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Monona Academy

Date: 1877 ca.

Description: In the foreground stands the Monona Academy and in the background the Norwegian Lutheran Seminary, housed in the octagonal former Soldiers' and Orphans' ho...

Date: 1899-03-15 

Description: Detail of the Assembly Chamber photograph focusing on the journalists seated near the front of the room. During the 19th century, coverage of Capitol news...

Photograph

William N. Seymour

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of William N. Seymour. He was born in Broome County, New York on April 22, 1808. Seymour came to Madison, Wisconsin, in May...

Date: 1876 ca.

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

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: 1861 date unknown

Description: Hand-drawn poster by S.W. Martin of the Civil War officers and men of the Kickapoo Rangers of the 12th Regiment, Company K. Above and to the left of the li...

Date: 1855 

Description: Part of George Harrison's "Map of the City of Madison," showing the development of the isthmus and the small size of the second Capitol (54' x 104') in com...

Date: 1860 

Description: Oval portrait of Wisconsin Senate Clerks. Standing in back is J.H. Warren. Seated from left to right are J.B. Selby, Mr. Wright, Willard Merrill, G.M. Powe...

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Levi P. Drake

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Levi P. Drake. He was born in Herkimer County, New York on September 17, 1812, and emigrated to Wisconsin on May 25, 1826.

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: Interior of State Historical Society of Wisconsin during construction. Image shows bricks used in the building and workers.

Date: 1869-01-23 ca.

Description: Second Ward School with a teacher and students in the schoolyard.

Date: 1873 after

Description: Ellsworth Block on North Pinckney Street between East Washington and East Mifflin Streets as seen from the Capitol Park. Visible storefronts include the D...

Date: 1873 ca.

Description: A family poses in a yard around a table. The grandmother appears to have an embroidery hoop in her lap. In the background on the right is a grindstone. Fur...

Date: 1868 

Description: Stereograph of view from the Capitol looking southwest by south. In the foreground are the Capitol Park, the First Baptist Church on Carroll Street; and be...

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Sarah B. Winn house on South Henry Street. The house is decoratively painted in two tones which are divided by a string course between...

Date: 1861 

Description: A hand-drawn poster, produced by S.W. Martin's Writing Academy of Madison, listing the officers and men of the 1st Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry,...

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Capitol Fence

Date: 1868 ca.

Description: Winter view of the snow-covered pathway and trees around the Capitol Park. A wooden fence ran along the inside of the path and a hitching rail for horses...

Photograph

Leonard J. Farwell

Date: 1860 

Description: Leonard J. Farwell (1819-1889), Madison businessman-promoter and Wisconsin's only Whig governor (1852-1854). When this salted paper portrait was taken, Fa...

Date: 1858 

Description: Advertisement for the Madison Water Cure and Electro-Hydrogienic Institute, formerly the Lakeside Water-Cure.

Date: 1893-10 ca.

Description: An exterior view of the rear elevation of the Benjamin Walker Castle, 1862-1893 in the 900 block of East Gorham Street.

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