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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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Avid Amateur Photographer

Learn about the career of photographer Harry Dankoler, who captured images of his experiences throughout life and experimented with photo manipulation.

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

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

Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

Learn about how the Wisconsin Free Library Commission helped to establish and improve free public libraries in Wisconsin.

Native American Photographs

Collection of photographs documenting Native American life and the impact of federal government.

Doctor and Amateur Photographer

Discover the career of amateur photographer and doctor Edward Bass who surprised people with his near-overnight success and natural talent.

Read about the career of Milwaukee-based photographer Simon L. Stein who is known for his portraits of prominent Wisconsin citizens.

The Story of Two Communities Through Photographs

Read about the history of Manitowoc and Two Rivers, two Wisconsin communities, and view photos documenting more than 150 years of life in the two cities.

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

Images of Pawling & Harnischfeger Electric Cranes

Discover how Wisconsin-based company Pawling & Harnischfeger became one of the world's leading suppliers of manufacturing services.

View images from film "Hell's Angels," released by United Artists in 1930.
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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.

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