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Date: 1875 ca.

Description: View down hill towards "Diamond Jo" steamboat docked on the shoreline of the Mississippi River while goods are being loaded onto the steamboat.

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: Caption reads, "Sam D. Conant at cottage." A woman sits on the boardwalk and looks at the child.


Description: Half plate ambrotype of William D. Ash and his family. Left to right: 1. Helen Mar, later Mrs. E.P. Lamb in Roberts, Wis. 2. William H. Ash, later of Rober...

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: Albert Weise's residence, with wooden sidewalk, and two kids standing on the front porch posing for the photographer.

Date: 1864 ca.

Description: A geological map of Wisconsin that shows the locations of different rock deposits such as limestone, sandstone, shale, plutonic and the Penokee Iron Range....


Battle Hollow

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: The site of the encounter between Black Hawk and his followers and General Henry.


Nathaniel Dean

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Seated oval portrait of Nathaniel Dean (1817-1880). Dean was a prominent early Madison businessman and political leader.

Date: 1877 ca.

Description: H.A. Prensor and J.A. Ottesen and their families leaving the home of R. Daniel Rickelsen in Lodi.

Date: 1899-07-16 

Description: Bennett family on beach at High Rock. Ashley and Helen are in the boat, Miriam and Ruth are standing on the beach, and Mrs. Bennett is sitting on the beach...


Henry M. Barnes

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Henry M. Barnes. He was born in Bedford, New Hampshire, in 1818, and came to Wisconsin Territory in 1834.

Date: 1873 

Description: A map of the township of Montrose from the "Atlas of Dane County."

Date: 1832 ca.

Description: Sih-Chida and Mahchsi-Karehde, Mandan Indians.


Lake Terraces

Date: 1850 

Description: View of Lake Superior shoreline with terraces leading to the beach. A canoe can be seen on the beach.


Well-Dressed Group

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: A group of well-dressed men and a dog pose in a forested area.

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: A man is driving a horse-drawn mower down a path on a park or estate grounds. Another man leans against a slender tree. Both are wearing hats, white shirts...

Book or Pamphlet

Farwell's Madison Mills

Date: 1851 

Description: Engraving of the five-story tall mill erected at the outlet of the Yahara Creek by Leonard J. Farwell. This engraving appears in Statistics of Dane County,...

Date: 1876 

Description: View, from above, of what may be the G. Gullockson farmstead. A frame house with people in front is in the left foreground with a pond on the right.


Description: Winter scene with three men and a dog on railroad tracks, also a man in the far background. Two of the men are up on the snowbanks with shovels. "The Grand...

Date: 1858 

Description: Panoramic sketch of State Street between North and South Halls on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Published in Frank Leslie's Illustrate Newsp...

Date: 1889 

Description: Color lithograph cover illustration on the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company catalog. Shows a Persian horseman on the side of a cliff looking down upon...

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