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Bookcase in Fire Damage

Bookcase in Fire Damage | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
A close-up of the damage in the office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction caused by the Wisconsin State Capitol fire. Details of interest include the bookcase, which miraculously escaped destruction, and the interior door.
DESCRIPTION
A close-up of the damage in the office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction caused by the Wisconsin State Capitol fire. Details of interest include the bookcase, which miraculously escaped destruction, and the interior door.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:23144
Creation Date:February 1904
Creator Name:Unknown
City:Madison
County:Dane
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Album 08 (State Capitol, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, [1848-1913])
Genre:Photograph
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The superintendent's office was located in the part of the State Capitol constructed in the 1860s. Because the bookcase matches exactly one seen in the Historical Society's rooms, also in the original part of the building (Image ID: 23288), it is likely that they are examples of the furniture in the early Capitol.
SUBJECTS
Architectural details
Wisconsin State Capitol
Fires
Books
Indoor photography
Offices

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