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Sunday School Picnic at Mendota Steamboat Landing

Date: 1879
Description: Norwegian Sunday School Picnic at Mendota steamboat landing. Small lake steamer "Mendota" could reach speeds of up to 18 mph. The barge "Uncle Sam" was 75f...
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Peshtigo Smoke Stack Ruins

Date: 1871
Description: Ruins of building showing smokestack still standing after the Peshtigo fire.
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Secrets

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Description: White marble sculpture of two women. From the Layton Art Gallery Sculpture Hall. Faust and Marguerite.
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Lake Michigan Shore Bluffs

Date: 1877
Description: View of bluffs and buildings on the shore of Lake Michigan.
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Assemby Presbyterian Church Exterior

Date: 1877
Description: Stereograph view of the exterior of Assembly Presbyterian Church, surrounded by trees.
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U.S. Centennial Ceremonies on the Square

Date: July 04 1876
Description: Stereograph of view of procession, military company and citizens at Great Centennial Day at the Capitol Square. Scene at Main and Carroll Streets showing t...
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People in front of Park Hotel

Date: 1875
Description: Park Hotel on the corner of Main and Carroll Streets. The Park Hotel wagon and baggage wagon are in front of the hotel. People are in front of the building...
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Campers at McBride's Point

Date: 1879
Description: View of campers and tents at McBride's Point at Maple Bluff on Lake Mendota near Madison.
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Men Outside of Post Office

Date: 1873
Description: Men with guns and dogs and wagons in front of a rural post office. Some men have assumed exaggerated poses, probably for humorous effect.
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Saint Julien Billiard Rooms

Date: 1872
Description: Exterior elevated view of the Saint Julien Billiard Rooms on Main Street on the Fourth of July.
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Madison's Federal Post Office

Date: 1875
Description: The City of Madison, Federal Post Office, at the corner of Wisconsin and Mifflin Streets. The cornerstone was laid on May 27, 1869. The building was demoli...
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Capitol Square

Date: 1875
Description: View of the Capitol Square from the roof of the Wisconsin State Capitol, looking south. The view includes the Park Hotel, The Baptist Church and St. Raphae...
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Rough Ridge

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Description: Elevated view of Rough Ridge, near the Devil's Doorway.
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Main Hall at University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Description: Main Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, later called Bascom Hall.
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Reverend Jakob Aall Ottesen, Family and Guests

Date: 1976
Description: Reverend Jakob Aall Ottesen with his family and guests on front porch heavy with vines.
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Woman in Field with Workers

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Description: A woman stands in the middle of a field with men around her working with tools. A house and horse-drawn tractor are also seen.
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Third Wisconsin State Capitol Building

Date: February 26 1904
Description: People view the third capitol building with a large fountain in front. The third Capitol was built between 1857 and 1869 and destroyed by fire on February...
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Men at the Eastern District Norwegian Synod

Date: June 1877
Description: Men seated outside during the Eastern District Norwegian Synod held at Immanuel Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winchester, Wisconsin. Winnebago C...
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Large Family Outside Home

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Description: A family of eleven, including 2 babies, sits around a table set for coffee; a woman stands with coffee pot, and men hold large books and newspapers. A whit...
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Lower Cut Meat Creek School

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Description: The garden of the Lower Cut Meat Creek School, part of the Rosebud Agency.

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