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The Watercolors of Winifred Ford

Read about the life and career of painter Winifred Ford who created watercolors of historic Madison residences.

A Hand-Book for the Homeseeker

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

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

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

Reuben Gold Thwaites Photographs

Reuben Gold Thwaites' photos of his trip down the Monongahela and Ohio rivers.

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

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

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.

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

Larger Than Life Images of Animals and Produce

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

View images produced by the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, while they were challenging a white, supremacist delegation.

Civil War Envelopes

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

A Historical Look at Service Stations

Photographs of Wisconsin gas stations portray the development of service station architecture.

Explore history and images of beekeeping in Wisconsin.

Native American Photographs

Collection of photographs documenting Native American life and the impact of federal government.

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.

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.

Doctor and Amateur Photographer

Discover the career of amateur photographer and doctor Edward Bass who surprised people with his near-overnight success and natural talent.

The Story of Two Communities Through Photographs

Read about the history of Manitowoc and Two Rivers, two Wisconsin communities, and view photos documenting more than 150 years of life in the two cities.

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