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Memorial Day

Date: 1953-05-30 

Description: Elevated view looking down towards the corner of Carroll and Main Streets at one of the largest marching groups in the parade observing Memorial Day, the...

Historical Object

Wisconsin Thematic Panel 1-6

Date:  date unknown

Description: We've at least been able to conserve something if it's only the idea of conserving for conservation's sake
But the community interests ought to come fir...

Date: 1928-04-17 

Description: Howard Morey flying an airplane that advertised Pennco Oil, his distributorship of Waco airplanes, and his flying school. His diverse operations were typic...

Date: 1931 

Description: Leyda's Service Station on the corner of Park Street and Olin Avenue. This service station was a member of the Wadham's Oil and Grease Company chain of Mil...

Date: 1967 

Description: Watercolor painting of the State Historical Society headquarters building by Paul Duesler. This painting is associated with the 1967 building addition plan...


Duplex Houses

Date: 1961 

Description: Scene with duplex houses and clouds at sunset.

Date: 1945 

Description: View down side of railroad tracks towards commercial buildings. Two advertisements are painted on the side of the large brick building in the foreground.


Tenney Park

Date: 1954-10 

Description: A gravel path leads to a bridge in Tenney Park.

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: A building site with "O'Dea and Shafer, Engineers and Contractors" construction crew, crane and other equipment. On the photograph album binding on the lef...


Description: Children riding the carousel (merry-go-round) at Henry Vilas Zoo (Vilas Park Zoo), donated by the citizens of the Madison area. A stone bridge is in the ba...

Date: 1872 ca.

Description: Small sidewheel steam launches on Lake Monona.


Learning to Drive

Date: 1954-07-01 before

Description: Low angle view of student driver Carol Hansen seated at the steering wheel next to driving instructor and West High School physical education teacher, Will...

Date: 1953-06-15 

Description: "Johnny" Zeier, manager and coach of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Madison's Boys Baseball program. Zeier was a Softball Hall of Fame pitcher.

Date: 1958-12-07 

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

Date: 1903 

Description: Shows lot numbers and dimensions. "Issued May 31, 1903" -- Inscribed in ink. Oriented with north to the upper right. Includes text. Labelled streets are "R...

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Businesses located near the intersection of Park and Lakeside Streets, before Park Street was widened. Identified from left, Madison Do-Nut Kitchen, Valvol...

Map or Atlas


Date: 1855 ca.

Description: This map shows a plat of the city, local streets, numbered blocks and lots, university grounds, the capitol square, and parts of Third and Fourth Lakes (La...

Date: 1920 

Description: Shows wards and selected points of interest. Includes street index. Oriented with north to upper right.

Date: 1961-04-03 

Description: Fifty-one Wisconsin State Journal carriers are ready to board the bus to take them to Washington, D.C. for a four-day tour.

Date: 1959-04-04 

Description: U.W. sailors jump gun. These members of the University of Wisconsin Hoofers Club got tired of looking at ice-locked Lake Mendota and hauled their boats to...

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