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Neighborhood House - Image Gallery Essay

Browse images of Madison's only settlement house, Neighborhood House, from 1916 until the 1960s.


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Browse images about the formation of the U.S. Social Security Act, selected from the collections of federal employees Witte, Altmeyer, Cohen and Wickenden.

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

Wisconsin's Camp Craft Camp for Girls, 1930-1955

This gallery shares more than 100 images from a northern Wisconsin summer camp for girls that operated between 1930 and 1955.

View images from Cornelius (Neal) L. Harrington’s collection of photographs highlighting Wisconsin state parks, preserves and forests.

The Extinction of a Species

Read about how the species of passenger pigeons became extinct. Follow links to short essays on the topic and view a collection of images.

Mississippi River Town

View 19th century photographs of life on the Mississippi River logging town of Alma, Wisconsin.

Discover the famous lithographic company most known for its WWII posters whose goal was to mobilize public support for the American war effort.

The Civil War sketches of Alexander Simplot were reproduced as engravings for use in newspapers.

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

Harry Ellsworth Cole

Cole's photographs show scenic views of the Dells and Devil's Lake area as well as geological features throughout Sauk 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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If you have questions about historical photos or images, please contact our reference staff by phone at 608-264-6535 or by email.