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

Avid Amateur Photographer

Learn about the career of photographer Harry Dankoler, who captured images of his experiences throughout life and experimented with photo manipulation.

This image gallery depicts Madison, Wisconsin, as a hub of dynamic social, political and cultrual change from the 1960s through the mid-1970s.

Discover the works of Austrian artist Franz Hölzlhuber, who documented Wisconsin scenery through watercolor.

Explore images from the Hotz collection that depict Door County, Wisconsin at the turn of the 20th century.

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

A Hand-Book for the Homeseeker

Read about the dream of successful farming in northern Wisconsin in 1895.

Promotions on Paper, 1850s-1975

Custom-designed letterheads were a universal way of proclaiming who you were. Historical letterheads are prime examples of early branding.

1850-2009

Photographs of political campaign techniques of the past.

The Extinction of a Species

Read about how the species of passenger pigeons became extinct. Follow links to short essays on the topic and view a collection of images.

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

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.

Harry and Roy Aitken

View the photographic stills from early silent film producers and Waukesha natives Harry and Roy Aitken.

Lee una breva historia de Lucha por la Justicia para los Trabajadores Agrícolas

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

Larger Than Life Images of Animals and Produce

Learn about the tall-tale postcard industry and the career of photographer Alfred Stanley Johnson, Jr.

Explore photographs of farm life in 20th-century Wisconsin.

Civil War Envelopes

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

Read about the career of Milwaukee-based photographer Simon L. Stein who is known for his portraits of prominent Wisconsin citizens.
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