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Date: 1899 

Description: Halle Steensland poses in his lavishly decorated library at his house on 315 North Carroll Street.

Date: 1893 

Description: A game room with chairs, a pool table, a rack for cue sticks, and a table with checker board and deck of cards is available for patients' recreation at the...

Date: 1890 after

Description: Quarter-length vignetted formal portrait of Thomas Aquinas O'Dea, wearing a suit, vest and necktie. He was born September 11th, 1869 and died March 9th, 19...

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....


Captain Chapman

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Captain Chapman.

Date: 1872 ca.

Description: View from the path leading to the entrance of the Wisconsin State Hospital for the Insane (Mendota Mental Health Institute).

Date: 1868 

Description: Stereoview of the Wisconsin State Capitol, without dome.

Date: 1853 ca.

Description: Possibly the Atwood/Buck-Neckerman House at 210-214 (208-212?) Monona Avenue, early view. Built by David Atwood and his partner Royal Buck as a double hous...


Spooner Residence

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: View of the Spooner residence on the south corner of Wilson and Carroll Streets. This residence was home to John C., Phil H. and Roger Spooner. On the porc...

Date: 1885 

Description: Illustration of people standing in front of the popular tourist resort Tonyawatha House from a book of two-tone lithograph views of Madison. About 1885 the...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Looking south from the capitol dome of the Wisconsin State Capitol, the view is of West Main Street bound by South Hamilton Street and Monona Avenue (now M...


Mapleside Home

Date: 1878 ca.

Description: Mapleside, the home built by Able Dunning in 1853 on what is now University Avenue. It was razed in 1970 to make way for a Burger King restaurant.

Date: 1865 

Description: Vignetted carte-de-visite portrait of Sarah Fairchild Dean Conover, the daughter of Jairus Fairchild and the sister of Governor Lucius Fairchild. Sarah ma...

Date: 1859 ca.

Description: An illustration of the Capital House, from the 1858-1859 Madison City Directory. The first-class hotel opened in 1853, was later bought by L.B. Vilas and c...

Date: 1858-11-20 

Description: Panoramic sketch of the first Wisconsin State Fair held in Madison with large tents, fire companies, side-shows, and performances that drew thousands of vi...


Law Building

Date: 1893 

Description: View across Bascom Hill of building on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.


The Botkin House

Date: 1894 

Description: The Botkin House, on the corner of Fairchild Street and Washington Avenue.

Date: 1866 ca.

Description: Group of Ho Chunk Indians that visited Governor Lucius Fairchild. Names, (standing), Dandy, holding a long stemmed pipe, (Four-Leg's son), (seated) Wau-So-...

Date: 1894 ca.

Description: A young girl poses on a rustic wooden bridge in the woods.

Date: 1861 

Description: Soldiers of the 3rd Wisconsin Artillery at Camp Randall man a cannon on wheels while other men on foot and on horseback follow.

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