American Campaigns.

Documenting Political Campaigns in the Moment - Image Gallery Essay

Coming of age in Ohio, James Baughman developed a passion for the Cleveland Indians and presidential campaigns. The youngster's hobbies offered a good window into the American experience.

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View a pictorial review of the Wisconsin State Fair from 1851 when it began.

Architectural photographs of the restored opera houses of Wisconsin.

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

Frank Lloyd Wright's Wisconsin Home

Learn about he home of architect Frank Lloyd Wright and view rare photographs of the building he designed and redesigned during his lifetime.

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

Milwaukee's First Photojournalist

Read about the life and career of photojournalist John Robert Taylor, who captured the spirit of Milwaukee through photographs in the early 20th century.

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

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

Glimpses of African-American Life in the Midwest, 1865-1934

Read about three generations of a Midwestern African-American family.

Snapshots of Daily Life

Study this collection of family photos and see a natural, simple view of everyday life in early 20th-century Randolph, Wisconsin.

View images produced by the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, while they were challenging a white, supremacist delegation.
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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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