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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.

Historical Essay

Angora - Image Gallery Essay

Rabbit Raising in German Concentration Camps

View this unusual photo album, the cover of which is made of angora rabbit wool, to see how the rabbits were raised in concentration camps.

James T. Potter's Photos

View this image collection of architectural details of places in Madison, Wisconsin.

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

Lee una breva historia de Lucha por la Justicia para los Trabajadores Agrícolas.

Browse images about the formation of the U.S. Social Security Act, selected from the collections of federal employees Witte, Altmeyer, Cohen and Wickenden.

Grant County Rural Schools

See the designs Wisconsin artists produced for the Centennial Stamp Contest.

Allan Born, The Born Collection

Allan Born's photographs of Northern Wisconsin during the 1930's and beyond.

Read about the career of Milwaukee-based photographer Simon L. Stein who is known for his portraits of prominent Wisconsin citizens.

The 1849 Sketches of James F. Wilkins

View this selection of drawings by James F. Wilkins, created on his journey on the Overland Trail from Missouri to Califonia in 1849.

Madison's Settlement House

Images of Madison's only settlement house, Neighborhood House, from 1916 until the 1960s.

View photographs taken by Dr. Joseph Smith in the early 20th century in and around Marathon County, Wisconsin.

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

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

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

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

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

Farming in America

Discover the history of the International Harvester Company through the Wisconsin Historical Society's images

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

Explore Jim Widmer's photographs of Theresa, Wisconsin.
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