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Photograph

William R. Smith

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of William R. Smith. He was born at the "Trappe," Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, in August of 1787. He came to Wisconsin in...

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: A ladder wagon of the Madison Fire Department races around corner of North Pinckney and East Main streets.

Date: 1872-02-22 before

Description: Menu of the banquet for the second reunion of the First Regiment of Wisconsin Infantry Volunteers. On the cover are ornamented initials and the type is imp...

Date: 1851 

Description: A watercolor view of Madison. Prominent on the left side of King Street is the Madison Hotel.

Date: 1861 ca.

Description: Shaded drawings with size dimensions for plans of "Tents used in Civil War."
Upper left, "18. ft diam 'SIBLEY' TENT."
Upper right, "18. ft diam HASK...

Date: 1863 ca.

Description: Black & white lithograph by Milwaukee lithographer Louis Kurz depicting the Madison Turners or Turnverein at a shooting party on the Madison lakefront. Th...

Date: 1861 ca.

Description: First block of East Main street photographed from the roof of the Wisconsin State Capitol building. Doty and Wilson street properties and Lake Monona are i...

Postcard

The Casino

Date: 1880 

Description: Monona Lake Assembly, The Casino. This structure, including the ice house and provision space, designed by Conover and Porter and built for $1700.00 in Jun...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Cyanotype view of side of boathouse on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.

Photograph

Chadbourne Hall

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: View from across road of four-story dormitory on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.

Date: 1899 

Description: Detail of several senators. The Senate was less crowded than the Assembly because of its small numbers, allowing a better glimpse of the floral carpet and...

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Exterior view from Lake Mendota of the boathouse on shoreline on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Behind the boathouse is the Armory (Red Gym or...

Photograph

Mrs. Roseline Peck

Date: 1874 before

Description: Waist-up portrait of Mrs. Roseline Peck, born 1808 - died 1898, the first white woman in Madison, Wisconsin. She was the wife of the first tavern keeper, E...

Poster

Fire Company

Date: 1857 ca.

Description: A lithographic portrait by Louis Kurz (1833-1921) of Madison Fire Engine Company #2 posed with a hand pumper and hose cart in front of the design of the ne...

Date: 1897 ca.

Description: Elevated view over Langdon Street of the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. South Hall, Music Hall, and Science Hall are visible. Bascom Hill and a ce...

Photograph

The State Bank

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: View of the State Bank located at 7-9 South Pinckney Street, near the intersection of East Washington Avenue.

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: Old Abe, eagle mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, perched at the end of a cannon looking left with the American flag in the background. Serve...

Photograph

William P. Ruggles

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of William P. Ruggles. He was born in Barre, Massachusetts, in February of 1807. Ruggles came to Wisconsin on July 3, 1836,...

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: 1891 before

Description: Chromolithograph of the third Wisconsin State Capitol with a U.S. flag atop the dome. The colored illustration was produced by the Milwaukee Lithography an...

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