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Date: 1959-08-22 

Description: Mayor Ivan Nestingen leads the parade of boats that opened the new Tenney Park lock on Saturday morning.

Date: 1958 after

Description: Photograph of a 1958 Chevy driving past Bergmann Prescription and Photo Center, located at 102 King Street. A man and a woman stand on opposite street corn...

Date: 1904 ca.

Description: This map shows numbered wards and plots, labelled streets, and parks in green.

Date: 1954 

Description: View of the corner of Carroll and West Main Streets downtown. The Park Hotel occupies the large building. The Prescription Pharmacy, the Park Hotel Barber...

Date: 1917 before

Description: Watercolor, painted by Max Otto, of Main Hall (later renamed Bascom Hall) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The watercolor predates the 1917 fire tha...

Map or Atlas

Madison Wisconsin

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: This map shows the western side of Madison, from Nakoma to the capitol. The map is oriented with north to upper right and the scale is indicated by quarter...

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: 1911 

Description: View across street of the M.E. Church, which is a one-story wood frame building with a weather vane on the steeple. There are tall windows on either side o...

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: 1953-05-16 

Description: Slightly elevated view taken from the Capitol Square looking down State Street. There is an unidentified marching group is coming up the middle of the stre...

Date: 1920 

Description: This map show an arboretum and wild life refuge in Madison, Wisconsin. The map shows color coded parcels "F" through "K" with acreages, as well as area aro...


Abandoned Barracks

Date: 1947 ca.

Description: Abandoned enlisted men's barracks at Truax Field.


Nighthawk Nest

Date: 1960-06-18 

Description: A mother nighthawk nests with her two hawk babies on the roof of an apartment building at 2610 Monroe Street. Neighborhood children spend hours watching th...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Elevated panoramic view of the isthmus from campus, looking east. The location of the photographer is unknown, but a railing is in the foreground. The larg...


Community Church

Date:  date unknown

Description: View across unpaved road of the Community Church. There are stained glass windows in an arch above the main entrance, and three more along the front. There...

Glimpses of African-American Life in the Midwest, 1865-1934

Read about three generations of a Midwestern African-American family.

Date: 1857 

Description: Lithograph of the Wisconsin State Capitol, surrounded by portraits of Wisconsin Statesmen. Governor Bashford hired the Madison architectural firm Kutzbock...

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: A group of unidentified men standing with a horse and wagon. The wagon is carrying a barrel of beer. The sign on the building in the background is an adver...

View a pictorial review of the Wisconsin State Fair from 1851 when it began.

Date: 1908-05-09 

Description: Kite aerial panoramic photograph of the central business district. In the distance is Lake Mendota. The fire damaged Wisconsin State Capitol is in the cent...

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