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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.
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

Afloat on the Ohio - Image Gallery Essay

Reuben Gold Thwaites Photographs
Reuben Gold Thwaites' photos of his trip down the Monongahela and Ohio rivers.
Historical Essay

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.
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.
Historical Essay

Howard Hughes, Filmmaker - Image Gallery Essay

View images from film "Hell's Angels," released by United Artists in 1930.

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