Fair of the Wisconsin Agricultural Society | Drawing | Wisconsin Historical Society

Drawing

Fair of the Wisconsin Agricultural Society

Fair of the Wisconsin Agricultural Society | Drawing | Wisconsin Historical Society
Panoramic sketch of the first Wisconsin State Fair held in Madison with large tents, fire companies, side-shows, and performances that drew thousands of visitors. The fair, which was held at the grounds that became better known as Camp Randall during the Civil War, was sponsored by the Wisconsin State Horticultural Society, a private organization that continued to sponsor the state fairs until 1897. This illustration appeared in <i>Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper</i>.
DESCRIPTION
Panoramic sketch of the first Wisconsin State Fair held in Madison with large tents, fire companies, side-shows, and performances that drew thousands of visitors. The fair, which was held at the grounds that became better known as Camp Randall during the Civil War, was sponsored by the Wisconsin State Horticultural Society, a private organization that continued to sponsor the state fairs until 1897. This illustration appeared in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:24752
Creation Date: 11 20 1858
Creator Name:Holzapfel, Franz
City:Madison
County:Dane
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:
Genre:Drawing
Original Format Type:prints, fine-art
Original Format Number:PH 5-1693
Original Dimensions:XX x XX inches
SUBJECTS
Wisconsin State Fair
Crowds
Tents
Horses

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