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Documenting a Sense of Place

View more than 8,000 images of Wisconsin communities: main streets, the built environment, prominent points of interests and some rural scenes.

Harry and Roy Aitken

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

An Inventive and Imaginative Photographer

Learn about H.H. Bennett, the 19th-century photographer of Wisconsin Dells landscapes.

The Many Varied Photographs

Read about the diverse career of photographer Harold Gauer, who is perhaps best known for his humorous photographs.

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

Explore Jim Widmer's photographs of Theresa, Wisconsin.

James T. Potter's Photos

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

A Greenbelt Town

Read about how the suburban community of Greendale, Wisconsin, was engineered and view photographs documenting its development.

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

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.

View the International Harvester Glass Negative Series featuring images of farmers, animals, factory workers, tractors, small-town life and more.

Learn about the long life of the mascot of the Eighth Wisconsin Civil War Regiment, a bald eagle named 'Old Abe'.

Reuben Gold Thwaites Photographs

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

The Lloyd Jones Family Album

Read about the career of The Capital Times founder Richard Lloyd Jones and browse through photographs he and his wife took while living in Madison.

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

Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

Learn about how the Wisconsin Free Library Commission helped to establish and improve free public libraries in Wisconsin.

Allan Born, The Born Collection

Allan Born's photographs of Northern Wisconsin during the 1930's and beyond.

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.

View a pictorial review of the Wisconsin State Fair from 1851 when it began.

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

Wisconsin's Camp Craft Camp for Girls, 1930-1955

This gallery shares more than 100 images from a northern Wisconsin summer camp for girls that operated between 1930 and 1955.
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