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Jim Widmer's 'Spirit of Rural Wisconsin,' Part I

Jim Widmer's photographs of Theresa, Wisconsin.

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.

Avid Amateur Photographer

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

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.

A Historical Look at Service Stations

Photographs of Wisconsin gas stations portray the development of service station architecture.

Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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

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

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

Madison's Soap Box Derby

Learn about the history of Madison's Soap Box Derby, a popular racing sport amongst young boys nation-wide in the early to mid-1900s.

Grant County Rural Schools

Photographic portraits of Native Americans dating from 1898.

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

Wisconsin photographer David Marcou's images of life in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Underground Newspapers of the 1960s and 1970s

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

1850-2009

Photographs of political campaign techniques of the past.

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

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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