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Photograph

Pioneer town

Date: 1872 

Description: Distant view of the fledgling town showing a few log cabins, large tent buildings, saddled horses, pedestrians and a horse-drawn wagon.

Date: 1864 ca.

Description: "Siege of Vicksburg." An etching published by Johnson, Fry & Company from a painting by Chappel of the Union lines during the battle.

Map or Atlas

Dane County Courthouse

Date: 1889 

Description: Dane County Courthouse, begun in the fall of 1883 and finished in the spring of 1886. The cost, including equipment, was a little over $180,000.

Date: 1892 

Description: This map shows lot and block numbers and dimensions, some landownership, wards, railroads, streets, and mills. The map includes 5 plat additions that have...

Date: 1889 

Description: Elevated view of bridge crossing the wide Fox River, with the paper mill on the far side of the river, and a horse-drawn cart approaching the near side.

Photograph

State Normal School

Date: 1871 ca.

Description: A view of the campus at the State Normal School. Established in 1871, headed by George S. Albee. In the early years of the school, tuition was free to all...

Date: 1857 

Description: This map shows lots and streets and includes pencil manuscript notations on the front and certification statements on the reverse. The top left margin rea...

Photograph

Post Office

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Large building facing the front right corner. There is a small "Post Office" sign on the right side of the building, and a larger "FURNITURE" sign to the...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: External view of Benjamin Walker Castle, 1862-1893, 900 block East Gorham Street.

Photograph

Flood Damage

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: View of flood damage, showing wrecked buildings along the Wisconsin River waterfront.

Date: 1832 ca.

Description: People work in the garden at the Protestant Episcopal Mission Buildings.

Photograph

Durkee House

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: The Durkee house, residence of Charles Durkee.

Date: 1881 

Description: Darlington's first settlers arrived by 1826, attracted by the lead mines of the area. Arrival of the railroad in 1856 stimulated growth, and in 1857 the co...

Date: 1893-10 ca.

Description: Looking towards the Benjamin Walker Castle, 1862-1893 from the path leading up to the front entrance in the 900 block of East Gorham Street.

Date: 1882 ca.

Description: This map is ink and watercolor on paper and shows numbered plots, the public square, streets, Lake St. Croix and the Mississippi River.

Photograph

Surgeons' Quarters

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Front view of the Fort Howard surgeons' quarters.

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Stereoview of the Bradley & Metcalf building in the 300 block of East Water Street. On the corner first floor is Booth & Maynard's store which was located...

Photograph

Lodi

Date: 1870 

Description: Stereograph of Lodi, Wisconsin.

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: Small sailboats in Milwaukee Harbor with buildings on the far shoreline in the background. There is a large sign on a roof that readsin part: "L.J. Petit.....

Photograph

Peck Cabin

Date: 1837 ca.

Description: An amateur painting, probably representing the "first house in Madison, Wisconsin". The Peck Cabin, one of the many free variations on an original paintin...

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