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McCormick-International Harvester Collection - Image Gallery Essay

The International Harvester Company was the largest and most influential farm equipment manufacturer of the 20th century.

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Increase Lapham's Cartes-de-visite Collection

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

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

Images of a Milwaukee Manufacturing Powerhouse

Read about one of Milwaukee's most successful manufacturing companies and view vintage photographs of the corporation.

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

Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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

Avid Amateur Photographer

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

Discover the famous lithographic company most known for its WWII posters whose goal was to mobilize public support for the American war effort.

A Historical Look at Service Stations

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

The Many Varied Photographs

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

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

Image galleries feature selections from visual materials in the Society's Archives. They reflect the wide range of subjects, photographers, and collections available for research. Each gallery is introduced by an essay to provide historical context and background.

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If you have questions about historical photos or images, please contact our reference staff by phone at 608-264-6535 or by email.

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