Date: 1907-08 ca.

Description: The dismantling of the dome of the third Wisconsin State Capitol began with the removal of the 32-foot flagpole. The eagle at the top of the pole was an 1...

Date: 1948 ca.

Description: Aerial view of Camp Randall Stadium and Field House.


Old Water Tower

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: East Washington Avenue from the Capitol Park with a view of the water tower, which stood from 1890 to 1920.

Date: 1919-10-25 

Description: Exterior of an International Harvester Company branch house building at 301 South Blount Street.

Date: 1911 

Description: View across street of the M.E. Church, which is a one-story wood frame building with a weather vane on the steeple. There are tall windows on either side o...

Date: 1857 

Description: This map is ink and pencil on tracing paper. The map shows plats of a western section of Madison. The lakes are labeled "Fourth Lake," "Third Lake" and "La...

An intimate look at family, architecture, interiors and fashion in Victorian Wisconsin between 1885 and 1900

Learn about the lives of upper-middle class Wisconsinites in the Victorian period between 1885 and 1900.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Elevated panoramic view of the isthmus from campus, looking east. The location of the photographer is unknown, but a railing is in the foreground. The larg...


Automobile Accident

Date: 1958-11-03 

Description: An automobile rests on the sidewalk after running into the Wolff, Kubly & Hersig hardware store window at 30 North Carroll Street.

Date: 1918-08 

Description: Man with a shovel standing in a ditch in front of two graves discovered on Bascom Hill during preparation to place the Abraham Lincoln monument circle. The...


View of Madison

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: View of Madison in the far distance taken from the third floor of a home at 216 Campbell Street, in University Heights. There is a power line suspended in...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Photographic postcard of a man, woman and young girl posing in their Buick convertible in front of the Matthew Witt Photographic Studio. Another woman stan...

Date: 1931-06 

Description: Henry Esser stands on the step in front of Koltes & Esser Hardware in the 300 block of West Lakeside Street. Fencing, garbage cans, a hose reel and lawn mo...

Date: 1885 

Description: A detail of a Sanborn map including Catfish Creek and Westport Road by Lake Mendota.

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: View of the University of Wisconsin's Pharmaceutical Garden, at University Farms, College Hills.

Date: 1908 

Description: A detail of a Madison Sanborn map that includes the University of Wisconsin Boat House, UW Gymnasium & Armory (The Red Gym), fraternity houses, and the YMC...

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...

Date: 1861-11-11 

Description: Panoramic view of Madison from Main Hall, now Bascom Hall, on the University of Wisconsin campus. North Hall, South Hall, and a portion of the grass in fro...

Date: 1914-07-20 

Description: A crane places the gilded bronze statue, "Wisconsin," by Daniel Chester French, on top of the Wisconsin State Capitol dome.

Date: 1959-01-17 

Description: View of the front of a fire-damaged commercial building at 3205 East Washington Avenue with two fire fighters, two hoses, and a ladder nearby. The signage...

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