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

James T. Potter's Photos

View this image collection of architectural details of places in Madison, Wisconsin.

The Watercolors of Winifred Ford

Read about the life and career of painter Winifred Ford who created watercolors of historic Madison residences.

Architectural photographs of the restored opera houses of Wisconsin.

Wisconsin photographer David Marcou's images of life in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

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

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

View the online collection of Photo Copy Service photographs taken in Madison from the 1920s through 1960s.

View these 19th-century panoramic, detailed maps of Wisconsin communities.

Ever wonder why beer is so popular in Wisconsin? Wisconsin history is full of breweries and beer.
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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.