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Wisconsin Historical Images

WHS Image ID 27495 Search the Online Image Collections

The Society is actively collecting, digitizing and providing access to a broad range of visual materials and making them available to an international audience. Start your search using the form below.

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WHS Image ID 2859 Buy Archival Pigment Prints & Digital Files

The Society produces archival pigment print reproductions and digital files made from high resolution scans of original source material from the Visual Materials Collections. All sale proceeds directly benefit the acquisition, preservation and maintenance of the Society's physical and online collections.

WHS Image ID 26559 Learn About the Image Collections

The Society's Archives document virtually all aspects of the rich social, economic, and political history of Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest. In addition to strong holdings in regional history, our collections have a national focus in the areas of nineteenth-century exploration, Native Americans, mass communications, and social action movements.

WHS Image ID 9780 View Our Gallery Archive

Each month we mount a new image gallery that highlights a selection of images from our online collections and provides an introduction to research at the Society. From the Wright Brothers to Howard Hughes, these galleries highlight the variety of subjects, photographers, and collections in the Visual Materials Archive.

WHS Image ID 8726 Subscribe to RSS & Email Updates

The Wisconsin Historical Society Images Update is an email newsletter produced by the Society. Each monthly update features gallery exhibits drawn from the visual materials collections, new additions to our online image database, news updates from the digital lab and special "subscribers only" print promotions.

Can't find what you're looking for in our online image collections?

Search for information about some of the 3 million images in the Wisconsin Historical Society's Archives.

The Archives online catalogue provides access to information about thousands of collections containing photographs and other images.
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The Archive’s holdings include many images that are not cataloged online. An archivist will be happy to assist you with your search. Research fees may apply.


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