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Avid Amateur Photographer

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

Harry Ellsworth Cole

Cole's photographs show scenic views of the Dells and Devil's Lake area as well as geological features throughout Sauk County.

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

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

A Hand-Book for the Homeseeker

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

View these images of cranberry harvesting in Wisconsin.

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.

Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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

Larger Than Life Images of Animals and Produce

Learn about the tall-tale postcard industry and the career of photographer Alfred Stanley Johnson, Jr.

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View this gallery of photographs from an unpublished 1960s report on living conditions in the African-American neighborhoods of Natchez, Mississippi.

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

Mississippi River Town

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

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

Photographic portraits of Native Americans dating from 1898.

The Many Varied Photographs

Read about the diverse career of photographer Harold Gauer, who is perhaps best known for his humorous photographs.

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.

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

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.

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