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The "Teenie Weenies" cartoons enchanted readers of all ages for more than 50 years. View this selection of cartoons by William Donahey.

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

View this image collection of the Wisconsin Democratic Senator William Proxmire.

Explore photographs of farm life in 20th-century Wisconsin.

View these images shot by an early female war correspondent, Dickey Chapelle from Wisconsin.

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.

Wisconsin's First Outdoor Rock Festival

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

Learn more about the 1904 fire that destroyed the third Wisconsin State Capitol.

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

Frank Lloyd Wright's Wisconsin Home

Learn about he home of architect Frank Lloyd Wright and view rare photographs of the building he designed and redesigned during his lifetime.
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About Our Image Galleries

Image galleries feature selections from visual materials in the Society's Archives. They reflect the wide range of subjects, photographers, and collections available for research. Each gallery is introduced by an essay to provide historical context and background.

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If you have questions about historical photos or images, please contact our reference staff by phone at 608-264-6535 or by email.