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History of the U.S. Social Security Act - Image Gallery Essay

Browse images about the formation of the U.S. Social Security Act, selected from the collections of federal employees Witte, Altmeyer, Cohen and Wickenden.

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

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

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Wisconsin photographer David Marcou's images of life in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

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An intimate look at family, architecture, interiors and fashion in Victorian Wisconsin between 1885 and 1900

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James T. Potter's Photos

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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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If you have questions about historical photos or images, please contact our reference staff by phone at 608-264-6535 or by email.

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