American Campaigns.

Documenting Political Campaigns in the Moment - Image Gallery Essay

Coming of age in Ohio, James Baughman developed a passion for the Cleveland Indians and presidential campaigns. The youngster's hobbies offered a good window into the American experience.

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Civil War Envelopes

View the culture and politics of a country at war with itself through envelopes produced by publishers and printers.

Learn about the life and career of self-proclaimed 'Photo Artist' from Baraboo who had a vast range of photographic abilities.

Black-and-white photographs taken and printed by Civil War-era photographer George N. Barnard.

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

View photographs taken by Dr. Joseph Smith in the early 20th century in and around Marathon County, Wisconsin.

1850-2009

Photographs of political campaign techniques of the past.

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

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.

View a gallery of foreign film posters from the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research.
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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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