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The Extinction of a Species

Read about how the species of passenger pigeons became extinct. Follow links to short essays on the topic and view a collection of images.

An album of 32 unusual photographs taken in 1905 of graduates of Menomonie High School in Dunn County.

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

Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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

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

Learn about the long life of the mascot of the Eighth Wisconsin Civil War Regiment, a bald eagle named 'Old Abe'.

Photographs by Richard Quinney

Discover the photographs of Richard Quinney from his book "Things Once Seen," containing more than 40 years of photos documenting his life.

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.

Allan Born, The Born Collection

Allan Born's photographs of Northern Wisconsin during the 1930's and beyond.

View a gallery of foreign film posters from the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research.

Study of a Neighborhood

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

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

Harry and Roy Aitken

View the photographic stills from early silent film producers and Waukesha natives Harry and Roy Aitken.

Learn about the exploits of the U.S. Army National Guard's Red Arrow Division during World War II.

Underground Newspapers of the 1960s and 1970s

Images of the Wisconsin Historical Society's collection of underground newspapers.

James T. Potter's Photos

View this image collection of architectural details of places in Madison, Wisconsin.

Life and Lumbering in Chippewa Falls

Read about the life and career of photographer Alfred Bish who documented the lumbering industry and daily life in the Chippewa Falls area.

Photographs by Richard Quinney

View photographs of the 1969 construction of the New York City World Trade Center.

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

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