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Letterheads: Promotions on Paper, 1850s-1975 - Image Gallery Essay

Before email and texting, custom-designed letterheads were a universal way of proclaiming who you were. See more than 300 images of this branding method.

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Architectural photographs of the restored opera houses of Wisconsin.

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.

A Greenbelt Town

Read about how the suburban community of Greendale, Wisconsin, was engineered and view photographs documenting its development.

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

Mississippi River Town

View 19th century photographs of life on the Mississippi River logging town of Alma, Wisconsin.

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

Learn about the lives of upper-middle class Wisconsinites in the Victorian period between 1885 and 1900.

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

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

Madison's Settlement House

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

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