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Main Street

Date: 1873
Description: Main Street, with its dirt, ruts, cows (and presumably manure), but wide enough for easy hitching of wagons and teams.

Yerkes Observatory

Date: 1935
Description: Elevated exterior view of Yerkes Observatory. Geneva Lake is in the background, left. Roads and sidewalks cross the sweeping, well tended lawns. The desi...

Gates of Heaven Synagogue

Date: July 17 1971
Description: The moving of the Gates of Heaven Synagogue from West Washington Avenue to James Madison Park. Crowds line the streets, and a crane can be seen in the back...
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Map of the Route of the Military Road from Fort Crawford to Fort Howard Via Fort Winnebago

Date: 1936
Description: This map is red and black ink on tracing cloth and is oriented with north to the upper left. This hand-drawn map shows a central portion of the military ro...

Monona Avenue

Date: 1890
Description: Several houses at the intersection of Wilson Street and Monona Avenue with the home of Simeon Mills, one of Madison's most prominent citizens, on the corne...

Driving Hogs through Town

Description: Bill Payne driving a herd of large hogs through town on Main Street, possibly on the way to Adam Best's Butcher's Shop. Storefronts identified, from left t...

Dedication of Wisconsin's First Expressway

Date: September 04 1958
Description: Dedication of Wisconsin's first expressway, a seven-mile stretch of Interstate Highway I-94 in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. Presiding at the ribbon-cutting...

Automobile Accident on County Trunk M

Date: April 15 1934
Description: Onlookers surveying damage from a fatal two-car collision. The view is looking south on County Trunk Highway M, between Speedway Road and Middleton. In th...

State Street from Bascom Hill

Date: 1896
Description: Tree-lined State Street from Bascom Hill on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Traffic on State Street includes a well-dressed gentlemen on horseb...

Ku Klux Klan Parade

Date: December 05 1924
Description: Ku Klux Klan (KKK) wearing conic masks and white robes parading down King Street to Schroeder Funeral Home for the funeral of Police officer Herbert Dreger...

Horse-Drawn Fire Wagon

Date: 1910
Description: Horse-drawn fire wagon going down a cobblestone street in Milwaukee. The fact that automobiles also appear in the picture suggest that the transition to mo...

Horse and Buggy on a Country Road

Date: 1906
Description: View down tree-lined country road near Wausau, taken by Dr. Joseph Smith, talented amateur photographer. It depicts women (probably members of his family)...

Farm and Rural Homestead

Date: 1890
Description: Bucolic scene in Wisconsin illustrates agricultural prosperity after the depression.

Carriage Stuck in the Mud

Date: 1898
Description: Horse-drawn carriage stuck in a rut on a muddy road near the Ohio River in Floyd County, Indiana. One man is holding the horse while another attempts to di...

Cyclists and Pedestrians

Date: 1890
Description: Two cyclists ride their bicycles past curious on-lookers.

Andreas Dahl and the Wisconsin State Capitol

Date: 1876
Description: Stereograph. This view from East Washington Avenue shows photographer Andrew Dahl on his horse "Curnel" in front of the Wisconsin State Capitol. Dahl had j...

Wisconsin Cheese Billboard

Date: September 28 1942
Description: Highway billboard advertising Wisconsin cheese for the Department of Agriculture and Markets.

Island Resorts at the Wisconsin Dells

Date: July 1927
Description: Car parked underneath the entrance gate to the Island Resort at the Wisconsin Dells, 25 miles from the Dells on Highway 12-16 near Mauston. Entrance gate a...

Rural Automobile Accident

Date: August 18 1939
Description: View from front of Capital City Culvert Company automobile involved in an accident with a Phillips Produce Company egg truck at the intersection of County...

Main Street

Date: 1909
Description: Main Street looking south.

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