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Carrie Chapman Catt: A Life of Service

View Carrie Chapman Catt's glass lantern slides from her travels as an activist for women's rights and world peace.

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View this gallery of photographs from an unpublished 1960s report on living conditions in the African-American neighborhoods of Natchez, Mississippi.

Glimpses of African-American Life in the Midwest, 1865-1934

Read about three generations of a Midwestern African-American family.

Mississippi River Town

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

Discover Madison's Kehl School of Dance through photographs of the performers, public events, dance studio, and other images.

Images relating to Daisy Bates, former Arkansas NAACP President

View photographs from the collection of Daisy Bates, an American civil rights activist, publisher and writer.

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

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.

Automobiles in Wisconsin History

Read about the evolution of the automotive industry and the drastic changes in manufacturing work, road infrastructure, the economy and American culture.

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

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.

A Visual Biography, 1908-1957

Learn about the four years Senator Joseph McCarthy held the nation in his grasp with his anti-Communist rhetoric.

Native American Photographs

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

Grant County Rural Schools

Rural Wisconsin

View the landscapes of rural Wisconsin through the eyes of photographer Paul Vanderbilt.

This image gallery depicts Madison, Wisconsin, as a hub of dynamic social, political and cultrual change from the 1960s through the mid-1970s.

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

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

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.
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