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Date:  date unknown

Description: Elevated view of a Gisholt machine. Sign on machine reads: "Dyn-Aut-Ronic."

Date:  date unknown

Description: Pencil sketch for trusses drawn by Frank Lloyd Wright for the First Unitarian Society Meeting House. The sketch was drawn on the back of a photograph of th...

Date: 1885 

Description: Illustration of the exterior of the tourist resort Tonyawatha Spring Hotel (an earlier version was called Tonyawatha House) from across Lake Monona. There...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Drawing of an exterior view of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin headquarters building, now the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Sketch of two huge round revolving book stacks with an elevator. This was apparently a "library of the future" idea and was probably never actually built.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Exterior view of Walker Castle, 1862-1893, 900 block East Gorham Street, and surrounding trees. Caption on the print reads, "The Old Castle"

Date: 1861 ca.

Description: Shaded drawings with size dimensions for plans of "Tents used in Civil War."
Upper left, "18. ft diam 'SIBLEY' TENT."
Upper right, "18. ft diam HASK...

Date: 1885 

Description: Wisconsin State Capitol surrounded by seven miniature drawings of Madison images.

Date: 1907 

Description: Bird's-eye view of the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus looking northwest. Building at top of hill, to left of center is Bascom Hill (Main Hall) and...


Camp Randall

Date: 1864-05 

Description: Lithograph of Camp Randall, where the majority of Wisconsin's soldiers were trained and mustered into the Union Army. This view, which was taken from Basc...

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: View of the Wesley Foundation of Wisconsin. E.W Blakeman, University Pastor and Childs and Smith Architects of Chicago, Illinois.

Date: 1864 

Description: Early drawing of the Gates of Heaven Synagogue (on the left) and the Congregational Church (on the right), located on the 200 block of West Washington Aven...

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Drawing of University Hall by D.C. Salisbury showing the view from the bottom, south side of the hill on the University of Wisconsin campus. Bascom Hall,...

Date: 1908 

Description: Drawing of the general design development by the Architectural Commission with Horse Barn, Linden Drive, Gymnasium, and Men's Dormitory on the University o...

Date: 1872 ca.

Description: The Kendall residence, home of George L. Storer, a businessman in Madison.

Date: 1857 ca.

Description: Section drawing of the rotunda of the third Wisconsin State Capitol (second in Madison) by Stephen V. Shipman. August Kutzbock and Samuel H. Donnel were th...


Plow Inn


Description: A drawing of the Plow (Plough) Inn.

Date: 1864-05-20 

Description: A sketch of Camp Randall made from the top of University Building, May 20, 1864, by W.F. Brown of the 40th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Company B. A small...


Description: Detail from a drawing of a plan for the isthmus.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Sheet # 25 of the plans submitted by architects Ferry & Clas for the construction of the State Historical Society building, showing longitudinal sections o...

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