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Breese Stevens Home

Date: 1886 

Description: The Breese Stevens home.


Actress as Indian

Date: 1857 

Description: A woman dressed in Indian headwrap with feather, wrapped in a blanket, for a performance of "Black Hawk, or Lily of the Prairie," written by Mary Elizabeth...

Date: 1894 ca.

Description: Caption from photograph: "Proposed site of library building. Wis[consin] Histor[ical] Soc[iety].--looking N.W. Building would occupy place now covered by t...


Stuffed Old Abe

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: "Old Abe", eagle mascot of the 8th Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. After his death in 1881 he was stuffed, mounted, and put in the Capitol museum....

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: 1885-08 

Description: Pencil on paper; wood clapboard house behind fallen fence with open gate. Three trees, small outbuilding with one-sided roof, a large tub and other equipm...


William P. Ruggles

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of William P. Ruggles. He was born in Barre, Massachusetts, in February of 1807. Ruggles came to Wisconsin on July 3, 1836,...

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: Wisconsin State Hospital for the Insane (Mendota Mental Health Institute).

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: Elevated view of the east side of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin during construction.


Pinckney Street

Date: 1874 before

Description: Pinckney Street in Madison.

Date: 1868 ca.

Description: William Thomas Fish, who served as Madison's fire chief, 1867-1868. Although posed for a formal studio portrait, Fish is wearing his uniform and hat and h...

Date: 1893 after

Description: "Forward," the statue created by Jean Pond Miner of Wisconsin for the Wisconsin Women's Memorial at the Columbian Exposition in 1893. The statue is seen o...

Date: 1866 

Description: Composite of photographs of members of the Wisconsin Assembly.


Archibald Campbell

Date: 1878 

Description: Head and shoulders portrait of Archibald Campbell, which is part of a composite photograph of the 1878 Wisconsin Senate and State Officers.

Date: 1858 ca.

Description: Sixth plate daguerreotype of Frederick Moessner wearing a fireman's hat for Madison Engine Co. No. 2. He was one of the original members of Madison Fire Co...


Ephraim F. Ogden

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Ephraim F. Ogden. He was born in Morris County, New Jersey, on January 12, 1782. He came to Wisconsin on July 17, 1827.


Adna Wooster

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Adna Wooster of Racine.


Bascom Hall

Date: 1898 after

Description: Exterior of main entrance of Bascom Hall (formerly Main Hall) on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.


Frederick W. Horn

Date: 1860 

Description: Waist-up oval portrait of Frederick W. Horn (1815-1893). A Democrat, he was a Representative in the Wisconsin Assembly from Cedarburg. He was a lawyer and...

Date: 1885 

Description: Bird's-eye map of Madison, State Capital of Wisconsin, County Seat of Dane County, with inset of the Wisconsin State Capitol.

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