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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

Up North with Lucy Rumsey Holt - Image Gallery Essay

Explore Lake Life in Northern Wisconsin with the Holt Family
Historical Essay

Life at the State House: Trout Lake Forestry Headquarters - Image Gallery Essay

Learn about the history of the Trout Lake Forestry Headquarters in Vilas County
Historical Essay

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.
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

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.
Historical Essay

Sound Storm - Image Gallery Essay

Wisconsin's First Outdoor Rock Festival
Learn about and view photographs of Wisconsin's first outdoor rock festival, a groundbreaking three-day event.
Historical Essay

The Thrill of the Hill - Image Gallery Essay

Madison's Soap Box Derby
Learn about the history of Madison's Soap Box Derby, a popular racing sport amongst young boys nation-wide in the early to mid-1900s.
Historical Essay

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.
Historical Essay

Let's Go to the Circus! - Image Gallery Essay

Circus images from the 1860s to the 1960s.
Historical Essay

One Family's Love Affair with Photography - Image Gallery Essay

A Wisconsin family's photography of their life, pets, parades and other festivities from the late 19th through the early 20th century.
Historical Essay

Prophetic Pictures from Menomonie, Wisconsin - Image Gallery Essay

An album of 32 unusual photographs taken in 1905 of graduates of Menomonie High School in Dunn County.
Historical Essay

Images of Madison - Image Gallery Essay

Madison's 150th Anniversary
View this collection of images of Madison, Wisconsin from the collections of the Wisconsin Historical Society.
Historical Essay

Wisconsin at Play - Image Gallery Essay

View a large gallery of Wisconsin residents playing: bowling, dancing, curling, sailing, skateboarding, skating, skiing and snowmobiling.
Historical Essay

Joy Camps - Image Gallery Essay

Wisconsin's Camp Craft Camp for Girls, 1930-1955
This gallery shares more than 100 images from a northern Wisconsin summer camp for girls that operated between 1930 and 1955.

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