COVID-19 Updates: For the most up-to-date information on accessing our services learn more here.

Third Wisconsin State Capitol Demolition Close-Up | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

Photograph

Third Wisconsin State Capitol Demolition Close-Up

Third Wisconsin State Capitol Demolition Close-Up | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Close-up of the demolition of the dome of the Third Capitol, one of the few known photographs that permits such close observation of the architectural details of the dome.  In addition to the exterior, the close-up allows us to glimpse inside to see the Corinthian columns and the plaster stars between each pillar.  Maude Keene Gill visited the Capitol in the 1880s and later recalled touring the dome: "One day we climbed to the top of the Capitol, flights of narrow stairs finally giving way to iron ladders... The outlook over the city from the top was beautiful."
DESCRIPTION
Close-up of the demolition of the dome of the Third Capitol, one of the few known photographs that permits such close observation of the architectural details of the dome. In addition to the exterior, the close-up allows us to glimpse inside to see the Corinthian columns and the plaster stars between each pillar. Maude Keene Gill visited the Capitol in the 1880s and later recalled touring the dome: "One day we climbed to the top of the Capitol, flights of narrow stairs finally giving way to iron ladders... The outlook over the city from the top was beautiful."
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:23346
Creation Date: 1909
Creator Name:Unknown
City:Madison
County:Dane
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Album 09 ((State Capitol, 4th [present capitol, 1906-])
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:Album 9.6
Original Dimensions:3 x 3 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
A description description of the inside of the dome (WSJ, February 20, 1890) reports that it was painted to represent the night sky. Note that all of the stones have been numbered for reassembly on Bascom Hall. Detail of Image ID: 5024
SUBJECTS
Architecture, Classical
Architectural details
Wisconsin State Capitol
Clothing and dress
Hats
Cities and towns
Men
Outdoor photography
Construction workers
Wrecking

How to Purchase a Copy

For Personal Use

For commercial or non-profit use, please contact Image Sales.

By clicking "BUY" you agree to our Terms of Use.

10-percent discount for Society Members.

Image-purchasing questions? Please Contact Us.

RIGHTS AND PERMISSIONS
This image is issued by the Wisconsin Historical Society. Use of the image requires written permission from the staff of the Collections Division. It may not be sold or redistributed, copied or distributed as a photograph, electronic file, or any other media. The image should not be significantly altered through conventional or electronic means. Images altered beyond standard cropping and resizing require further negotiation with a staff member. The user is responsible for all issues of copyright. Please Credit: Wisconsin Historical Society.
Reference Details
Location:Wisconsin Historical Society Archives, 4th Floor, Madison, Wisconsin

How to View in Person

To view this image, visit the Archives Research Room on the 4th floor at the Society Headquarters building in Madison, WI. Print out this index page and present it to the librarian. Use the links below to plan your visit to the Society's Archives.

Checking Out Materials

Visual materials in the Archives do not circulate and must be viewed in the Society's Archives Research Room.

How to Cite

For the purposes of a bibliography entry or footnote, follow this model:

Wisconsin Historical Society Citation
Wisconsin Historical Society, Creator, Title, Image ID. Viewed online at (copy and paste image page link).
Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research Citation
Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research, Creator, Title, Image ID. Viewed online at (copy and paste image page link).

Have Questions?

Contact our Archives staff by email.