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Dr. Joseph Smith: Early 20th Century Life in Marathon County - Image Gallery Essay

View photographs taken by Dr. Joseph Smith in the early 20th century in and around Marathon County, Wisconsin.

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Madison's Settlement House

Images of Madison's only settlement house, Neighborhood House, from 1916 until the 1960.

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

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

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.

Architectural photographs of the restored opera houses of Wisconsin.

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

Documenting a Sense of Place

View more than 8,000 images of Wisconsin communities: main streets, the built environment, prominent points of interests and some rural scenes.

Learn more about the 1904 fire that destroyed the third Wisconsin State Capitol.

See the designs Wisconsin artists produced for the Centennial Stamp Contest.

Mississippi River Town

View 19th century photographs of life on the Mississippi River logging town of Alma, Wisconsin.
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