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Date: 1855 

Description: Map of the city of Madison, Dane County, published by George Harrison, surveyed and drawn by P. McCabe, and engraved by J.H. Colton & Co., New York. In add...

Date: 1874 

Description: This 1873 map covers the northern halves (Towns 11 and 12) of Washington and Ozaukee counties. Shown are the township and range grid, towns, sections, citi...

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the First Congregational Church.


Portage Canal

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Steamboats docked in the Portage Canal, which was hand dug beginning in 1849 and completed in 1851. There are industrial buildings on either side of the ca...

Date: 1881 

Description: Composite photograph of the Wisconsin Senate Clerks around a photograph of the Wisconsin State Capitol.


Fire Company Wagon

Date: 1868 ca.

Description: The first ladder wagon of Capitol Hook and Ladder Company #1 posed at the corner of Pinckney and Main streets to show off the length of the wagon and the 4...


Pinckney Street

Date: 1874 before

Description: Pinckney Street in Madison.

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: Elevated view of a man operating a horse-drawn mower on the grounds of an estate. A pond with lily pads and a gazebo are in the foreground, and a house is...


Axtell House

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Axtell House, located at Walker's point on the corner of S. Water and Ferry Streets. There are pedestrians on the bridge over the river.

Date: 1867 

Description: Engraving of the McCormick Reaper Works as it appeared in 1867. The factory was located on the north bank of the Chicago River, east of the Rush Street bri...


Wills Old House

Date: 1899-12 

Description: View of the old Will homestead. The home retains the original Pommer Fachwerk.

Date: 1848 ca.

Description: Sketch of the Madison Women's Seminary on the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and East Johnson. The Madison Female Academy was a 19th century school for girls w...

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: A chain and posts border the yard of the lighthouse, which is attached to a two-story house.

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: Newhouse family in yard under large tree, with frame house that has latticework siding on the front porch as well as a Hekla sign, indicating that the hous...

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Bird's-eye map of Waupun on the Rock River. There is an inset at top center of "Althouse, Wheeler & Co., Windmills and Pumps."


Opera House

Date: 1892 ca.

Description: Opera house with a man high up on a telephone pole in front of the building.

Date: 1856 

Description: View looking west from Lake Michigan with several steam ships and sailing vessels in harbor. There is a lighthouse to left of center, along shoreline.


Ingram Block

Date: 1896 

Description: Corner view of the Ingram block, which contained the public library.

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: A pasture is in the foreground with a brick house, barn and connected outbuildings behind it.

Date: 1863 

Description: Photographic postcard of a stagecoach pulled by four horses in the road in front of a harness shop. Two men sit in the upper seat. A handful of people stan...

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