 1855. It was the George and Mary Storer house, 104 East Gilman Street, when this photo was taken.

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Stereograph of the Fairchild Residence, 302 Monona Avenue, at the intersection of Wilson Street. It was built around 1850 by Jarius C. Fairchild, Madison'...


Science Hall

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Elevated view along Langdon Street towards Science Hall on Bascom Hill at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. On the opposite side of Bascom Hill is Music...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Detail of the photograph of the Third Capitol showing the North Wing addition completed in 1883. Designed by D.R. Jones, the North and South additions were...

Date: 1896 ca.

Description: Mrs. Elsie Stevens poses on a path by a lake while riding a horse. Possibly on the University of Wisconsin-Madison drive (present-day Lakeshore path).


George W. Peck

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: Studio portrait of George W. Peck standing next to a chair.

Date: 1898 after

Description: Exterior view of front of Main Hall (now Bascom Hall) on University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. A person with a tripod is on the hill in front of the hal...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Horse-drawn fire wagon in front of several brick buildings, including the Capitol Publishing building, near the water tower. The man driving the wagon may...

Date: 1899 

Description: Third Wisconsin State Capitol, the second in Madison, as seen from East Washington Avenue.

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: A hose wagon of the Madison fire department races around the corner of North Pinckney and East Main streets. A dog is chasing the wagon.


Bascom Hill

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Elavated view across Bascom Hill on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, with tree-lined paths. Bascom Hall (formerly Main Hall) is on top of the hi...


Park Hotel

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: The Park Hotel, located on the Capitol Square.

Date: 1851 

Description: Plat map of the Town of Madison (Township 7N, Range 9E), from Volume 4, Federal Survey Plat Books.

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: Office of the State Board of Control, Wisconsin Reformatory, Charitable and Penal Institutions in the third Wisconsin State Capitol.

Date: 1865 ca.

Description: South Wisconsin Avenue and West Main Street. Lake Monona is in the background and the Lucius Fairchild and David Atwood houses are at the upper left. The r...

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: The Flom Hotel or American House, 323 East Main Street, at the corner of South Hancock Street. The Vilas House, whose conveyance stands in front, was a ri...

Date: 1868 before

Description: View up Wisconsin Avenue showing City Hall with the Post Office to the right. Also visible is the Presbyterian Church.

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