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Bascom Hall

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Cyanotype view from Bascom Hill of main entrance to Bascom Hall (formerly Main Hall) on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.


Winter Walk

Date: 1898 

Description: Alice and Eleanor Brown with their nurse in front of 121 East Gilman Street. The three houses in the photo are 125 East Gilman, 133 East Gilman and 139 Ea...

Date: 1861 date unknown

Description: Hand-drawn poster by S.W. Martin of the Civil War officers and men of the Kickapoo Rangers of the 12th Regiment, Company K. Above and to the left of the li...

Date: 1896 ca.

Description: This map shows a plat of the town, wards, buildings, the state capitol, local streets, railroads, and parts of Lake Mendota, Lake Monona, and Lake Wingra....

Date: 1865 after

Description: Studio portrait of General Lucius Fairchild, General E.S. Bragg, and General John Gibbon, all of the Iron Brigade. All three men wear an unidentified ribbo...

Map or Atlas

Sanborn Map

Date: 1892-03 

Description: Detail map including West Washington Avenue, West Main Street, West Wilson Street, and North and South Bedford Streets. Includes the Chicago, Milwaukee & S...

Date: 1884-04-06 before

Description: Front cover and menu of the restaurant at the Park Hotel, with an etching of a building with a steeple amidst many trees set against a circular frame ornam...

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: Winter view of the Wisconsin State Hospital For The Insane (Mendota Mental Health Institute).

Date: 1873 ca.

Description: Mrs. Robert B. (Alice Russell Hobbins) Porter posing for a waist-up formal portrait. She is wearing a light-colored lace dress with a lace headpiece. She i...


Old Mill Site

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: A tall smokestack stands beside the Yahara River where it flows out of Lake Mendota. Remnants of the foundation and supports of Farwell's Madison Mills are...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: View cross yard towards the front entrance to the castle. In front of the entrance, a man and woman sit on the steps leading to the castle.

Date: 1857 

Description: Draft newspaper editorial, "Our Railroad Prospects", written by former governor Leonard J. Farwell.

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: A cyanotype print of the Benjamin Walker Castle, 1862-1893 in the 900 block East Gorham Street, and the surrounding estate.

Date: 1885 

Description: Wisconsin State Capitol surrounded by seven miniature drawings of Madison images.

Date: 1867 ca.

Description: Carte-de-visite studio portrait of man posing on chair in front of a painted backdrop. He has a beard and is wearing a hat, jacket, and trousers.

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: Four men in front of tent in the woods. There is a man with a hatchet next to a clothesline between two trees. This is a Centennial encampment on the shore...


Camp Randall

Date: 1861 

Description: Christmas and New Years greeting card from Hosea W. Rood, presumably sent to his comrades of the 12th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, Company E, who had been...

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: View over Lake Monona with the Dane County Courthouse on the right.

Date: 1876-07-04 ca.

Description: Two men stand by a wagon on which is written "A.L. Dahl Landscape Photographer." The photographer stands on the left side of the view. The flag on the side...


Rustic Bridge

Date: 1893 

Description: A rustic bridge on Lake Mendota Drive.

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