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Wisconsin State Capitol Park Entrance | Postcard | Wisconsin Historical Society

Postcard

Wisconsin State Capitol Park Entrance

Wisconsin State Capitol Park Entrance | Postcard | Wisconsin Historical Society
View of one of the four Prairie du Chien stone gateways that stood at the four corner entrances to the Capitol Park. More elaborate gates topped with iron statues stood at the center of each side of the park. The postcard also illustrates the electric lights that replaced the earlier gas lights. This postcard is postmarked 1909, indicating that depictions of the old Capitol continued to be sold even after the fire of 1904. The stone pillars remained in place until the present Capitol was completed (about 1917). The fire hydrant that was useless during the Capitol fire according to an ironic note.
DESCRIPTION
View of one of the four Prairie du Chien stone gateways that stood at the four corner entrances to the Capitol Park. More elaborate gates topped with iron statues stood at the center of each side of the park. The postcard also illustrates the electric lights that replaced the earlier gas lights. This postcard is postmarked 1909, indicating that depictions of the old Capitol continued to be sold even after the fire of 1904. The stone pillars remained in place until the present Capitol was completed (about 1917). The fire hydrant that was useless during the Capitol fire according to an ironic note.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:23249
Creation Date:before 1909
Creator Name:Valentine & Sons Publishing Co.
City:Madison
County:Dane
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Wisconsin postcard collection, circa 1860s?-circa 1990s
Genre:Postcard
Original Format Type:prints, photomechanical
Original Format Number:PH 2744
Original Dimensions:3.5 x 5.25 inches
SUBJECTS
Wisconsin State Capitol
Trees
Cities and towns
Sidewalks
Fences
Parks
Lampposts

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