An intimate look at family, architecture, interiors and fashion in Victorian Wisconsin between 1885 and 1900

Learn about the lives of upper-middle class Wisconsinites in the Victorian period between 1885 and 1900.

The Photographs of Harold Hone

This article describes the careers of Harold Hone and Frank Utpatel in relation to the W.P.A.

Date: 1924 

Description: View down center of Main Street. On the left is a soda shop/confectioner, with two women and a baby carriage on the sidewalk in front. Further down is a ch...

Date: 1914 

Description: View down unpaved street towards the central business district. There is a drug store on the left decorated with flags, and the Farmers & Citizens Bank and...


Albion Town Hall

Date: 1932 ca.

Description: View across street of car parked in front of a modest neoclassical style building with an arched window over its double front door. It is shaded by a large...

Rural Wisconsin

View the landscapes of rural Wisconsin through the eyes of photographer Paul Vanderbilt.

Milwaukee's First Photojournalist

Read about the life and career of photojournalist John Robert Taylor, who captured the spirit of Milwaukee through photographs in the early 20th century.


Sabin General View

Date:  date unknown

Description: View down unpaved road towards the General Store on the right, with horses and buggies and their drivers assembled out front. A man is standing on the fron...

Wisconsin photographer David Marcou's images of life in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: A crowd surrounds a man as he stands atop a tree trunk swinging his axe in a woodchopping contest.

View the online collection of Photo Copy Service photographs taken in Madison from the 1920s through 1960s.

James T. Potter's Photos

View this image collection of architectural details of places in Madison, Wisconsin.

Jim Widmer's "Spirit of Rural Wisconsin," Part II

Explore Jim Widmer's photographs of the Friday fish fry dinner tradition in Wisconsin.

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Visual Materials Subject Overview

Learn about the wide range of visual materials subjects available to view both online and in our Archives

Snapshots of Daily Life

Study this collection of family photos and see a natural, simple view of everyday life in early 20th-century Randolph, Wisconsin.


Christian Church

Date:  date unknown

Description: View down unpaved road towards the left side and front of the wood clapboard sided church. There are six arched windows along the side and in the front of...


State Bank

Date: 1914 

Description: Corner view from unpaved street of the State Bank. A meat market is next door on the left. Flyers on the power poles are for an upcoming fair. A metal and...


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