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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.

Doctor and Amateur Photographer

Discover the career of amateur photographer and doctor Edward Bass who surprised people with his near-overnight success and natural talent.

Browse a gallery of cigarette advertising trade cards from the 1870s to 1940s.

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

A Century of Aviation

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

Native American Photographs

Collection of photographs documenting Native American life and the impact of federal government.

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.

Read about Earth Day's founder, Gaylord Nelson, a Wisconsin senator and early environmentalist.

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

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

Learn about the life and career of self-proclaimed 'Photo Artist' from Baraboo who had a vast range of photographic abilities.

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

A Historical Look at Service Stations

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

A Collection of Photographs

Photographs of Winther Motor company offer insight into early 20th century manufacturing.

The Many Varied Photographs

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

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

Explore Jim Widmer's photographs of Theresa, Wisconsin.

Photographic portraits of Native Americans dating from 1898.

Study of a Neighborhood

Discover the history of Madison, Wisconsin's Willy St. neighborhood through the Wisconsin Historical Society's image gallery

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.

View this beautiful collection of Valentine's Day greeting cards collected from 1840 through 1980.
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