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View of Madison, the Capital of Wisconsin

Date: 1855
Description: Bird's-eye view of Madison. "Taken from the Water Cure, South Side of Lake Monona, 1855."
Photograph

Oshkosh Harbor

Date: 1855
Description: Quarter plate daguerreotype of the Oshkosh harbor, showing the bridge over the Fox River and several moored sailing vessels.
Photograph

View of Oshkosh Harbor

Date: 1855
Description: Half plate daguerreotype, with view across water of the Oshkosh, Wisconsin harbor showing the bridge over the Fox River. Moored on the opposite shore are t...
Drawing

Capitol (Second)

Date: 1855
Description: Detail from a lithograph vignette on a Map of the City of Madison of the third Wisconsin State Capitol, the first Capitol in Madison.
Photograph

Mary Elizabeth Mears

Date: 1855
Description: Waist-up portrait of Mary Elizabeth Mears, also known as Nellie Wildwood.
Photograph

Byron Kilbourn

Date: 1855
Description: Portrait of Byron Kilbourn, Milwaukee businessman.
Map or Atlas

Wisconsin State Capitol (Second) and City Map

Date: 1855
Description: Part of George Harrison's "Map of the City of Madison," showing the development of the isthmus and the small size of the second Capitol (54' x 104') in com...
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Franklin Pierce

Date: 1855
Description: A portrait of Franklin Pierce, 14th President of the United States, 1853-1857. Pierce was born on November 23, 1804 in Hillsboro, New Hampshire and died O...
Photograph

J.S. Baker, Land Agent, Building

Date: 1855
Description: Quarter plate ambrotype of a brick structure, possibly in Green Bay, Wisconsin, housing the office of J.S. Baker, Land Agent. The building is three stories...
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Plan of the Senate Chamber

Date: 1855
Description: Plan of the Senate Chamber for the second Wisconsin State Capitol (the first in Madison), showing the seating arrangement.
Print

Plan of the Assembly Hall

Date: 1855
Description: Plan of the Assembly Hall in the second Wisconsin State Capitol showing the seating arrangement.
Book or Pamphlet

Mining on Lake Superior

Date: 1855
Description: "Ancient copper mining on Lake Superior."
Photograph

Jarius Fairchild House

Date: 1855
Description: Early view of the house built by Madison's first mayor, Jairus C. Fairchild, at 302 South Wisconsin Avenue (renamed Monona Avenue in 1877) at West Wilson S...
Photograph

Dean Family Sleighing

Date: 1855
Description: Quarter plate daguerreotype of Elias Dean, an early Madison businessman, riding in a sleigh drawn by two horses with his wife Sarah Fairchild Dean and youn...
Print

Chronicle Office

Date: 1855
Description: Chronicle newspaper office, the first building on the townsite of Superior, built in 1853 by William C. Howenstine, John T. Morgan, and August Zachau.
Map or Atlas

Harrison's Map of Madison

Date: 1855
Description: Map of the city of Madison, Dane County, published by George Harrison, surveyed and drawn by P. McCabe, and engraved by J.H. Colton & Co., New York. In add...
Book or Pamphlet

Farwell Real Estate Ad

Date: 1855
Description: Advertisment of Leonard J. Farwell from the 1855 Madison City Directory for the real estate property he had for sale. At the time Farwell was the largest...
Photograph

First Presbyterian Church

Date: 1855
Description: Church built in 1855 for First Presbyterian congregation. In May 1892, fire destroyed the interior. The congregation sold the damaged building to the Bapti...
Map or Atlas

Map of Madison and the Four Lakes Country

Date: 1855
Description: Map of Madison and surrounding communities, referred to as the four lakes country. Text bordering the map includes an excerpt of a letter written by Horace...
Drawing

Fox-Wisconsin Canal

Date: 1855
Description: Fox-Wisconsin portage and canal map, when the canal was not yet built. From a map in the office of the city clerk at Portage. "The old trail, the location...

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