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Date: 1948-09-12 

Description: Governor Oscar Rennebohm standing at the podium before a crowd as he auctions off an article at the West Side Business Men's Association auction on Odana R...

Historical Object

Paul Vanderbilt Pairing 67

Date:  date unknown

Description: On the map it shows the turkey buzzards circling overhead
to tell us who we are and what the odds.
Don't count;
a promise is no more than just a s...

Date: 1896 

Description: Tree-lined State Street from Bascom Hill on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Traffic on State Street includes a well-dressed gentlemen on horseb...


View of Madison

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: View of Madison from the Old Assembly Grounds, across Lake Monona. Trees frame the view of the lake, on which boaters visible.

Date: 1896-08-27 

Description: View from rocky shoreline of Turvill's new sailboat tied to a dock. A women is standing on the narrow wooden dock. A man is standing in the sailboat, with...

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: The corner of West Main and South Carroll Streets with businesses and horse-drawn wagons. Building at the corner is the Fox Block built in 1856, renamed Y...


Bascom Hall

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Exterior of Bascom Hall (formerly Main Hall) on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. One wing added to the hall on the left.


MGM Trackless Train

Date: 1945-08 

Description: The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer "Trackless Train" turning onto North Carroll Street from West Mifflin Street. The "Trackless Train" was on a tour from New York to...


Turvill Marsh

Date: 1899 

Description: View over section of Turvill Marsh towards trees. On the far right in the background are what may be railroad tracks.

Date: 1898-10 

Description: A detail of a Sanborn map including Lake Front and Lake Lawn areas by Langdon Street.


Description: View from lawn of College of Agriculture on a hill on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. On the left is Hiram Smith Hall.


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: 1948-05-28 

Description: Wisconsin Centennial Parade near the Wisconsin State Capitol. A float of a Viking ship is being pulled by a vehicle decorated as a fish, "the Spirit of Sca...

Date: 1948-06-16 

Description: Several members of Local 311, Madison Firemen's union, are posed around Dick Lerwick, whom the union is sponsoring in the 1948 Soap Box Derby. Kneeling Ed...

Date: 1955-07-24 

Description: The Soap Box Derby held on East Washington Avenue leading from the Wisconsin State Capitol. Shown are two of the more than 100 racers crossing the finish l...

Date: 1929-08-07 

Description: A Texaco service station located on the corner of University Avenue and Lake Street. The station replaced a home laundry service pictured in a 1927 McVicar...

Date: 1906 

Description: State Street with torn up streetcar lines, looking east from Park Street.


Lost in Madison

Date: 1965 ca.

Description: A family of travelers in a convertible asks directions of a gasoline attendant at a rest stop near Madison.

Date: 1939-01-01 

Description: Two men fill the gas tanks of a car and truck at Jack D. Taylor's Super Service Station, 751-753 Williamson Street. This Art deco style building is located...

Date: 1919 ca.

Description: View across street towards the Piper Brothers bakery, which faced the Wisconsin State Capitol on the corner of E. Mifflin and N. Pinckney Streets. This tru...

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