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Fitchburg Depot

Date: 1923
Description: Railway depot and railyard.

State Street and the Wisconsin State Capitol

Date: 1936
Description: State Street view looking east from Johnson Street, towards the Wisconsin State Capitol. On the corner on the left is Glasgow Tailers, and further up the b...

Pilot Hugh Robinson and his Hydroplane

Date: October 19 1911
Description: Pilot Hugh Robinson and his Curtiss hydroplane at Prairie du Chien during a flight that was intended to be the first all the way down the Mississippi River...

First to Fly — Almost Flying

Date: 1901
Description: Wilbur Wright (standing, second from the right) with Edward C. Huffaker, Octave Chanute, and George Spratt in the workshed. Chanute was a special visitor f...

Wausau Airport Groundbreaking

Date: 1928
Description: The groundbreaking ceremony for the new airport hangar at Wausau. Governor Fred R. Zimmerman, who can be seen on the right, (elevated above the crowd and w...

Surveying Fire Damage

Date: February 1904
Description: A close-up of the damage caused to the third Wisconsin State Capitol by the fire of February 26-27, showing the first floor, and looking west through the R...

Camp of 22nd Wisconsin

Date: 1862
Description: Sketch of Boone's Knob and the Kentucky River, where Company A of the 22nd Wisconsin Infantry camped, November-December, 1862. The sketch was drawn by Priv...

Bridge over the Fox River

Date: 1960
Description: View of a bridge reaching across the Fox River.

John Street Bridge

Date: 1960
Description: John Street Bridge during the razing.

Historic Site Marker for First Schoolhouse

Date: April 14 1926
Description: A marker on a rock commemorates the first schoolhouse built in Baraboo.

Elevated View of Town

Date: 1899
Description: View of Bloomington with a man looking over the vista.

Brigham Farm Building in Ruin

Date: June 1925
Description: View of three farm buildings - the one in the center is collapsing.

View of Brandon

Date: 1880
Description: Elevated view of town, including a church and multiple surrounding buildings.

Church in Brookfield

Date: 1920
Description: Front view of church building.

Proxmire Campaigns for Reelection

Date: February 1958
Description: Elected to the Senate in a special election in September 1957, to fill the unexpired term of Senator Joe McCarthy, William Proxmire was forced to begin a c...

Proxmire Walking Through Wisconsin in Winter

Date: December 22 1972
Description: Senator William Proxmire walked thousands of miles in Wisconsin to meet constituents. Here he is, in a snowmobile suit, shaking hands with a woman outside...

Dodgeville Hotel

Date: 1925
Description: Three men are working outside on the street in front of the Dodgeville Hotel.

George Malone on Lake Michigan

Date: 1910
Description: George Malone and his camera in front of an ice formation on the Milwaukee (Bayview) shoreline of Lake Michigan.

Crumbling Mine Building

Date: 1909
Description: A deteriorating mining building seen from across a field.

Davidson House

Description: Cyanotype image of the Davidson house, on the corner of State and Lake Streets.

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