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The Many Varied Photographs

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

Architectural photographs of the restored opera houses of Wisconsin.

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

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

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

Automobiles in Wisconsin History

Read about the evolution of the automotive industry and the drastic changes in manufacturing work, road infrastructure, the economy and American culture.

Promotions on Paper, 1850s-1975

Custom-designed letterheads were a universal way of proclaiming who you were. Historical letterheads are prime examples of early branding.

View the collection of images of Wisconsin women in a variety of activities: farm work, canning, suffragism, photography, war work and civil rights.

Learn the inside story of the Teasdale Vice Committee Investigation of 1913 in Wisconsin and their crusade against "social evil."

View these images shot by an early female war correspondent, Dickey Chapelle from Wisconsin.

Read about Earth Day's founder, Gaylord Nelson, a Wisconsin senator and early environmentalist.

View Edmund Eisenscher's photographs of the personal and work life of Milwaukee union members from 1938-1956

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

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.

Read about the career of Milwaukee-based photographer Simon L. Stein who is known for his portraits of prominent Wisconsin citizens.

Increase Lapham's Cartes-de-visite Collection

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

Avid Amateur Photographer

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

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

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

A Historical Look at Service Stations

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

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