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The 1913 Teasdale Vice Committee Investigation - Image Gallery Essay

Learn the inside story of the Teasdale Vice Committee Investigation of 1913 in Wisconsin and their crusade against "social evil."
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Wisconsin Place File - Image Gallery Essay

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.
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Visual Materials Subject Overview

Learn about the wide range of visual materials subjects available to view both online and in our Archives
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Kehl School of Dance - Madison - Image Gallery Essay

Discover Madison's Kehl School of Dance through photographs of the performers, public events, dance studio, and other images.
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Brandel and Jones Family Gallery - Image Gallery Essay

Snapshots of Daily Life
Study this collection of family photos and see a natural, simple view of everyday life in early 20th-century Randolph, Wisconsin.
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Patriotism Through the Mail - Image Gallery Essay

Civil War Envelopes
View the culture and politics of a country at war with itself through envelopes produced by publishers and printers.
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Bees and Beekeepers Since 1872 - Image Gallery Essay

Explore history and images of beekeeping in Wisconsin.
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C. L. Harrington: A Lifelong Love of the Wisconsin Northwoods - Image Gallery

View images from Cornelius (Neal) L. Harrington’s collection of photographs highlighting Wisconsin state parks, preserves and forests.
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Documenting Political Campaigns in the Moment - Image Gallery Essay

Candidates on the Road
Documenting Political Campaigns in the Moment - Image Gallery Essay
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A Pictorial History of Victorian Wisconsin - Image Gallery Essay

An intimate look at family, architecture, interiors and fashion in Victorian Wisconsin between 1885 and 1900
Learn about the lives of upper-middle class Wisconsinites in the Victorian period between 1885 and 1900.
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Picturing the Baraboo, Dells and Devil's Lake Region - Image Gallery Essay

Harry Ellsworth Cole
Cole's photographs show scenic views of the Dells and Devil's Lake area as well as geological features throughout Sauk County.
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Interweaving the Autobiographical, the Philosophical and the Visual - Image Gallery Essay

Photographs by Richard Quinney
Discover the photographs of Richard Quinney from his book "Things Once Seen," containing more than 40 years of photos documenting his life.
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Documenting the Struggle for Farmworker Justice - Image Gallery Essay

Photographer David Giffey Captures Details of Migrant Worker Life
Learn about migrant worker life in Wisconsin and Texas captured by Wisconsin-born photojournalist David Giffey.
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Wisconsin Silent Movie Moguls - Image Gallery Essay

Harry and Roy Aitken
View the photographic stills from early silent film producers and Waukesha natives Harry and Roy Aitken.
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The Great Outdoors

Mid-Century Photographs from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
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William A. Jones - Image Gallery Essay

Native American Photographs
Collection of photographs documenting Native American life and the impact of federal government.
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Gerhard Gesell's Alma - Image Gallery Essay

Mississippi River Town
View 19th century photographs of life on the Mississippi River logging town of Alma, Wisconsin.
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From Water to Power - Image Gallery Essay

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.
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Bird's-Eye Maps of Wisconsin - Image Gallery Essay

View these 19th-century panoramic, detailed maps of Wisconsin communities.

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