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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.

Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

Learn about how the Wisconsin Free Library Commission helped to establish and improve free public libraries in Wisconsin.

Date: 1907 ca.

Description: Photographic postcard of the generator used to power the "Frank H. Thompson Famous Moving Pictures." A belt from the generator stretches to the flywheel on...


Obey Photo Shoot

Date: 1969-01 

Description: A photo shoot for David R. Obey's first campaign for Congress picturing him as assistant majority leader with Majority Leader Bob Huber (partially obscured...

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

Date:  date unknown

Description: An illustration created using cutout photographs and white, gray and black paint on cream colored paper. The scene depicts, in profile, a man pulling a loa...

Doctor and Amateur Photographer

Discover the career of amateur photographer and doctor Edward Bass who surprised people with his near-overnight success and natural talent.

Date: 1912 

Description: Photo opportunity day at the Glenn Curtiss School of Aviation on North Island in San Diego Harbor. The man in the lower left corner is thought to be Glenn...

The Lloyd Jones Family Album

Read about the career of The Capital Times founder Richard Lloyd Jones and browse through photographs he and his wife took while living in Madison.

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

Date:  date unknown

Description: Woman on stage with microphone and visual props, apparently demonstrating eye and other makeup techniques.

Date: 1908 ca.

Description: Full-length studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of a young boy with a tricycle.


Street Scene

Date: 1929 

Description: View down middle of street towards central business section. On the left is a building with a belfry. Cars and businesses line both sides of the street, pe...

Images of Pawling & Harnischfeger Electric Cranes

Discover how Wisconsin-based company Pawling & Harnischfeger became one of the world's leading suppliers of manufacturing services.

Date: 1935 

Description: Display of historical memorabilia in the store window of C. Failinger & Sons.

Date: 1902-05 

Description: Alexander Krueger standing in a field with stacks of pine cord piled all around him. Branches from the pines litter the ground. Trees line the perimeter of...

The Work of Blanchard Harper

Learn about the work of Blanchard Harper, a female photographer who settled near Madison, Wisconsin.

Study of a Neighborhood

Discover the history of Madison, Wisconsin's Willy St. neighborhood through the Wisconsin Historical Society's image gallery

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.

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