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A Hand-Book for the Homeseeker

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

Photographs and Poetic Texts

Learn about the experimental style of one of the country's most respected scholars in the field of photography and archives.

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

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

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.

Photographs by Richard Quinney

View photographs of the 1969 construction of the New York City World Trade Center.

Reuben Gold Thwaites Photographs

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

View Edmund Eisenscher's photographs of the personal and work life of Milwaukee union members from 1938-1956

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

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

Explore Jim Widmer's photographs of Theresa, Wisconsin.

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

Promotions on Paper, 1850s-1975

Custom-designed letterheads were a universal way of proclaiming who you were. Historical letterheads are prime examples of early branding.

Native American Photographs

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

View images from film "Hell's Angels," released by United Artists in 1930.

The Prairie du Sac Dam

Read about the conception and inspiration behind the dam that provides electric power to Sauk and Columbia counties. Includes links to photographs.

The Story of Two Communities Through Photographs

Read about the history of Manitowoc and Two Rivers, two Wisconsin communities, and view photos documenting more than 150 years of life in the two cities.

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

Architectural photographs of the restored opera houses of Wisconsin.

1850-2009

Photographs of political campaign techniques of the past.

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

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