Cover Announced - Madison Memories

The final cover has been selected for our upcoming hardcover book, Madison Memories: A Photographic History of the Early Years.

The selected photo looks east up State Street from Johnson Street, with the Orpheum and Capitol Theaters on either side of the street, 1939. COURTESY WISCONSIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY / #3151

 This pictorial history is a look into the early years of Madison

Within these pages you will see horse-drawn carts moving over dirt roads, and cars bustling along smooth downtown streets. Trains, planes, bikes, and boats being used for commerce and for leisure. You will see people farming, street paving, working in the Oscar Mayer factory; a glance into the evolution of industries that continue to this day. 

Looking within and without of beauty shops, bars, gas stations, and grocery stores, we are given a glimpse into the necessities of the day. Students, some smiling and some straight-faced, can be seen learning in classrooms, colleges, universities, and having fun in the schoolyard. Many pages are filled with people serving their community. They fought fires, fought for women’s rights, and of course a fair few fought in wars.

Family and friends are pictured coming together, whether it be at a wedding, at a community picnic, or even gathering the whole family on the porch for a photo.

As a pictorial history, this book provides a snapshot (well, many snapshots) of life, a glimpse into the day to day experiences of those who lived while cities and towns were starting to form and grow.


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Madison Memories: A Photographic History of the Early Years Cover
Wisconsin State Journal presents Madison Memories: A Photographic History of the Early Years

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