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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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.

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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

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.

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.

Read about the career of Milwaukee-based photographer Simon L. Stein who is known for his portraits of prominent Wisconsin citizens.

The Many Varied Photographs

Read about the diverse career of photographer Harold Gauer, who is perhaps best known for his humorous photographs.

Larger Than Life Images of Animals and Produce

Learn about the tall-tale postcard industry and the career of photographer Alfred Stanley Johnson, Jr.

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

Avid Amateur Photographer

Learn about the career of photographer Harry Dankoler, who captured images of his experiences throughout life and experimented with photo manipulation.

Photographs from the Apostle Islands

Learn about the history of the Apostle Islands in the northnmost part of Wisconsin, a popular summer refuge for tourists and residents.
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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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