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Bird's-eye views of Wisconsin cities and towns
Bird's-eye views of 180 Wisconsin cities and towns
Wisconsin Historical Images, our online collection of visual materials, contains more than 10,000 photographs, engravings, posters, and other pictures. The link below will display 180 bird's-eye views from the late 19th to the early 20th century. These hypothetical aerial views give a unique perspective on communities: they are imaginary and idealized, but had to be accurate enough that local residents would purchase them from the artist or publisher. See if your town or city is included.
Immigration and Settlement|
The Founding of Major Cities
|Citation:||Consult the bibliographic data given with each individual bird's-eye view, and conclude your citation with the phrase " Online facsimile at: http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=807; Visited on: 10/10/2015|