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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Learn the inside story of the Teasdale Vice Committee Investigation of 1913 in Wisconsin and their crusade against "social evil."

An intimate look at family, architecture, interiors and fashion in Victorian Wisconsin between 1885 and 1900

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Automobiles in Wisconsin History

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View a pictorial review of the Wisconsin State Fair from 1851 when it began.

Avid Amateur Photographer

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The Many Varied Photographs

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