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Date: 1887 

Description: Elevated view of the Wisconsin National Guard encampment at Racine County fairgrounds. Several tents are set up in the background, while visitors mingle in...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Back, front, and inside front cover of the menu from The Restaurant at Baron's department store, with "A Historical Map of Madison" focusing on the isthmus...

Book or Pamphlet

Winnebago Wigwam

Date: 1884 

Description: Indians standing and sitting near wigwams. Four wigwam frames are covered, with the one on the right uncovered, with a campfire inside. In the distance are...

Resource Description

Visual Materials Subject Overview

Learn about the wide range of visual materials subjects available to view both online and in our Archives

View images from film "Hell's Angels," released by United Artists in 1930.


Fish's Wright Flyer

Date: 1912 

Description: The Wright Flyer of Farnum Fish being pushed into position for a demonstration flight at the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds.

A Collection of Photographs

Photographs of Winther Motor company offer insight into early 20th century manufacturing.


Robert Hippe

Date: 1932 ca.

Description: Robert Hippe, 12, in cap and bib overalls, poses in front of the Prairie School. His bicycle rests against the porch of the school. A note on the reverse o...


Christian Church

Date:  date unknown

Description: View down unpaved road towards the left side and front of the wood clapboard sided church. There are six arched windows along the side and in the front of...

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.

Date: 1909 

Description: A view from shoreline below a bridge that crosses the Wisconsin River. There are two signs on the upper level of the bridge. One is for weight limit and th...


State Bank

Date: 1914 

Description: Corner view from unpaved street of the State Bank. A meat market is next door on the left. Flyers on the power poles are for an upcoming fair. A metal and...


Sauk City Brewery

Date:  date unknown

Description: View from unpaved road of workers gathered in front of the brewery building, which has numerous chimneys, and one very tall chimney pipe. One of the men is...

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