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Bascom Hill Burial Excavation | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

Photograph

Bascom Hill Burial Excavation

Bascom Hill Burial Excavation | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Workers at the site of two graves discovered on Bascom Hill in front of Main Hall (now Bascom Hall). One man sprays water from a hose. The disturbed soil of the two burials can be seen near the center of the image. Madison's first cemetery was located at this site.
DESCRIPTION
Workers at the site of two graves discovered on Bascom Hill in front of Main Hall (now Bascom Hall). One man sprays water from a hose. The disturbed soil of the two burials can be seen near the center of the image. Madison's first cemetery was located at this site.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:108177
Creation Date: August 1918
Creator Name:Billings, E. S.
City:Madison
County:Dane
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Burial site excavations on Bascom Hill, University of Wisconsin, Madison, photographs, 1918 and 1922
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:PH 636
Original Dimensions:3.75 x 3 inches
SUBJECTS
Outdoor photography
Manual work
College buildings
University of Wisconsin
Trees
Clothing and dress
Hats
Work clothes
Lawns
Implements, utensils, etc.
Hills
Cemeteries
Burial
Men

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