Date: 1880 ca.

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


Street Sprinkler

Date:  date unknown

Description: Elevated view of man filling a street sprinkler or "water wagon" pulled by two horses near the intersection of First and Main Streets.


Juda Street Scene

Date: 1929 

Description: View down a street lined with shops and cars. The storefronts include Frank's Place and the Cozy Corner Cafe.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: A business map of Wisconsin, showing railroads, counties, cities, villages, rivers, lakes, and electric lines. Additional areas also included in the map ar...

Date: 1959 

Description: Color postcard of an aerial view of town. There is a lake in the background in the upper left.

Date: 1947 

Description: This map of Ashland is a cadastral map showing some rural landowners and includes index to points of interest. The map shows roads, railroads, parks, cemet...

Date: 1915 

Description: An elevated view of the city.


Lexington Market

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: People posing at the Lexington Market.

Date: 1906 

Description: Watercolor painting of the Yahara River at Lake Monona, with trees in the background and wetlands in the foreground.

Date: 1893 

Description: Elevated view of Ferris wheel and midway at the Columbian Exposition viewed from Hotel Epworth.

Date: 1925 

Description: View looking down street with cars parked along the curb. There is a team of horses with a carriage on the right.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Interior view of St. John's-in-the-Wilderness Episcopal Church, looking towards the altar.


Memorial Union

Date: 1929 

Description: Terrace at the Memorial Union on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Pedestrians are walking along the shoreline of Lake Mendota. The University of...


Dog on Sidewalk

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: A large dog stands on a wooden sidewalk in a residential neighborhood.


New Fane

Date: 1932 ca.

Description: Looking west along County Trunk Highway SS (now CTH DD) from the hill east of the New Fane School. The brick school, with its bell tower and widow's walk,...

Date: 1910 

Description: Shows existing and proposed parks, railroads, and marshes in a color coded key. "Contour interval 20 feet." Lake Wingra, Lake Mendota, and Lake Monona are...


Portage Canal

Date: 1962 ca.

Description: The Portage Canal between the Wisconsin and Fox Rivers, from the highway 51 crossing near the center of the city.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Fountain surrounded by a path and trees. A lamp post is in the right foreground and buildings are visible in the background. Written in cursive is, "With l...

Date: 1964-07-04 

Description: Two children with a tricycle and a bicycle, and one boy in a Mexican cowboy costume, pose at the edge of the street in front of a home, next to a mailbox....

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: A view east along the north shore of Lake Monona, with Madison's east side industrial area in the background. The Deering Harvester Company is identified b...

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