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Photo Copy Service Photographers Capture the Essence of Madison - Image Gallery Essay

View the online collection of Photo Copy Service photographs taken in Madison from the 1920s through 1960s.
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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
Historical Essay

Horses to Horsepower - Image Gallery Essay

Automobiles in Wisconsin History
Read about the evolution of the automotive industry and the drastic changes in manufacturing work, road infrastructure, the economy and American culture.
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Commemorating 50 Years of Integration - Image Gallery Essay

Images relating to Daisy Bates, former Arkansas NAACP President
View photographs from the collection of Daisy Bates, an American civil rights activist, publisher and writer.
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J. Robert Taylor - Image Gallery Essay

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.
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Afloat on the Ohio - Image Gallery Essay

Reuben Gold Thwaites Photographs
Reuben Gold Thwaites' photos of his trip down the Monongahela and Ohio rivers.
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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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Wisconsin State Fair - Image Gallery Essay

View a pictorial review of the Wisconsin State Fair from 1851 when it began.
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Howard Hughes, Filmmaker - Image Gallery Essay

View images from film "Hell's Angels," released by United Artists in 1930.
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McCormick-International Harvester Collection — Image Gallery Essay

Farming in America
Discover the history of the International Harvester Company through the Wisconsin Historical Society's images
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Fill 'er Up - Image Gallery Essay

A Historical Look at Service Stations
Photographs of Wisconsin gas stations portray the development of service station architecture.
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International Harvester Glass Negative Series, 1900-1939 - Image Gallery Essay

View the International Harvester Glass Negative Series featuring images of farmers, animals, factory workers, tractors, small-town life and more.
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Letterheads - Image Gallery Essay

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.
Historical Essay

Menu Gallery: Image Gallery Essay

A Wisconsin Historical Society Menu Sampler
View menus selected from the collections of the Wisconsin Historical Society.
Historical Essay

The Winther Motor Company in Kenosha, Wisconsin - Image Gallery Essay

A Collection of Photographs
Photographs of Winther Motor company offer insight into early 20th century manufacturing.

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