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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.

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

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.

Photographic portraits of Native Americans dating from 1898.

View the online collection of Photo Copy Service photographs taken in Madison from the 1920s through 1960s.

The Civil War sketches of Alexander Simplot were reproduced as engravings for use in newspapers.

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

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.

Photographs from the Apostle Islands

Learn about the history of the Apostle Islands in the northnmost part of Wisconsin, a popular summer refuge for tourists and residents.

An Inventive and Imaginative Photographer

Learn about H.H. Bennett, the 19th-century photographer of Wisconsin Dells landscapes.

A Hand-Book for the Homeseeker

Read about the dream of successful farming in northern Wisconsin in 1895.

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.

Learn about the history of Christmas cards and their various uses during World War I and II, and in postwar America.

Lee una breva historia de Lucha por la Justicia para los Trabajadores Agrícolas.

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

View many photographs of Cassville Wisconsin's varied river life, taken by Frank W. Feiker

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.

Snapshots of Daily Life

Study this collection of family photos and see a natural, simple view of everyday life in early 20th-century Randolph, Wisconsin.

Black-and-white photographs taken and printed by Civil War-era photographer George N. Barnard.
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