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Learn more about the 1904 fire that destroyed the third Wisconsin State Capitol.

Glimpses of African-American Life in the Midwest, 1865-1934

Read about three generations of a Midwestern African-American family.

The Photographs of Harold Hone

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

Rural Wisconsin

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

Architectural photographs of the restored opera houses of Wisconsin.

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.

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.

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.

Learn the inside story of the Teasdale Vice Committee Investigation of 1913 in Wisconsin and their crusade against "social evil."

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

The Watercolors of Winifred Ford

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

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

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

Explore Jim Widmer's photographs of Theresa, Wisconsin.

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.

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

A Greenbelt Town

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

View these 19th-century panoramic, detailed maps of Wisconsin communities.

Madison's Settlement House

Images of Madison's only settlement house, Neighborhood House, from 1916 until the 1960s.
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