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Date: 1876-02-07 

Description: Certification from J.O. Barrett that the centennial photograph of Old Abe is truly him. The certification includes a signature from the governor.

Date: 1855 

Description: Plan of the Senate Chamber for the second Wisconsin State Capitol (the first in Madison), showing the seating arrangement.

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: View from the Wisconsin State Capitol looking south. Lake Monona is to the left, and West Washington Avenue is on the right. The Dane County Courthouse on...

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: Mrs. H. and Edward Schildhauer rest on a large tree limb near lake Mendota. They are, presumably, resting from a bike ride along Mendota Drive.

Drawing

University Hall

Date: 1885-08-30 

Description: Pencil on paper drawing of large building set on hill with row of trees on left, and single tree on right. Central building has four stories below high dom...

Date: 1861 

Description: Soldiers of the 3rd Wisconsin Artillery at Camp Randall man a cannon on wheels while other men on foot and on horseback follow.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: A view of the rear entrance to the Benjamin Walker castle (ca. 1862-1893) and its surrounding backyard, 900 block East Gorham Street.

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: An interior view of Mrs. Hutchin's house. The Victorian-style interior consists of patterned wallpaper and area rugs, a fireplace, framed pictures and vari...

Photograph

Henry Merrell

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Henry Merrell. He was born in Utica, New York, and came to Wisconsin in May of 1834. Merrell settled at Fort Winnebago.

Date: 1872 ca.

Description: Front view of the Wisconsin State Hospital for the Insane (Mendota Mental Health Institute), a large stone building five stories high with a porthole windo...

Date: 1883 

Description: The third Wisconsin State Capitol after the unfinished South Wing collapsed on November 8, 1883. Defective workmanship and shoddy construction materials ca...

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: Wisconsin State Hospital for the Insane designed by Stephen V. Shipman (Mendota Mental Health Institute).

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: View from Main Hall (later Bascom Hall) on the University of Wisconsin campus. North Hall is in the foreground. Behind it is Langdon Street and, in the d...

Date: 1896 ca.

Description: This map shows a plat of the town, wards, buildings, the state capitol, local streets, railroads, and parts of Lake Mendota, Lake Monona, and Lake Wingra....

Photograph

The Eyerley Family

Date: 1897 ca.

Description: F.D. Eyerley sits with his wife and his daughter on the front stoop of their home on West Johnson Street. They are reading from a book. A small, wicker roc...

Photograph

Alice Brown

Date: 1899 

Description: Alice Brown in the Fred & Annie Brown house, 121 East Gilman Street.

Date: 1857 

Description: This map is ink and pencil on tracing paper. The map shows plats of a western section of Madison. The lakes are labeled "Fourth Lake", "Third Lake" and "La...

Date: 1897 ca.

Description: Three men, identified from left to right as Mr. Schildhauer, Mr. Parker, and Mr. Potter, at the Internal Revenue Office. The men are gathered around a larg...

Photograph

Ole Bull Residence

Date: 1872 ca.

Description: Ole Bull Residence, 130 East Gilman Street. The family is playing croquet on the lawn. Later, the house was known as the Thorp House. It became the state's...

Photograph

Atwood Children

Date: 1864 before

Description: Mary Louise Atwood and Elizabeth Gordon Atwood Vilas, the daughters of David Atwood, the founding publisher of the Wisconsin State Journal.

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