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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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View images of regional singers and musicians from the Helene Stratman-Thomas folk music project.

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

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

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

View the collection of images of Wisconsin women in a variety of activities: farm work, canning, suffragism, photography, war work and civil rights.

View the online collection of Photo Copy Service photographs taken in Madison from the 1920s through 1960s.

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

Madison's Soap Box Derby

Learn about the history of Madison's Soap Box Derby, a popular racing sport amongst young boys nation-wide in the early to mid-1900s.

View this image collection of the Wisconsin Democratic Senator William Proxmire.

Architectural photographs of the restored opera houses of 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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