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Madison's 150th Anniversary

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A watercolor drawing of the Bashford house at 423 North Pinckney Avenue.

Bashford House, 1938

Madison, Wisconsin. The Bashford house located at 423 North Pinckney Avenue. View the original source document: WHI 29808

EnlargeFront view portrait of Benjamin Butts

Benjamin Butts Wisconsin Legislature Assembly Portrait, 1877

Madison, Wisconsin. Portrait of Benjamin Butts as part of a composite portrait of Officers, Clerks and Employees of the Wisconsin Assembly. He worked as a washroom attendant. View the original source document: WHI 45152

Created to honor the 150th Anniversary of the granting of Madison's city charter on March 4, 1856, this gallery groups hundreds of photographs, maps, drawings and paintings of Madison by subject.

These images capture people working, at play and at home. They document how Madison looked in the past and the many ways in which it has changed since the 1830s. Explore. Enjoy.

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