The St. Croix County Historical Society has a large collection of over 4,000 historic photographs of people and places in St. Croix County.  Reproduction photos or scans from the collection are available for purchase for personal display and limited commercial use.

Dating from the mid-1800s to the 1950s the photos in the Historical Society’s collection are primarily of the Hudson area and include street scenes, buildings, people, lumber, railroad, farming, school and much more.

A selection of the more popular photos are available for viewing online, however, the majority of the photos have not yet been digitized and require completing a Photo Request Form – so our research volunteers can search the collection to see if we have a photo(s) to suit your need.

Photos prints are available for personal, office of business display the cost  is $20 for an 8” x 10” photographic print or a digital scan (suitable for 8” x 10” print).  The scans can be used for photographic prints or printed on canvas. Photos from our collection can also be use in publications (with some restricts).

Larger, high resolution, scans suitable for large format printing and are also available upon request, but take addition time for processing (1 -2 weeks).

Larger size wrapped canvas prints are also available. Size and prices vary, starting at $35 for an 8″ x 10″ up to $185 for a 40″ x 60″ wrapped canvas print. The canvas prints usually require 2 to 3 week to complete.

For questions or more information, please contact the Historical Society at 715.386.2654 or

Proceeds from the sale of photo reproductions (and additional donations) support the Historical Society’s efforts to preserve, and expand access to, the photos and artifacts in our collection.

Printing your photo:

You can have the digital scan printed  yourself, on a home printer or at a one-hour photo lab, however, for a high-quality photographic print (or wrapped canvas) we recommend professional service through Kelley Gallery or Siiro Fine Art Consulting where they can consult with you to custom size and frame the photos to fit your space.

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