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Washburn and Woodman Bank

Date: 1932
Description: View from across street of the Washburn and Woodman Bank building, erected by C.C. Washburn and Cyrus Woodman. The bank was established in 1846 and operate...

State Street Winter Scene

Date: 1936
Description: Winter scene with people walking in the snow past a lamppost down State and Henry Streets, Madison, Wisconsin. The Wisconsin State Capitol is in the backgr...

Wisconsin State Capitol from West Washington Avenue

Date: 1939
Description: View down sidewalk along West Washington Avenue, looking toward the Capitol. A man is crossing the street and there is a car at the corner that has the wor...

Motorcyclist and Crowd

Description: A motorcyclist drives down the middle of the road, possibly in a race, as a crowd looks on.

State Street View

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

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...

State Street toward the Wisconsin State Capitol

Date: 1954
Description: A view down State Street looking towards the Wisconsin State Capitol.

Camp Stella

Date: 1915
Description: House, "Camp Stella," a.k.a. "Sevona Memorial Cottage," on Sand Island. The structure was orignally built by Sam S. Fifield, ex-Lieutenant Governor of Wisc...

Severson's Service Station Beer Party

Date: June 10 1936
Description: View across street of a large group of people posing in front of Severson's Phillips 66 Service Station, 2089 Atwood Avenue, during a summer evening beer p...

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 View with Hotel Loraine

Date: 1920
Description: Color illustration of a view from the Wisconsin State Capitol (which was the fourth State Capitol and the third in Madison) showing the Hotel Loraine and W...

Horse-Drawn Trolley

Date: 1890
Description: Man driving a horse-drawn trolley of the Milwaukee City Railroad Company on the Greenfield Avenue & Third Street line. The corner of a building advertising...

Suhr Building

Date: November 25 1931
Description: This building on the corner of Main Street (to the left) and King Street (to the right) was built for John J. Suhr and designed by John Nader. Here it hous...

Belmont Hotel

Date: March 03 1932
Description: Elevated view of the Belmont Hotel, located at the corner of North Pinckney Street and E. Mifflin Street on the Capitol Square.

Commercial National Bank

Date: March 10 1932
Description: The Commercial National Bank building, on the corner of State and Carroll Streets, housed the bank as well as Mrs. Brown's Beauty Shoppe and Wegener and Ro...

West Mifflin Street and the Parkway Theatre

Date: August 18 1932
Description: View of the Parkway Theatre marquee down West Mifflin Street, and a sign for the "RKO's Greater Show Season and Merchant's Greater Selling Season" on a lam...

Capitol Square Businesses

Date: July 27 1940
Description: View of businesses located on West Main Street on the Capitol Square. These include Feltons at 29 West Main Street, Forbes Meagher Music at 27 West Main St...


Date: October 10 1977
Description: View down sidewalk of a skateboarder doing a handstand on a skateboard. Pedestrians are watching from the left.

Newhall House

Description: Elevated view of Newhall House. A number of horse-drawn vehicles are parked along the curb.

Plankinton House

Description: Elevated view of exterior of Plankinton House from across the street.

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