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Photograph

Plankinton House

Date: 1880 before

Description: Stereograph. The Plankinton House is in the near foreground across the street. A sign for Little Dry Goods, 105, is on the left, above a horse-drawn cart.

Date: 1898 

Description: Outdoor class group portrait of the 5th and 6th grades of Muscoda Public School. An "X" marks Emma Schmitt (the future Mrs. Sherwin Gillett). Boys kneel in...

Postcard

Railroad Depot

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Railroad depot with train approaching the station.

Date: 1860 after

Description: General Winfield Scott is chopping down a tall tree with an ax. Eight frightened men cling to the upper limbs. Caption below reads, "The downfall of Secess...

Date: 1848 

Description: This map shows the township and range system in southern and eastern Wisconsin as well as along the Wisconsin River in present-day Marathon, Portage, and W...

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: The front (top) and back (bottom) of a promotional card created to attract farmers to the agricultural land in northern Wisconsin. The card features an ima...

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Storefront view of the Theodore F. Dresen jewelry store at 216 State Street. Two employees, one possibly being Theodore Dresen, stand at the storefront.

Date: 1871 ca.

Description: Stereoview. In the right background is the building of the Trade Reporter newspaper at the corner of Main and High Streets; across the street from it is J....

Date: 1862 

Description: Lithographed poster listing officers and men, most notably Colonel Cadwallader C. Washburn.

Date: 1873 ca.

Description: A family is gathered in a yard playing croquet. Nearby a child sits on a rocking horse and holds onto a small wagon. Behind that are some women and another...

Date: 1870 before

Description: View of a lumber hooker ship at dock on the Root River. The 4th St. bridge spans the river at center. The Racine Woolen Mill is visible at right behind the...

Date: 1861 

Description: Shows townships and sections, landowners, and woodlands. Includes inset maps of Monroe, Brodhead, Albany, Cadiz, Decatur, Dayton, Clarence, Springfield, Tw...

Book or Pamphlet

Farwell Real Estate Ad

Date: 1855 

Description: Advertisment of Leonard J. Farwell from the 1855 Madison City Directory for the real estate property he had for sale. At the time Farwell was the largest...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: View across street towards the F.A. Averbeck Company, a jewelry and clock shop, and Cronin's Restaurant, on the corner of Main and South Pinckney Streets....

Date: 1895 

Description: Everetta and Cary Bass in a horse-drawn carriage with an unidentified woman. Behind them is a fence, trees, and a field.

Date: 1874 ca.

Description: Family of nine seated in front yard of brick house that has fan window on third floor, door trim and vines surrounding porch.

Photograph

School Class

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: School class with twenty-six girls, ten boys and male teacher in center.

Date: 1848 

Description: Wisconsin became the thirtieth state in 1848. Drawn that same year, this map shows township lines, roads, villages, mills, railroads, prairies, swamps, ca...

Print

Park Hotel

Date: 1889 

Description: Park Hotel from a map in the manuscripts division.

Date: 1875 

Description: Corner of Mitchell and S. 5th Street. The twin towered building seen today was completed in 1873.

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