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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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Glimpses of African-American Life in the Midwest, 1865-1934

Read about three generations of a Midwestern African-American family.

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

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.

Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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

Discover Madison's Kehl School of Dance through photographs of the performers, public events, dance studio, and other images.

This image gallery depicts Madison, Wisconsin, as a hub of dynamic social, political and cultrual change from the 1960s through the mid-1970s.

Read about Earth Day's founder, Gaylord Nelson, a Wisconsin senator and early environmentalist.

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

The Lloyd Jones Family Album

Read about the career of The Capital Times founder Richard Lloyd Jones and browse through photographs he and his wife took while living in Madison.
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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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