Dr. Joseph Smith.

Dr. Joseph Smith: Early 20th Century Life in Marathon County - Image Gallery Essay

View photographs taken by Dr. Joseph Smith in the early 20th century in and around Marathon County, Wisconsin.

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Photographic portraits of Native Americans dating from 1898.

Lee una breva historia de Lucha por la Justicia para los Trabajadores Agrícolas.

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Circus images from the 1860s to the 1960s.

Learn the inside story of the Teasdale Vice Committee Investigation of 1913 in Wisconsin and their crusade against "social evil."

The Many Varied Photographs

Read about the diverse career of photographer Harold Gauer, who is perhaps best known for his humorous photographs.

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View this beautiful collection of Valentine's Day greeting cards collected from 1840 through 1980.

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