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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

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.
Historical Essay

Breweries, Beer and Bars in Wisconsin History - Image Gallery Essay

Ever wonder why beer is so popular in Wisconsin? Wisconsin history is full of breweries and beer.
Historical Essay

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.
Historical Essay

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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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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Picturing Madison - Image Gallery Essay

The Watercolors of Winifred Ford
Read about the life and career of painter Winifred Ford who created watercolors of historic Madison residences.
Historical Essay

Neighborhood House - Image Gallery Essay

Madison's Settlement House
Images of Madison's only settlement house, Neighborhood House, from 1916 until the 1960s.
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The Planned Community of Greendale, Wisconsin - Image Gallery Essay

A Greenbelt Town
Read about how the suburban community of Greendale, Wisconsin, was engineered and view photographs documenting its development.
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Rare Photographs of Taliesin I and II - Image Gallery Essay

Frank Lloyd Wright's Wisconsin Home
Learn about he home of architect Frank Lloyd Wright and view rare photographs of the building he designed and redesigned during his lifetime.
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A Visual Tour of Wisconsin's Fine Opera Houses - Image Gallery Essay

Architectural photographs of the restored opera houses of Wisconsin.
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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."
Historical Essay

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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David Marcou's Images of Wisconsin Life - Image Gallery Essay

Wisconsin photographer David Marcou's images of life in La Crosse, Wisconsin.
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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.
Historical Essay

Up in Smoke: The Story of the 1904 Wisconsin State Capitol Fire - Image Gallery Essay

Learn more about the 1904 fire that destroyed the third Wisconsin State Capitol.
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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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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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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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