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The Prairie du Sac Dam

Read about the conception and inspiration behind the dam that provides electric power to Sauk and Columbia counties. Includes links to photographs.

A Collection of Photographs

Photographs of Winther Motor company offer insight into early 20th century manufacturing.

A Wisconsin family's photography of their life, pets, parades and other festivities from the late 19th through the early 20th century.

Civil War Envelopes

View the culture and politics of a country at war with itself through envelopes produced by publishers and printers.

The Natchez Poverty Report

View this gallery of photographs from an unpublished 1960s report on living conditions in the African-American neighborhoods of Natchez, Mississippi.

Black-and-white photographs taken and printed by Civil War-era photographer George N. Barnard.

1850-2009

Photographs of political campaign techniques of the past.

Learn about the history of Christmas cards and their various uses during World War I and II, and in postwar America.

An early view of how a large corporation marketed a valuable piece of technology provides insight into contemporary views of consumerism and industry.

Increase Lapham's Cartes-de-visite Collection

View this magnificent collection of 19th century famous scientists collected by Wisconsin naturalist Increase Lapham.

The 1849 Sketches of James F. Wilkins

View this selection of drawings by James F. Wilkins, created on his journey on the Overland Trail from Missouri to Califonia in 1849.

Discover Madison's Kehl School of Dance through photographs of the performers, public events, dance studio, and other images.

Underground Newspapers of the 1960s and 1970s

Images of the Wisconsin Historical Society's collection of underground newspapers.

View an extensive image collection about this early social leadership center that focused on labor organization, and later, civil rights.

An album of 32 unusual photographs taken in 1905 of graduates of Menomonie High School in Dunn County.

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.

Jewelry and Postcard Publisher

Discover the History of Winnecone, Wisconsin through Otto Ansorge's photographs

Ever wonder why beer is so popular in Wisconsin? Wisconsin history is full of breweries and beer.

The Photographs of Harold Hone

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

Browse a gallery of cigarette advertising trade cards from the 1870s to 1940s.
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