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Willy Street- Image Gallery Essay

Sometime in the spring or early summer of 1982, photographer Jack Greene set out to Williamson Street to create a photographic journal of the Madison neighborhood.

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

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.

View this image collection of the Wisconsin Democratic Senator William Proxmire.

Photographs by Richard Quinney

View photographs of the 1969 construction of the New York City World Trade Center.

Discover the works of Austrian artist Franz Hölzlhuber, who documented Wisconsin scenery through watercolor.

Photographic portraits of Native Americans dating from 1898.

See the designs Wisconsin artists produced for the Centennial Stamp Contest.

The Natchez Poverty Report

View this gallery of photographs from an unpublished 1960s report on living conditions in the African-American neighborhoods of Natchez, Mississippi.

Promotions on Paper, 1850s-1975

Custom-designed letterheads were a universal way of proclaiming who you were. Historical letterheads are prime examples of early branding.

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.
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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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