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More than 75,000 photos, drawings, paintings and other materials are available for viewing online.
Images feature rural life, including farms, machinery, growing and harvesting crops such as cranberries, tobacco and honey.
Cities and Towns
Galleries depict street views, prominent buildings, and postcards of cities and towns in Wisconsin and beyond.
Galleries focus on late 19th and early 20th century home interiors, domestic work and crafts, friends and families, dining, home-improvement, child rearing, gardening, and relaxing.
Galleries highlight a large variety of leisure-time activities, vacation resorts, tourist attractions, hunting, fishing, boating and more.
Galleries reflect the evolution of transportation, from steamships and bicycles to automobiles, trains, and aircraft.
Galleries document workers, companies, development of Wisconsin industries such as fur trading, mining, timber operations, service industries, farming, brewing and more.
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