A Closer Look
Own a piece of Idaho’s Capitol History!
Did you know that you can purchase prints of historic maps or photographs?
Hundreds of photographs from the Idaho State Historical Society collection are on display throughout the renovated Capitol.View thumbnails of the historic images currently on exhibit in the Idaho Capitol building.
You Can Also Purchase Prints from our Collection
To view images, visit the database. Browse the images one at a time by clicking individual images or search by thematic group. For a thematic search, click one of the links below:
- Statehouse/Agriculture - product labels, photographs, promotional pamphlets, and catalogs.
- Statehouse/Commerce - trademarks, photos of industrial facilities, businesses, promotional materials, and communities.
- Statehouse/Defense - War Bond drive posters, legislation and proclamations establishing the Idaho Militia, and a photo of the Idaho Air National Guard. Statehouse/Education - public and private colleges and universities, students, and related documents.
- Statehouse/General - people, places, and activities from around the state.
- Statehouse/Government - plans and views of the original State Capitol, photos of construction, examples of county documents, political pamphlets, proclamations, and laws creating state institutions.
- Statehouse/Judiciary - original State Capitol construction in progress, a sampling of proclamations by Idaho Governors, and photos of the Idaho Territorial and State legislatures in session.
- Statehouse/Health & Welfare - early legislation to establish mental health facilities, photos of medical offices and facilities.
- Statehouse/Maps - maps showing how the shape of Idaho evolved during the 19th century.
- Statehouse/Natural Resources - natural wonders, recreational opportunities, and business development, conservation and tourism.
- Statehouse/Transportation - steamboats, locomotives, wagons, railroads, buses and buggies, and roads and bridges.