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This image gallery depicts Madison, Wisconsin, as a hub of dynamic social, political and cultrual change from the 1960s through the mid-1970s.

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.

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

Civil War Envelopes

View the culture and politics of a country at war with itself through envelopes produced by publishers and printers.

Rural Wisconsin

View the landscapes of rural Wisconsin through the eyes of photographer Paul Vanderbilt.

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

Harry and Roy Aitken

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

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.

View these 19th-century panoramic, detailed maps of Wisconsin communities.

View images from Cornelius (Neal) L. Harrington’s collection of photographs highlighting Wisconsin state parks, preserves and forests.

View the International Harvester Glass Negative Series featuring images of farmers, animals, factory workers, tractors, small-town life and more.

Underground Newspapers of the 1960s and 1970s

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

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

Allan Born, The Born Collection

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

The Natchez Poverty Report

View this gallery of photographs from an unpublished 1960s report on living conditions in the African-American neighborhoods of Natchez, Mississippi.

View the collection of images of Wisconsin women in a variety of activities: farm work, canning, suffragism, photography, war work and civil rights.

Grant County Rural Schools

Explore history and images of beekeeping in Wisconsin.

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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