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

A Dishonest Democrat and a Radical Republican

Learn about the election that was so close that Wisconsin briefly had two governors until one was exposed for tampering with ballots.

1850-2009

Photographs of political campaign techniques of the past.

Get to know Isaac P. Walker, the first Wisconsin resident to be a presidential candidate contender in 1850.

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

View this image collection of the Wisconsin Democratic Senator William Proxmire.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Bandana featuring music score for campaign song "We Want Teddy," used at a Milwaukee campaign rally for Theodore Roosevelt, 1912. (Museum object #1970.204)

Brief biography of newspaperman and eventual Governor (1891-1895)

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

United States Senate campaign banner for Milwaukee Socialist Congressman Victor L. Berger, April 1918. (Museum object #1992.168)

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

This image gallery depicts Madison, Wisconsin, as a hub of dynamic social, political and cultrual change from the 1960s through the mid-1970s.

Historical Essay

Wisconsin's First Election

Creating the Wisconsin Territory

Discover the story of Wisconsin's first elections and how the state was divided into its present-day areas.
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