Photograph Collections

The Grant County Historical Society preserves a valuable collection of local historical photographs in our archives at the Grant County History Museum in Lancaster, WI. Only a portion of our collection has been scanned for online viewing.

Explore our online photo collections at the sites listed below.

Recollection Wisconsin

View the Grant County Historical Society collection at Recollection Wisconsin.

Volunteer Dennis Wilson has dedicated many hours to selecting and scanning intriguing and important photographs from the Society’s collections, and 150 of these photos can now be discovered in Recollection Wisconsin. The images are an eclectic bunch, documenting communities around Grant County — Boscobel, Cassville, Cuba City, Fennimore, Hazel Green, Lancaster, Platteville and more — from the 1860s to the 1960s. Some of the most significant photos in the collection come from Pleasant Ridge, a community established by former African-American slaves in 1848. Another important group is a series of formal portraits of local leaders, added to a “centennial box” in Lancaster in 1876 which was reopened in 1976 for the United States bicentennial.

Read more at Recollection Wisconsin
Miners at Enterprise Mine, Platteville, WI. View Full Record.

Photo Blog


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