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Historical Essay

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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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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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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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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Franz Hölzlhuber's Watercolors - Image Gallery Essay

Discover the works of Austrian artist Franz Hölzlhuber, who documented Wisconsin scenery through watercolor.
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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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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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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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Tall-Tale Postcards - Image Gallery Essay

Larger Than Life Images of Animals and Produce
Learn about the tall-tale postcard industry and the career of photographer Alfred Stanley Johnson, Jr.
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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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Passenger Pigeons - Image Gallery Essay

The Extinction of a Species
Read about how the species of passenger pigeons became extinct. Follow links to short essays on the topic and view a collection of images.
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Paul Vanderbilt's Landscapes - Image Gallery Essay

Rural Wisconsin
View the landscapes of rural Wisconsin through the eyes of photographer Paul Vanderbilt.
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The Wisconsin Free Library Commission - Image Gallery Essay

Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin
Learn about how the Wisconsin Free Library Commission helped to establish and improve free public libraries in Wisconsin.
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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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Wisconsin: A Guide to the Badger State - Image Gallery Essay

The Photographs of Harold Hone
This article describes the careers of Harold Hone and Frank Utpatel in relation to the W.P.A.
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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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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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Madison People's Poster and Propaganda Collection - Image Gallery Essay

This image gallery depicts Madison, Wisconsin, as a hub of dynamic social, political and cultrual change from the 1960s through the mid-1970s.

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