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Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Elevated exterior view of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Washburn Observatory.

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: A woman wearing a hat, high-collared blouse, jacket, and long skirt sits in a rowboat while rowing a small boat, presumably on Lake Mendota. A cat sits at...

Date: 1899-04-24 

Description: Partial view of a boathouse at the foot of North Carroll Street, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built for the city of Madison. The University of Wiscon...


Lake Monona

Date: 1894 ca.

Description: Man in a rowboat on Lake Monona with view of the city in the background.

Date: 1896 ca.

Description: Two boys, Verne and Fay Canon, pose outdoors. Verne sits in a small tree and rests his feet on the front tire of a bicycle, while Fay stands and rests his...

Date: 1889-08-02 

Description: View looking east down 100 block of East Gilman Street, from the intersection of East Gilman and North Pinckney Streets. The Mears House, 116 East Gilman,...

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: "View of the Capitol, with all the Flags" one of four "Different Views of Parades in the Streets" identified in Dahl's 1877 "Catalogue of Stereoscopic View...

Date: 1887-10-08 

Description: Elevated view of parade celebrating President Grover Cleveland's visit, coming up King Street to the Wisconsin State Capitol from the East Madison Depot. T...

Date: 1857 

Description: An actor in an Indian headdress and jewelry for performance of "Black Hawk, or Lily of the Prairie," a drama written by Mary Elizabeth Mears and presented...

Date: 1899 

Description: These two maps of Madison and the Four Lakes region show the site of the Teachers Country Club on Lake Monona, the lakes and the Catfish or Yahara River, f...

Date: 1868 ca.

Description: William Thomas Fish, who served as Madison's fire chief, 1867-1868. Although posed for a formal studio portrait, Fish is wearing his uniform and hat and h...

Date: 1877 

Description: Detail of Franz Anton Neuhauser from a composite photograph of the Wisconsin Assembly.

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: A two-story gallery of the Historical Society in the Wisconsin State Capitol, with captured Confederate army flags on display. This photograph was taken in...

Date: 1889 ca.

Description: View of the S.L Sheldon Company Warehouse and Office. Outside of the building, there is a bustling street filled with pedestrians and horse-drawn vehicles....


Botkin House

Date: 1894-05 ca.

Description: The Botkin house at the corner of Fairchild Street and Washington Avenue.

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: Office of the State Board of Control of Wisconsin Reformatory, Charitable and Penal Institutions in the third Wisconsin State Capitol.

Date: 1868 

Description: The wooden fence surrounding the Capitol Park. On the right is the railing at which horses were hitched, and some newly-planted trees. This view looks nor...

Date: 1894 ca.

Description: An elevated view of a Decoration Day parade, near what appears to be Capitol Park. A small crowd gathers at the edge of the street to view a military band...

Date: 1890 

Description: Advertisement for Madison Hospital, 413-415 South Baldwin Street. Also known as the Gill & Boyd Hospital, opened in 1889 and existed for just a few years.


Capitol (Third)

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: The third Wisconsin State Capitol (second in Madison), surrounded by trees. When construction on the capitol was completed in 1868, the structure measured...

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