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Gugler Lithographic World War II Mobilization Posters - Image Gallery Essay

Discover the famous lithographic company most known for its WWII posters whose goal was to mobilize public support for the American war effort.
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Dickey Chapelle, Photojournalist - Image Gallery Essay

View these images shot by an early female war correspondent, Dickey Chapelle from 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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Wisconsin Women - Image Gallery Essay

View the collection of images of Wisconsin women in a variety of activities: farm work, canning, suffragism, photography, war work and civil rights.
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The Civil War Sketches of Alexander Simplot - Image Gallery Essay

The Civil War sketches of Alexander Simplot were reproduced as engravings for use in newspapers.
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American History Through Christmas Cards - Image Gallery Essay

Learn about the history of Christmas cards and their various uses during World War I and II, and in postwar America.
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Old Abe, Wisconsin's Civil War Eagle - Image Gallery Essay

Learn about the long life of the mascot of the Eighth Wisconsin Civil War Regiment, a bald eagle named 'Old Abe'.
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George Barnard's Photographic Views of Sherman's Campaign - Image Gallery Essay

Black-and-white photographs taken and printed by Civil War-era photographer George N. Barnard.
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Falk Corporation - Image Gallery Essay

Images of a Milwaukee Manufacturing Powerhouse
Read about one of Milwaukee's most successful manufacturing companies and view vintage photographs of the corporation.
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Images of Wisconsin's Holocaust Survivors - Image Gallery Essay

See images that document the stories of 18 Wisconsin survivors of the World War II Holocaust.
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Angora - Image Gallery Essay

Rabbit Raising in German Concentration Camps
View this unusual photo album, the cover of which is made of angora rabbit wool, to see how the rabbits were raised in concentration camps.
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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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The Soldiers of the Red Arrow Division - Image Gallery Essay

Learn about the exploits of the U.S. Army National Guard's Red Arrow Division during World War II.
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Manitowoc-Two Rivers History Showcased - Image Gallery Essay

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.
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Edmund Eisenscher's Milwaukee Union Photographs - Image Gallery Essay

View Edmund Eisenscher's photographs of the personal and work life of Milwaukee union members from 1938-1956
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Sky High - Image Gallery Essay

A Century of Aviation
Browse by category through aviation images drawn from the image collections of various archives including the Wisconsin Historical Society.
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Cigarette Trade Cards - Image Gallery Essay

Browse a gallery of cigarette advertising trade cards from the 1870s to 1940s.
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From Caroline Webb's Papers - Image Gallery Essay

Glimpses of African-American Life in the Midwest, 1865-1934
Read about three generations of a Midwestern African-American family.
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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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