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Neighborhood House - Image Gallery Essay

Browse images of Madison's only settlement house, Neighborhood House, from 1916 until the 1960s.

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Discover the famous lithographic company most known for its WWII posters whose goal was to mobilize public support for the American war effort.

See the designs Wisconsin artists produced for the Centennial Stamp Contest.

Architectural photographs of the restored opera houses of Wisconsin.

Jim Widmer's "Spirit of Rural Wisconsin," Part II

Explore Jim Widmer's photographs of the Friday fish fry dinner tradition in Wisconsin.

The Civil War sketches of Alexander Simplot were reproduced as engravings for use in newspapers.

Ever wonder why beer is so popular in Wisconsin? Wisconsin history is full of breweries and beer.

Learn more about the 1904 fire that destroyed the third Wisconsin State Capitol.

Learn about the history of Christmas cards and their various uses during World War I and II, and in postwar America.

View Edmund Eisenscher's photographs of the personal and work life of Milwaukee union members from 1938-1956

Read about Earth Day's founder, Gaylord Nelson, a Wisconsin senator and early environmentalist.
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About Our Image Galleries

Image galleries feature selections from visual materials in the Society's Archives. They reflect the wide range of subjects, photographers, and collections available for research. Each gallery is introduced by an essay to provide historical context and background.

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