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A Hand-Book for the Homeseeker

Read about the dream of successful farming in northern Wisconsin in 1895.

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

Underground Newspapers of the 1960s and 1970s

Images of the Wisconsin Historical Society's collection of underground newspapers.

A Wisconsin family's photography of their life, pets, parades and other festivities from the late 19th through the early 20th century.

Wisconsin photographer David Marcou's images of life in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

View the collection of images of Wisconsin women in a variety of activities: farm work, canning, suffragism, photography, war work and civil rights.

Allan Born, The Born Collection

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

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

Wisconsin's First Outdoor Rock Festival

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

Avid Amateur Photographer

Learn about the career of photographer Harry Dankoler, who captured images of his experiences throughout life and experimented with photo manipulation.

Life and Lumbering in Chippewa Falls

Read about the life and career of photographer Alfred Bish who documented the lumbering industry and daily life in the Chippewa Falls area.

1850-2009

Photographs of political campaign techniques of the past.

An Inventive and Imaginative Photographer

Learn about H.H. Bennett, the 19th-century photographer of Wisconsin Dells landscapes.

The Early History of Civilian Aircraft: 1925-1930

The Early History of Civilian Aircraft: 1925-1930

View images produced by the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, while they were challenging a white, supremacist delegation.

A Historical Look at Service Stations

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

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

Milwaukee's First Photojournalist

Read about the life and career of photojournalist John Robert Taylor, who captured the spirit of Milwaukee through photographs in the early 20th century.

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

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

A Wisconsin Historical Society Menu Sampler

View menus selected from the collections of the Wisconsin Historical Society.
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