Dr. Joseph Smith.

Dr. Joseph Smith: Early 20th Century Life in Marathon County - Image Gallery Essay

View photographs taken by Dr. Joseph Smith in the early 20th century in and around Marathon County, Wisconsin.

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

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

View a large gallery of Wisconsin residents playing: bowling, dancing, curling, sailing, skateboarding, skating, skiing and snowmobiling.

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

Life and Lumbering in Chippewa Falls

Read about the life and career of photographer Alfred Bish who documented the lumbering industry and daily life in the Chippewa Falls area.

Learn about the exploits of the U.S. Army National Guard's Red Arrow Division during World War II.

View images from film "Hell's Angels," released by United Artists in 1930.

Larger Than Life Images of Animals and Produce

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

Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

Learn about how the Wisconsin Free Library Commission helped to establish and improve free public libraries in Wisconsin.

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