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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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Images of Pawling & Harnischfeger Electric Cranes

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

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

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.

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.

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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

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

Black-and-white photographs taken and printed by Civil War-era photographer George N. Barnard.

Larger Than Life Images of Animals and Produce

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

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.

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