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Old Abe and Historical Society Museum

Old Abe and Historical Society Museum
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Title: Old Abe and Historical Society Museum
Description: The Civil War Room of the Historical Society Museum photographed sometime after 1900 when the society moved from third Wisconsin State Capitol to its new building on State Street. Old Abe, Wisconsin's war eagle, is on display, stuffed, in a glass case. This photograph can be dated as prior to April, 1903 because at that time Governor Robert La Follette ordered Old Abe returned to the new G.A.R. Museum in the Capitol. As a result, Old Abe became one of the objects destroyed in the Capitol fire of 1904.

Image ID: 23470
City, State: Madison, Wisconsin
State Historical Society of Wisconsin : Photographs, 1880-1993, 1998, 2000
Genre: Photograph
Subjects: Exhibitions
Civil War, 1861-1865
Indoor photography

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Please Credit: Wisconsin Historical Society.

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