Madison has charmed many people at first sight. In 1999, Historic Madison purchased three collections of negatives from retired photographers. Angus McVicar, George Stein, and William Wollin's collections were all purchased by one individual in the 1980s. These collections are currently being indexed at the Wisconsin Historical Society Archives, their new home.
For the State Sesquicentennial celebrations in 1998, we purchased the rights to many images in the Wisconsin Historical Society's collection. We cannot give permission for you to use these images.
Historic Madison has no permanent collection space, so it has not had the opportunity to collect and possess photographs. An excellent source of photographs is the Wisconsin Historical Society Archives.
In 1998, Madison celebrated its sesquicentennial anniversary. See our state sesquicentennial Madison: A Capital Idea exhibit.