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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.

The Early History of Civilian Aircraft: 1925-1930

The Early History of Civilian Aircraft: 1925-1930

A Visual Biography, 1908-1957

Learn about the four years Senator Joseph McCarthy held the nation in his grasp with his anti-Communist rhetoric.

Mississippi River Town

View 19th century photographs of life on the Mississippi River logging town of Alma, Wisconsin.

Explore images from the Hotz collection that depict Door County, Wisconsin at the turn of the 20th century.

An early view of how a large corporation marketed a valuable piece of technology provides insight into contemporary views of consumerism and industry.

Photographs and Poetic Texts

Learn about the experimental style of one of the country's most respected scholars in the field of photography and archives.

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.

Documenting a Sense of Place

View more than 8,000 images of Wisconsin communities: main streets, the built environment, prominent points of interests and some rural scenes.

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.

Photographs by Richard Quinney

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

A Century of Aviation

Browse by category through aviation images drawn from the image collections of various archives including the Wisconsin Historical Society.

An intimate look at family, architecture, interiors and fashion in Victorian Wisconsin between 1885 and 1900

Learn about the lives of upper-middle class Wisconsinites in the Victorian period between 1885 and 1900.

Wisconsin's First Outdoor Rock Festival

Learn about and view photographs of Wisconsin's first outdoor rock festival, a groundbreaking three-day event.

A Nostalgic Look at Wisconsin Winters

Explore this gallery featuring the best and most interesting Wisconsin winter photographs.

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

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

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

Circus images from the 1860s to the 1960s.

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.
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