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University Heights

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Elevated view of University Heights taken from the third floor of a home at 216 Campbell Street. Several residences can be seen in the view, including Prof...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A woman, Grace, smiles as she poses while standing in a sand pit near the intersection of Fish Hatchery Road and Park Street. A note on the back of the pho...


Doctor of Laffs

Date: 1930-09-27 

Description: Man in a tophat, suit, and cape holding a doctor's bag. His hat says "Doctor of Laffs".

Map or Atlas

Sanborn Map Detail

Date: 1908 

Description: A detail of a Sanborn map showing the area around North Franklin, North Blair and North Hancock Streets.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Aerial view of Vieth's Park subdivision on the north shore of Lake Mendota.

Date: 1908 

Description: The map reads: "Feb. 3, 1908." Oriented with north to the lower left. Lake Monona, Monona Bay, and Brittingham Park are labelled.

Date: 1917 before

Description: Watercolor, painted by Max Otto, of Main Hall (later renamed Bascom Hall) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The watercolor predates the 1917 fire tha...

Date: 1918 

Description: Street scene in front of the Park Hotel, on Main and Carroll Streets, showing “delegates going to the convention.”.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: View of an empty University of Wisconsin-Madison pharmacy laboratory.

Date: 1877 

Description: The Abiel E. Brooks House, built in 1853, with a family group posed on the lawn and porch. Identified (front row, left to right) are Mrs. Noah (Jane Ann) C...

Date: 1947 

Description: Elevated view of Bascom Hall terrace at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Lincoln Monument is near the front entrance.

Date: 1959-05-10 

Description: More than twelve people in their Sunday clothes gather in an open lot at Gilbert Road and Tolman Terrace to note the start of construction of their church...


Panorama of Madison

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Panoramic elevated view to the northwest from the Capitol Square.


Cows on Ice

Date: 1960-03-28 

Description: While en route from Oregon prison farm to Oscar Mayer and Co., three cows were frightened by an ambulance siren on the 700 block of West Washington Avenue...

Date: 1961-07 

Description: View from the corner of South Carroll and West Main streets looking north up Carroll Street at the Park Hotel.

Date: 1914-07-20 

Description: The bronze statue "Wisconsin," by Daniel Chester French, is hoisted to the top of the Wisconsin State Capitol dome.

Date: 1836 

Description: This map show plat of the city, local streets, block numbers, section lines, and canals. The map includes reference text: "Surveyor's office, Brown County...

Date: 1896 ca.

Description: Shows pipes of various sizes, hydrants with hydrant pressure, valves, wells, projected lines, and suction pipes. Differs from earlier versions by inclusion...

Map or Atlas

Madison Sanborn Map

Date: 1902 

Description: Madison Sanborn map, including Langdon and State Streets.

Date: 1955 

Description: Bus traveling down Mifflin Street on Capitol Square. Moseleys, Woldenbergs and Walgreen's Drugs can be seen on the right.

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