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Norwegian Community Picnic

Date: 1873
Description: Slightly elevated view of a large, multi-generational Norwegian family and friends gathered for a picnic celebration. In the foreground are picnic baskets...

La Farge Public School

Date: 1909
Description: Exterior view of the public school. A large brick building with a bell tower on the roof, arched entrances, and a wooden fence along the side.

Locomotive Artifacts

Date: March 29 1958
Description: A young boy rings a locomotive bell. Other artifacts of locomotive history are on the table before him with members of the Milwaukee chapter of the Nationa...

Locomotive No. 539

Date: 1882
Description: View across railroad tracks of two men posing near the right side of locomotive no. 539 on another set of railroad tracks. The locomotive was built by the...

Carillon Tower

Date: June 05 1935
Description: The Carillon Tower on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus just after its completion. Construction debris surrounds the tower.

Pipers Garden Cafeteria

Date: October 04 1930
Description: Pipers garden cafeteria, 120 East Mifflin Street.

Fire Company Invitation

Date: February 04 1864
Description: Embossed invitation to the fourth masquerade ball of the Madison Fire Engine Company #2. The invitation depicts a fire fighter on a ladder carrying a woman...

Fire Station on State Street

Date: 1902
Description: Station #2 of the Madison Fire Department at 125 State Street. Several men in uniform pose in front of the building with a horse-drawn wagon. A sign on the...

Wisconsin Central Locomotive

Date: 1896
Description: Wisconsin Central Railway's locomotive # 96 at the Waukesha depot.

Locomotive and Crew

Description: Locomotive and railroad crew.

Iva Rindlisbacher, Helene Stratman-Thomas, and Lois Rindlisbacher at Swiss Bells

Date: August 15 1941
Description: Iva Rindlisbacher (left), Helene Stratman-Thomas, and Lois Rindlisbacher at the Swiss bells. The bells stand was built by Otto Rindlisbacher, Iva's husband...

Man and Family in Yard of Frame House

Date: 1875
Description: A man lies on the ground with a dog near the front door of his house. His wife and baby are posed on the steps of a side porch. The frame house has a stone...

Students by Brick High School

Date: 1875
Description: View across wooden platform of a brick high school on a hill surrounded by a fence. The school has a mansard roof and what appears to be a bell tower above...

Two-Story Brick Public School

Date: 1870
Description: Two-story brick building built in 1870 with arched windows, corner brackets, bell tower with elaborate cut work, four chimneys and fence in front. Inscript...

Middleton School House

Date: 1873
Description: Middleton School House built in at least two stages. Note the uneven stone construction of the first story and the brickwork of the second story.

Students and Teacher Outside of School

Date: 1872
Description: One story schoolhouse with bell tower on roof and group of students and teacher in front. The scho0l is in a rural setting with a fence in the foreground.

Albion Prairie Methodist Episcopal Church

Date: 1874
Description: View of the Albion Prairie Methodist Episcopal Church, dedicated in 1868. The church has a bell tower, a stone foundation, wide steps and a picket fence r...

The Mazomanie School

Date: 1873
Description: The Mazomanie School, later the high school. A large group of students and teachers are standing in front of the two-story brick building with octagonal cu...

The Mazomanie School with Students

Date: 1873
Description: The Mazomanie School, later the high school. A large group of students and teachers stand in front of the two-story brick building with octagonal cupola a...

One Room Greek Revival Schoolhouse

Date: 1877
Description: A one room Greek Revival schoolhouse with bell tower. A boy is in front, wearing a broad-brimmed straw hat and climbing a tree.

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