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

Civil War Envelopes

View the culture and politics of a country at war with itself through envelopes produced by publishers and printers.

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

Explore Jim Widmer's photographs of Theresa, Wisconsin.

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.

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

A Collection of Photographs

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

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

Reuben Gold Thwaites Photographs

Reuben Gold Thwaites' photos of his trip down the Monongahela and Ohio rivers.

Native American Photographs

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

A Greenbelt Town

Read about how the suburban community of Greendale, Wisconsin, was engineered and view photographs documenting its development.

Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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

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

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

Learn about the exploits of the U.S. Army National Guard's Red Arrow Division during World War II.

The Work of Blanchard Harper

Learn about the work of Blanchard Harper, a female photographer who settled near Madison, Wisconsin.

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

The Many Varied Photographs

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

A Century of Aviation

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

Madison's Settlement House

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

Discover the works of Austrian artist Franz Hölzlhuber, who documented Wisconsin scenery through watercolor.
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