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Menu Gallery: Image Gallery Essay

A Wisconsin Historical Society Menu Sampler
View menus selected from the collections of the Wisconsin Historical Society.
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Wisconsin’s Historical Markers: Image Gallery Essay

The Early History of Wisconsin’s Historical Markers Program
The Early History of Wisconsin’s Historical Markers Program.
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Early American Civilian Aircrafts: Image Gallery Essay

The Early History of Civilian Aircraft: 1925-1930
The Early History of Civilian Aircraft: 1925-1930
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Otto Ansorge: Image Gallery Essay

Jewelry and Postcard Publisher
Discover the History of Winnecone, Wisconsin through Otto Ansorge's photographs
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Willy Street: Image Gallery Essay

Study of a Neighborhood
Discover the history of Madison, Wisconsin's Willy St. neighborhood through the Wisconsin Historical Society's image gallery
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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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Charles Van Schaick and Wisconsin Death Trip

The work of Charles Van Schaick (Van Scoik) in the Wisconsin Historical Society collection includes over 8,000 images...
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Exploring the Eclectic Harold Gauer Collection - Image Gallery Essay

The Many Varied Photographs
Read about the diverse career of photographer Harold Gauer, who is perhaps best known for his humorous photographs.
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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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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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Alfred A. Bish - Image Gallery Essay

Life and Lumbering in Chippewa Falls
Read about the life and career of photographer Alfred Bish who documented the lumbering industry and daily life in the Chippewa Falls area.
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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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A Summer Place - Image Gallery Essay

Photographs from the Apostle Islands
Learn about the history of the Apostle Islands in the northnmost part of Wisconsin, a popular summer refuge for tourists and residents.
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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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Edward A. Bass - Image Gallery Essay

Doctor and Amateur Photographer
Discover the career of amateur photographer and doctor Edward Bass who surprised people with his near-overnight success and natural talent.
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Ephraim Burt Trimpey, 'Photo Artist' from Baraboo - Image Gallery Essay

Learn about the life and career of self-proclaimed 'Photo Artist' from Baraboo who had a vast range of photographic abilities.
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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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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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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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