HISTORICAL ESSAY

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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An album of 32 unusual photographs taken in 1905 of graduates of Menomonie High School in Dunn County.

View many photographs of Cassville Wisconsin's varied river life, taken by Frank W. Feiker

Images of Pawling & Harnischfeger Electric Cranes

Discover how Wisconsin-based company Pawling & Harnischfeger became one of the world's leading suppliers of manufacturing services.

Allan Born, The Born Collection

Allan Born's photographs of Northern Wisconsin during the 1930's and beyond.

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

The Story of Two Communities Through Photographs

Read about the history of Manitowoc and Two Rivers, two Wisconsin communities, and view photos documenting more than 150 years of life in the two cities.

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.

Native American Photographs

Collection of photographs documenting Native American life and the impact of federal government.

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.

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Visual Materials Subject Overview

Learn about the wide range of visual materials subjects available to view both online and in our Archives
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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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