American Campaigns.

Documenting Political Campaigns in the Moment - Image Gallery Essay

Coming of age in Ohio, James Baughman developed a passion for the Cleveland Indians and presidential campaigns. The youngster's hobbies offered a good window into the American experience.

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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.

Circus images from the 1860s to the 1960s.

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

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

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.

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.

Wisconsin's First Outdoor Rock Festival

Learn about and view photographs of Wisconsin's first outdoor rock festival, a groundbreaking three-day event.

An album of 32 unusual photographs taken in 1905 of graduates of Menomonie High School in Dunn County.

View a large gallery of Wisconsin residents playing: bowling, dancing, curling, sailing, skateboarding, skating, skiing and snowmobiling.

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Visual Materials Subject Overview

Learn about the wide range of visual materials subjects available to view both online and in our Archives
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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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