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

Increase Lapham's Cartes-de-visite Collection

View this magnificent collection of 19th century famous scientists collected by Wisconsin naturalist Increase Lapham.

The Story of Two Communities Through Photographs

Read about the history of Manitowoc and Two Rivers, two Wisconsin communities, and view photos documenting more than 150 years of life in the two cities.

Harry and Roy Aitken

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

Grant County Rural Schools

A Hand-Book for the Homeseeker

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

Circus images from the 1860s to the 1960s.

Explore history and images of beekeeping in Wisconsin.

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.

The 1849 Sketches of James F. Wilkins

View this selection of drawings by James F. Wilkins, created on his journey on the Overland Trail from Missouri to Califonia in 1849.

Discover the famous lithographic company most known for its WWII posters whose goal was to mobilize public support for the American war effort.

Read about Earth Day's founder, Gaylord Nelson, a Wisconsin senator and early environmentalist.

View images of regional singers and musicians from the Helene Stratman-Thomas folk music project.

Browse images about the formation of the U.S. Social Security Act, selected from the collections of federal employees Witte, Altmeyer, Cohen and Wickenden.

Avid Amateur Photographer

Learn about the career of photographer Harry Dankoler, who captured images of his experiences throughout life and experimented with photo manipulation.

Discover Madison's Kehl School of Dance through photographs of the performers, public events, dance studio, and other images.

View these images of cranberry harvesting in Wisconsin.

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.

Photographer David Giffey Captures Details of Migrant Worker Life

Learn about migrant worker life in Wisconsin and Texas captured by Wisconsin-born photojournalist David Giffey.

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