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Peshtigo Fire

Date: November 25 1871
Description: Engraved view of Peshtigo Fire showing people trying to escape the flames by boat and on horseback. A team of cattle also seek refuge and several birds tak...
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Fire Company

Date: 1857
Description: A lithographic portrait by Louis Kurz (1833-1921) of Madison Fire Engine Company #2 posed with a hand pumper and hose cart in front of the design of the ne...
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Fire at the Wisconsin State Capitol (Third)

Date: February 27 1904
Description: Elevated view of the third Wisconsin State Capitol ablaze.
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Milwaukee Grain Exchange Room

Date: 1910
Description: Sample tables in the Grain Exchange Room of the Chamber of Commerce Building. The Milwaukee Grain Exchange was a pioneer in grain trading with their develo...
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Milwaukee Light Guard

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Description: Illustration of the Milwaukee Light Guard depicting four men, including captain J.C. Starkweather. This is a cover from sheet music "Milwaukee Light Guard...
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Milwaukee Public School Rules

Date: 1846
Description: "Rules to be observed by the pupils of public schools of Milwaukee".
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Fauerbach's Brewery Sign

Date: 1884
Description: A sign for Fauerbach's Brewery depicting a young woman and the brewery.
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Fort Howard dans La Grand Baie Verte (Ouisconsin)

Date: 1842
Description: This hand-colored lithograph of the second Fort Howard, with Indians canoeing on the Fox River, shows the hospital built 1834-1835 outside the stockade on...
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It's Better with Butter!

Date: 1941
Description: Color poster created by the National Dairy Council, Chicago, of butter and buttered food items such as pancakes, baked potatoes, and a steak, displayed on...
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Wisconsin State Capitol (Third) Dome Elevation

Date: 1884
Description: Drawing by architect Stephen Vaughn Shipman of the dome for the third Wisconsin State Capitol. Wisconsin selected Shipman's design for the dome because of...
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Comparing the Wisconsin State Capitols with the United States Capitol

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Description: Drawing comparing the dimensions of two Wisconsin State Capitols and the United States Capitol.
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Capitol Dome Construction Crew

Date: 1910
Description: Group portrait of the crew that constructed the Wisconsin State Capitol dome. The new East Wing is visible in the background.
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The Wisconsin State Assembly in Session

Date: February 15 1899
Description: The Wisconsin State Assembly in session in the second Wisconsin State Capitol, with observers looking on from the gallery.
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Capitol (Third) Rotunda Section

Date: 1857
Description: Section drawing of the rotunda of the third Wisconsin State Capitol (second in Madison) by Stephen V. Shipman. August Kutzbock and Samuel H. Donnel were th...
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Union Generals of the Civil War

Date: 1867
Description: Engraving of portraits of Generals in the Union Army during the Civil War. U.S. Grant is in the center, with H.W. Halleck on his left, and clockwise from t...
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Wisconsin State Capitol Interior — Assembly Chamber Plan

Date: 1860
Description: Floor plan and seating chart for the Assembly for their first meeting in the East Wing of new Wisconsin State Capitol building. After the completion of th...
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Wisconsin State Capitol Interior — Supreme Court

Date: 1903
Description: Group portrait of the Wisconsin Supreme Court in 1903, the year in which a constitutional amendment approved expansion of the court from five to seven judg...
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Wisconsin State Capitol Interior — Senate

Date: 1899
Description: The only known visual documentation of the Senate Chamber in the third Wisconsin Capitol. It was probably more colorful than it appears here. In 1869 a rep...
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Wisconsin State Capitol Interior — Assembly Chamber

Date: February 15 1899
Description: Elevated view of legislators in the Assembly Chamber of the Wisconsin State Capitol.
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Wisconsin State Capitol Interior — Assembly Detail

Date: March 15 1899
Description: Detail of the Assembly Chamber photograph focusing on the journalists seated near the front of the room. During the 19th century, coverage of Capitol news...

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