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Wisconsin State Capitol from 200 Block of State Street

Date: 1939
Description: A view from the 200 block of State Street looking toward the Wisconsin State Capitol. This urban scene includes marquees for the Orpheum Theater and the Ca...

Battling Butler Lobby Display

Date: 1926
Description: A boxing ring lobby display at the Empire Theatre for Battling Butler with Buster Keaton. The lobby cards read, "It's a knockout. Buster Keaton in '...

Opera House

Date: 1880
Description: The Opera House at the corner of Washington (now Main) and North Mill Streets.

The Strand Theater

Date: August 11 1927
Description: Elevated view of the Strand Theater located at 16 East Mifflin Street near the corner of Wisconsin Avenue. The marquee reads "Babe Ruth and Anna Q. Nilsson...

State Street

Date: 1939
Description: View looking east up State Street from Johnson Street, with the Orpheum and Capitol theaters on either side of the street, and the Wisconsin State Capitol.

State Street View

Date: 1935
Description: View of the 200 and 300 blocks of State Street looking toward the Wisconsin State Capitol.

State Street from 200 Block

Date: 1929
Description: State Street view looking toward the University of Wisconsin, with the 200 block in the foreground. The marquee for the Capitol Theatre reads "'Jealousy',...

Halloween Party at the Orpheum

Date: October 31 1930
Description: View from the stage of a full audience of costumed Halloween party-goers at the Orpheum Theater, 216 State Street.

Orpheum Theater

Date: April 10 1927
Description: Elevated view of buildings in the 200 block of State Street, with the Orpheum Theater as a focal point. The theater marquee reads "New Orpheum." Next door...

Orpheum Theater Ushers

Date: September 02 1928
Description: Group portrait of the Orpheum Theater's staff of ushers.

Corner of State and Fairchild Streets

Date: 1925
Description: The corner of State and Fairchild Streets showing Yost-Kessnich's and the Capitol Theatre under construction.

"Gala Hollywood Premiere" at the Eastwood Theater

Date: June 23 1934
Description: A crowd in front of the Eastwood Theater. A sign behind them reads "Gala Hollywood Premiere". The "Premiere" is of thirty local people impersonating movie...

Orpheum Theatre Interior

Date: April 02 1927
Description: Interior of the Orpheum Theatre from the stage, view of the auditorium with balcony.

World's Largest Tire

Date: November 02 1930
Description: Group of people, including dwarfs and midgets, pose with "the worlds largest tire" in front of the RKO Orpheum Theatre as part of a promotion for Goodyear...

Fredric March as a Child

Date: 1900
Description: A photograph of Fredric March as a child (on the right) performing in a church pageant with another child.

Madison Civic Orchestra

Date: November 17 1932
Description: The Madison Civic Orchestra poses onstage after the Parkway concert.

Capitol Theatre Balcony

Date: January 23 1928
Description: Interior view of the Capitol Theatre balcony in the auditorium.

RKO Capitol Theatre

Date: January 23 1928
Description: View from the back of the RKO Capitol Theatre facing the stage.

Capitol Theatre Tower

Date: February 05 1930
Description: View from across the street of the Capitol Theatre tower. "Love Parade" is advertised on the marquee. Three automobiles are in the street in front of Peopl...

Capitol Theatre Construction

Date: May 02 1927
Description: Side view from the roof of Kruse's store, of the Capitol Theatre under construction, of steel frame of structure.

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