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Christmas Tree on Bascom Hill

Date: 1960
Description: Elevated view looking east from Lincoln Terrace on Bascom Hill on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. The Lincoln Monument is in the foreground and...
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Last Elm Tree on State Street

Date: 1974
Description: Last elm tree on State Street being cut down. The Wisconsin Historical Society and the Memorial Union are in the background.
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Washburn Observatory

Date: 1880
Description: Exterior of Washburn Observatory at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, showing telephone wires.
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Madison Brass Band at State Fair

Date: September 10 1879
Description: The Madison Brass Band performing at the Wisconsin State Fair at Camp Randall. The view is facing east toward the Wisconsin State Capitol.
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First Three Buildings on the University of Wisconsin-Madison Campus

Date: 1865
Description: University of Wisconsin-Madison campus showing the first three buildings on campus, South Hall (left), University Hall [Bascom Hall] (center), and North Ha...
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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...
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Capitol Interior (Third) — Turner Seminar in Historical Society Alcove

Date: 1893
Description: Frederick Jackson Turner with his History Seminar in an alcove of the Historical Society rooms in the third Wisconsin State Capitol, about 1893-1894. Back...
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Students Conducting Scientific Research

Date: 1900
Description: Downer College students working in a laboratory in which a human skeleton, a frog, a bat and stuffed birds are displayed.
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Women's Physical Education Class

Date: 1911
Description: A group of female students wearing sports uniforms, participating in exercises as part of their physical education curriculum. Lathrop Hall, University of...
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Ice Cream Vendors

Date: May 17 1934
Description: Group portrait of 22 disabled American veterans who are Forget-Me-Not ice cream bars vendors. They are posing in front of 503 State Street with boxes of ic...
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Laboratory Experiment

Date: 1928
Description: Professor Hull conducting an experiment at the Psychological laboratory of the University of Wisconsin.
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Female Band Serenading Cows

Date: August 1930
Description: The Ingenues, an all-girl band and vaudeville act, serenading the cows in the University of Wisconsin-Madison Dairy Barn in a scientific test of whether th...
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Memorial Union Terrace

Date: 1940
Description: Summertime view of people at tables on University of Wisconsin-Madison Memorial Union terrace, looking out to canoes and sailboats on the lake. In the back...
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University Heights

Date: 1898
Description: University Heights from the Chemistry Building on University Avenue. View includes the University of Wisconsin-Madison football field, on the former site o...
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Monroe Street

Date: October 30 1935
Description: View up Monroe Street, looking northeast toward the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, showing the intersection with Spooner. Also visible are cars, s...
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Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin

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Description: Head and shoulders portrait of Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, the President of UW Madison 1887-1892.
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Camp Randall Field

Date: 1906
Description: Elevated view of Camp Randall Field from the top of Bascom Hall, with University Heights in the background. A crowd is in the stands at the stadium, and a...
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Pedestrians on Bascom Hill

Date: 1899
Description: Elevated view of Bascom Hill and lower campus vicinity from the roof of the Wisconsin Historical Society, which was then under construction. A large group...
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Women Playing Basketball

Date: 1900
Description: University of Wisconsin-Madison freshman women's basketball team in the gymnasium of Ladies Hall (now Chadbourne Hall). A man stands in the center holding...
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Dow Chemical Demonstration

Date: 1967
Description: University of Wisconsin-Madison students clash with riot police during campus demonstration to protest Dow Chemical involvement in the Vietnam conflict. He...

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