Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Historic Images From Madison's Lakefront

I am putting together a collection of images for the 100 year Anniversary of the University of Wisconsin Lifesaving Station. I recently acquired a bunch of old postcards and images from Robert Gerber, longtime Supervisor of the UW Lifesaving Station, for a photo book I'm putting together for the celebration. Many of these photos I have never seen, even after working at the Lifesaving Station since 1992. The main highlight is the old boathouse that was constructed right in front of the Red Gym. Anyone who has gone to the Memorial Union Terrace in the past 30 years knows that this is no longer there. There are a few images of the terrace before it became a concrete patio, where it was just grass. I love to see these old photos showing people enjoying Lake Mendota back then, just as much as they do now. Here are a few of my favorites. You can find all of the scanned images in the UW Lifesaving Station 100 Anniversary Gallery on the m2 Photography website.

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