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Wisconsin State Capitol (Second)

Wisconsin State Capitol (Second) | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
An engraving of the second Wisconsin State Capitol (the first built in Madison) that appeared on the notes of the State Bank of Madison, the first bank organized under the Banking Law of 1851.
DESCRIPTION
An engraving of the second Wisconsin State Capitol (the first built in Madison) that appeared on the notes of the State Bank of Madison, the first bank organized under the Banking Law of 1851.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:7042
Creation Date:October 17 1853
Creator Name:Unknown
City:Madison
County:Dane
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Album 08 (State Capitol, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, [1848-1913])
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:Album 8.35
Original Dimensions:3 x 2 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
This Capitol was much more than a center for state government; during its early years it served as a dance hall, theater, church, public meeting hall, and even a funeral parlor. Unlike other Wisconsin banks of the period, none of which used local references to illustrate their notes, the State Bank graphically proclaimed its identification with the symbol of Wisconsin statehood. At a time when visual images were limited, the association between a Madison business and the Capitol is striking.
SUBJECTS
Architecture, Classical
Wisconsin State Capitol
Trees
Engraving

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