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

Architectural photographs of the restored opera houses of Wisconsin.

See the designs Wisconsin artists produced for the Centennial Stamp Contest.

Frank Lloyd Wright's Wisconsin Home

Learn about he home of architect Frank Lloyd Wright and view rare photographs of the building he designed and redesigned during his lifetime.

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

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.

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

Explore Jim Widmer's photographs of the Friday fish fry dinner tradition in Wisconsin.

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

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

Historical Essay

Land Speculation and Cities

How Real Estate Owners Created Wisconsin

Discover how land owners promoted their towns and villages for settlers and created the cities you know today.

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.

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

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

Wisconsin photographer David Marcou's images of life in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

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

Madison's Settlement House

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

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.

A Greenbelt Town

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

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

Explore Jim Widmer's photographs of Theresa, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

The Birth of Lake Delton

Learn about the rise of Wisconsin Dells tourism, and read about the creation and collapse of the man-made river it was founded on.
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